Thursday, January 08, 2009

Some HD trauma!!! **Update 09/17/09: makeup variation**

A few months ago make up artist/mentor/friend/co worker Stand Edmonds asked me if I would be interested in creating a make up for an HD lighting seminar he was co hosting. The make up would be lit on stage and shot and projected live with some of the latest HD cameras out there. I always enjoy doing new make ups and this was just the chance to do that once again!

He set me up with a model Caryl -Ann (VFS graduate) and I was able to get her face cast as well. I went to work sculpting what would be an assault victim make up. It consisted of 4 pieces. A right puffy split cheek, a puffy left eye/puffy cheek/split brow, a split nose and a split lip.
All the pieces (run in gelatin) had real thread stitches pre sewn in and secured with super glue (a method I highly recommend!)
I applied the make in around 2 hours or so, glued down with pros aid, colored with Illustrators and Stacolors and then sealed with Green Marble. I finished the make up with some 3 Kings My Blood (a nice aged brown shade).

All in all I liked this make up, the bruising got a bit washed out in the photos but to the eye it was much more intense, you can see this in the application pic below. The only thing I really regret is not having fake lashes in the puffy eye appliance! Oh well next time!!

Here is the finished make up with some mold and application pics as well!

Some bonus trivia: I also did a subtle silicone aging make up for the HD seminar as well, but at this time I have no pics of the finished make up. Also the reaction to the assault make up from the seminar crowd was just awesome, they gasped and awed, have to say it put a smile on my face. Finally I actually did this assault make up one more time for a demo shot at VFS for a TV spot on the school. To watch that spot follow this link!:

UPDATE 09/17/09: Variation 2


Andrew Glazebrook said...

Stunning work !!!!

Michael said...

Very appreciative as always!