Apply Camoflage Face Paint

Apply Camoflage Face Paint

Posted by Harley Davidson Wednesday, September 3, 2008 0 comments
Need to know how to better camouflage yourself and better break up your outline for work or hunting then find out how here.

Step1 Ok face paint is one of the most important parts of your camouflage its also one of the most difficult to understand and use, but its still moderately easy. In your kit you should have four five basic colors:Green, Brown, Black, Tan(Special Use), Gray(Special Use). I will be explaining how to use green brown and black in woodland environments, from what i teach you here you should be able to also use the tan and brown and black in desert environments and the gray black and tan in urban environments.

Step 2 The point of face paint is to disguise two things, first is human skin tone, in nature this is one of the most eye catching things, and second it is to disguise the solid color of skin tone(I assume you are wearing camouflage clothing so that your visible skin is the only thing not camo) Remember SOLID COLORS ARE NOT COMMON IN NATURE THEY ALSO ARE VERY EYE CATCHING AND CREATE AN OUTLINE WHICH IS WHAT CAMOUFLAGE TRIES TO BREAK UP.

Camoflage Face Paint
Step3 The human eye naturally searches for animal or human shapes or movement when in the wild, your face is a 3-D surface (your nose sticks out further than your eyes for example) what you have to do is try and make your face appear to your targets eye to be 2-D(like a sheet of paper). But the challenge in this is that your face has protrusions and indentions, for example your nose and forehead are protrusions, they stick out, and the temples and the sides of the face sweep back making them indentions as well as the eyes.

Step4 What you have to do to make your face to appear like a 2-D pattern is you have to paint the indentions on your face like your eyes, temples, sides of your face with a lighter color like the green to bring them out(the brighter the color the more it will stick out. You also need the paint the protrusions like the chin, forehead, nose, etc. with a darker color like the brown or the black. Painting these features darker will sink them in. By sinking in the protrusions with dark colors and bringing out the indentions with light colors the face will appear 2-D to your opponent.

Step5 Your not done yet one more thing you need to do. Observe what type of foliage is in your environment if its a lot of tall grass and trees (a lot of verticle shapes then add some verticle shading with the black or the brown so that not only will your face look 2-D it will blend in with your environments natural pattern. If you do this correctly then your opponent will not be able to see your face from a reasonable distance if he just glances over you. Don't forget this is both a science and an art form of sorts so don't expect to get it perfect the first time practice it a bit till you get it right. Get someone to check it out for you.


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