mark wangerin is in the midst of writing a book for
making portraits just like this .... last i spoke with him ( a few months ago ) it was still being edited ...
the adams machines were great. i had one and used it for years. one of the tricks is to have a very sharp-pointy lead, and a light touch (and not to put hardener in the fix - you'll loose the film's tooth ).
don - pancake makeup was called that because it came in a semimoist cake form ... or so they say ... unlike grease-paint, from days of yore