Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Creepy Clown: Start of some ideas

Having not done very much makeup recently, I decided to go into this look without a set plan which is always a mistake I find. However there are a couple of interesting parts to it which I may develop. 

The main problem is adding too many elements which fight against each other and it creates a confusing final result. But it's still kinda creepy.










Sunday, 30 October 2016

Slit Throat

This one was quite quick, involving building a few layers of liquid latex, pouring a thicker line in the middle and resting a greased up crochet needle in the middle. Then I bulked it up with dried pieces of latex from a previous failed attempt and sealed with a few more layers. I didn't want to use tissue or cotton as I think it's harder to paint to look like skin. Note to self: applied to perspex dish which is lightly greased with vaseline and latex peels off a treat, just need to apply talc as you go to stop it sticking.








Fake blood went a bit overboard but the overall effect was quite funny.




Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Lion

Bit of fun this time to get back into the swing of things...










Friday, 1 July 2016

Stitches

Another grossish one.








For anyone interested in how I did this: I put down a layer of spirit gum onto my forehead, let it partially dry. Then arranged wax into a long sausage shape (I had to roll it in sections because it melts really quickly on your hands and when it touches the skin). I spread out the edges into my skin, using a wee bit of moisturiser at the end to smooth everything, leaving a long thin mound.

I made the "cut" through the center of the wax using the edge of a pair of tweezers. After that I gently applied foundation, powder, grease paint in the cut, more powder.

For the stitches I took a long piece of black thread, tying it in many knots to form a ling line of knots. I had to anchor the thread around a pen so that the knots would go to the same place. Then i snipped them into stitches lengths, used tweezers to dip them in spirit gum and to place over the cut. All that was left was to add more bruising around the cut and of course some fake blood.


Drag King

This look was tricky. I went in too heavy with the makeup to start with and then covered up with fake stubble (using disposable mascara wand).







Monday, 8 February 2016

Wounds practice

Once again, my lovely assistant Deebs kindly offered to help me practice my bruising, cuts and bullet hole wound.












I could have made the bullet hole deeper, but didn't want to put Deebs through more layers of latex and it was really just a test to see if the method worked. In case anyone wants to know how I did it, I dabbed a layer of liquid latex on the forehead, stuck on a ripped oval shape of tissue and applied another layer of latex on the top. Repeated several times, allowing each layer to dry in between and trying not to layer exactly in the same place to keep the edges thin. Then powdered and used tweezers to (carefully) puncture the middle and eased it open with the round end of a brush to give it its round shape. The rest was grease paint, water based pancake and fake blood.