Apart from adding make-up to your image , you can use new idea to turn your image into a ghost. This ghost image is mainly done using different photoshop functions such as filter, blur, adjustment etc. You can also apply the same following the tutorial to achieve the same result.
If you fed up of color painting, you can have a try on this ink effect for your painting works. This is mainly done through color adjustment such as curves, level adjustments etc. Using a suitable paper for texture, a nice ink portrait can be done.