Category: SFX makeup

Tranquil

Tranquil

Continuing my Dragon Age obsession with a tranquil scar using rigid collodion. It’s not as even as I’d like but we’ll just say scars don’t heal in perfect lines, either.

Tranquil

Tranquil

Continuing my Dragon Age obsession with a tranquil scar using rigid collodion. It’s not as even as I’d like but we’ll just say scars don’t heal in perfect lines, either.

So I just finished Dragon Age: Inquisition

So I just finished Dragon Age: Inquisition

Top two pictures were edited, bottom two were not. The last one is a special message for Fen’Harel after Trespasser lol.

Nutcracker Prince

Nutcracker Prince

Told you I was already working on something new! Featuring Yzma the rat, who is a far better model than I am (when properly motivated).

2018 Makeup Review

2018 Makeup Review

This has been a year of experiments with new projects and new products. It’s the first time I’ve tried both water-based makeup (Yzma) and alcohol-based makeup (zombie). I’ve been learning to make paint more three-dimensional and I’ve learned the joys of using pre-made prosthetics to enhance my work. I’m excited to see what the new year will bring, and I’m already working on the first project!

See more:
Venetian Mask
Filigree
Parasyte
Yzma – photo by wasuu photography
Merperson
Third Eye
Blue Fairy
Horns – a casualty of the 12/17 apocalypse, probably because I made a joke about…horns. We’ll see if I can get it back.
Zombie

Freshly Dead Zombie

Freshly Dead Zombie

Facial prosthetics are from Tinsley FX Transfers

Zombie virus progression

Zombie virus progression

Bite and large facial wounds done with Tinsley FX Transfers

Zombie bite progression

Zombie bite progression

Final bite created with “Small Gouge” from Tinsley FX Transfers

You guys think I should get this looked at?

You guys think I should get this looked at?

Easy, Latex Free SFX Cuts Tutorial Another tu…

Easy, Latex Free SFX Cuts Tutorial

Another tutorial for Halloween! This one is for simple cuts using only paint – no latex, wax, or even fake blood. Steps are below the cut to the cut (get it? ‘cuz it’s a… *ducks tomatoes*). I used costume paint from Party City for these, so they should be accessible for all regardless of budget or experience!

Colors needed for cuts : black, red, white, (maybe blue)

1. Draw a line of red and blend it out where you want the cut. 

2. Draw a thin line of red. (You can stop here for a scratch that doesn’t break the skin.)

3. Carefully draw a line of black on one side of the cut. 

4. Get some white on the edge of your brush and dab it along the cut, opposite the black line.

5. Go over the line again with your bright red. If you want, you can extend it to show bleeding. 

That’s it! From there you can experiment with size, color, etc. In the picture below, I started with black on the middle cut and added the red on top (makes it very defined). For the one on my hand, I made the edges less defined and used blue instead of red to create the line from step 2 (it looks more like a rope burn).

Following the same steps also works for larger cuts. 

Steps 1-2 have one difference: Leave a clean, thin outline around the cut instead of blending out the red. This gives the impression of raised skin.

3. Add your black to one side; if your cut is jagged, remember that the black still goes on only one side of those edges.

4. Tap on the black with your finger or use a brush to blend it into the red just a little. Then use a tiny bit of white for highlights.