Belated Happy Halloween! (I actually posted this on Flickr and Facebook on Halloween, but as usual I’m posting it a little later here on my blog.)
This is a little disturbing, I know, but that’s obviously what I was going for. Even Ezra was a little creeped out by this and she usually likes these kinds of photomanipulations. I think maybe because it’s me in the picture, rather than some random model, which makes it a little more real for her.
I didn’t really put blood on my face of course, it’s all Photoshop. Even my make up was done digitally. We don’t have any costume stores nearby where I can pick up some fake blood, so everything had to be added in during processing. I did consider concocting my own fake blood out of honey, cornstarch and food color (Mike’s recipe), but I figured Photoshop would be easier. Anyway, I love editing these bloody self portraits. I try to limit myself to only making them around this time of the year as to not freak too many people out 😄
(Photoshop brushes from http://www.obsidiandawn.com)