Tuesday 17 October 2017

Self-taught make-up artist brings Game of Thrones' White Walkers to life

The White Walker by Elsa Rhae
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Anita McSorley

It's amazing what make-up can do.

Meet the self-taught make-up artist who can replicate iconic characters like Superman, the Grinch, and the White Walkers from Game of Thrones.

US make-up artist Elsa Rhae told independent.ie that she learned her skills from YouTube.

"I got into face painting last year when I needed one final elective to graduate with my film degree. I took [a class in] theatre make-up thinking it would be an easy A."

"The class ended up being pretty dull, so I started branching out outside of class using YouTube as my teacher. My friends and family loved all my work so I continued to do more."

The incredibly skilled artist paints herself with only one eye open at times.

Creating a creepy White Walker from "Game of Thrones" took her three hours.

"It's not easy painting on your eyelids," Ms Rhae told independent.ie.

Ms Rhae posts photographs of her work on Facebook and she has started her own Facebook channel.

"I started combining my passion for video work and my passion for face painting on my YouTube channel for people to see how I created my faces and to have proof that my faces were real," she told independent.ie.

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