Hi! I’m Katie. I’m from Ontario, Canada and I’ve been a makeup artist for 6 years now. I started out with a strange idea of creating a little Halloween scene on my lips. I had so much fun creating it that I posted it on DeviantArt for others to enjoy. So many people liked it, that I thought I would try out a scene on my eyes. I loved doing that even more and just kept creating different scenes on my eyes and lips.
Art has always been a big part of my life. I love almost every aspect of it! I try to incorporate so many of the techniques that I learned over the years into my makeup. I owe so much to DeviantArt. Taking a silly little idea and helping it grow into something I’m extremely proud of. The community here is greater than any other community I’ve seen. Thank you, to the lovely people at DeviantArt and to the amazing community for helping me go further than I ever thought I could go.
Deviousness Award Winner
Over the past six years, KatieAlves has become one of the most instantly recognizable members of DeviantArt. Her unique makeup skills are unparalleled. Using her face as her pallet, KatieAlves succeeds in bringing different emotions, mythological creatures, and Disney movies to life. In addition to her makeup work, KatieAlves also creates video tutorials to teach others how to recreate her striking looks, which she shares with her watchers through her Youtube page and her DeviantArt journals. Katie has also encouraged the makeup community on DeviantArt with her various contests, which she hosts across her various social media channels.
With her unique talents, her helpful and engaging video tutorials, and her participation in the community, we are proud to award KatieAlves with the Deviousness Award for June 2016!
Katie is one of the most unique artists I’ve encountered so far on DeviantArt. To make such amazing works of art on such special canvas, takes amazing skill. Her inspiring technique makes her absolutely memorable, and when you have the chance to get to know her, you’re left with good feels about her!!! Not only she’s greatly talented, she’s also the sweetest thing!!! You can’t just come across with her without falling in love with her bubbly personality and helpful spirit!!! Today is a WONDERFUL day, knowing that such a lovely deviant is being celebrated like this!!! CongraSUPERtulations my sweet dear Katie, you’re AMAZING!!!”
KatieAlves is a talented make-up artist. She can use her face as a blank canvas and transform it into a work of art. From mystical and mysterious character make-up to fun and colorful beauty makeup she can do it all. She is truly an inspiration to those in the make-up community and beyond and very deserving of this award.”
Katie’s work is absolutely stunning! She is beyond talented. I wish to someday have even HALF the amount of talent she has for doing such artistic makeup”
Several years ago I was perusing DeviantArt when an amazingly detailed Deviation caught my eye. The colors were vivid, the painting gorgeously applied to accentuate fine lines and character details, all the while coming together to create a delightful scene. On closer inspection, I realized the painting was carefully applied to… her… eyelids!!! There are Deviants who would be grateful to paint such beautiful traditional art on paper or canvas, let alone on body parts! I just had to hop over to the gallery of KatieAlves, who I added to my watch list as quickly as I could get my mouse to jump to the watch box and click. My jaw slowly dropped to my chest as I lingered over traditional art painted on pairs of lush full lips and tiny fingernails, face paintings and additional eyelid paintings. All caused sparkling wonderment to my astonished eyes. Details so skillfully applied that each picture, design or scene could easily be viewed by the naked eye without the need to use the zoom feature. KatieAlves must have nerves of steel to be able to keep such a steady hand to paint via a reflection in a mirror! Katie continues to marvel her watchers with her elaborate face painting, delightful fan and other art painted on her eyelids along with nail and lip designs. Also, be sure to view her fabulous photography that is as electric and varied as her traditional art. Be sure to peruse through her ‘Deadly Sins’ series for her own interpretation on ‘The Sins’, which took her a full week to accomplish shooting with the model. Costumes, makeup and added scene details interpreted each ‘Sin’ masterfully. Katie provides tutorials to show others how to create their own body art, usually via links in the artist description of the given Deviation to a YouTube video, where she shows each step in the process of her art makeup, making it far easier to learn how to do such defined work. An avid commenter and group admin, Katie is an awesome Deviant and asset to the community.”
KatieAlves’s gorgeous makeup artwork caught my eye several years ago. At the time, I didn’t realize makeup art was even a THING; I remember falling in love with the creativity and talent Katie presented. I was blown away by the amount of dedication and craft she showed, and how beautifully her creations — small canvas as eyelids are — always turned out. Thank you, Katie, for bringing a new and inspiring form of art to my attention so many years ago — and keep up the jaw-dropping, stunning work!”
Katie’s incredible eye designs have inspired thousands of people! They’re so imaginative, and really capture the essence of whatever it is they’re trying to portray — especially when you consider sometimes how small the canvas is (eyelids). I hope she creates some makeup art of her new Deviousness award ;D Congratulations!”
I can’t even remember how long ago it was that I first started watching KatieAlves, but I can never forget the impression her work had on me, and what’s more, I’ve been seeing it around even outside of dA ever since, so I know it’s having an impact on many others too. She’s one of the first makeup artists I discovered and I have to say that her work still stands out as some of the most innovative I’ve seen so far. Narrative plays a key part in her designs and I think that’s part of why they are so engaging and charming, but also her amazing skill and dedication too.”