As if painting on a canvas isn’t challenging enough, Natalie Sharp, who also creates music as Lone Taxidermist, decided to up the game and use her face instead. In honor of Record Store Day, Sharp took the album covers of eight “very inspiring and spectacular albums that [she keeps] returning to” and painted them onto her own face. The end result of her amazing freehand work is incredibly impressive and awesome.

I decided to paint my face for record store day. After moaning that I never get the easter weekend off because Im 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.

Check out her artwork above.

(The Quietus)