Natalie Sharp Paints Her Face as Eight Different Album Covers.

Several blogs have featured recent images of Face painter Natalie Sharp’s own visage made up as various music album covers, but none have shown the actual record cover art that inspired the makeup. That said, I’m going to do that for you as well as share close-ups of her impressive face paint.

Natalie Sharp Album Cover Face Art

Face painter Natalie Sharp is also known as musician Lone Taxidermist.  The Quietus recently featured her latest project, about which Natalie says “I decided to paint my face for record store day. After moaning that I never get the Easter weekend off because I’m always face painting, a friend Dan Conway suggested I paint my face as a piece of vinyl.

“I stupidly thought I could knock these out in a day. Three days later with a bleeding face and being accused of racism after posting my progress on Facebook, I had to stop. These are not my top eight albums, I don’t believe in that crap, but they are eight very inspiring and spectacular albums that I keep returning to. Each face took between 3 – 6 hours to paint. I cried after finishing grizzly bear, I thought it had broken me. I don’t use any stencils its all freehand. Record Store Day, here is my gift to you.”

And yes, she had to create them backwards while looking in the mirror so the type would read properly.

Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures
joy division face and album IIHIH Natalie Sharp Face Paint album covers hero IIHIH

Primal Scream’s Screamadelica
Primal scream face and album IIHIH Natalie Sharp album cover face paint 3 IIHIH

Talking Heads Remain in Light
Talking Heads face and album IIHIH Natalie Sharp Talking Heads face paint IIHIH

Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest
Grizzly bear face and album IIHIH natalie Sharp Grizzly Bear album cover face paint IIHIH

Kraftwerk’s Autobahn
Kraftwerk autobahn face and album IIHIH natalie sharp Kraftwork autobahn face paint IIHIH

KaS Product’s Try Out
Kas Product face and album IIHIH natalie sharp KAS try out face paint IIHIH

The Advisory Circle’s As The Crow Flies
The Advisory Circle face and album IIHIH Natalie Sharp The Advisory Circle face paint IIHIH

Tones On tail’s Everything
Tones on Tail face and album IIHIH Natalie Sharp album cover face paint 2 IIHIH

What a fun project. I look forward to more of her work.

information and images courtesy of both The Quietus and Natalie Sharp.