Special effect makeup I must say is one of the coolest things I have ever done. I never thought I would enjoy creating gore, but here I am telling you I LOVE creating gore with makeup. SFX is something I seem to have picked up rather quickly and easily.
A few months ago I did a class on special effects and I had the best time learning all about how to create different prosthetic and different kinds of makeup that you wouldn't see in most magazines.
I first learnt all about theater makeup and how to age someone using creams and OMG it is very dramatic and full-on but so much fun to do. Aging a face is so much fun and easy I took to it like a duck to water. I got to work and created this amazing effort. Forgive the model he wasn't overly liking the idea of being aged by makeup but what a champ he let me do it and take some images of it. Now when you view the images keep in mind that you would normally see this from a stage under massive amounts of lights from a distance.
I have also learnt how to age using latex and this was just as much fun a few more steps a lot longer to apply but, the results where just outstanding. I managed to pick this up just as quickly and easily. My model for the day was just amazing a young 24 year old who I made into a 70 year old. This was not the easiest thing to do but I achieved it and I was rather happy with the results. The image below will show you the results of the effort. The time it took to apply and to remove was a very long process but, the results were worth the effort.
Other SFX techniques I have learnt over the week have been cuts and bruises and again I can not express how much fun I had using makeup and special effects makeup to create the below looks. I actually started to get queasily towards the end of the cut application that is how realistic it was coming, i don't do well with open flesh at the best of times. Blood I can handle fine though.
Bruises was just as fun though did take a little more planning and thinking to have it be believable once the I had finished. I had to think about the age of the bruise where I had the impact and how big the impact was. After all this was decided it was quite easy and just required a gentle hand to help blend the makeup to have it believable I hope you like the results I created.
As you can see I have had a great time so far learning Special Effects. I have more to learnt more since I first started to write this blog which I will share another time. Keep your eyes open for more special effect makeup. Please feel free to contact me or leave a comment and I will get back to you.
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