***WARNING – THE FOLLOWING POST CONTAINS IMAGES THAT MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME VIEWERS – VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED***

Happy AprilMayJune everyone!

These are the final two months of our In-Depth Project, and I’m super excited!

My mentor has provided me with a lot of great learning opportunities. She has given me hands on projects to try on myself and other people as well as introducing me to resource materials, like Makeup Artist magazine, which has interesting articles about SFX makeup.

To reinforce lessons that I’ve learned in my topic, I can practice using the same techniques to create slightly different looks. For example, using the same technique, I can create a Chelsea smile, claw marks or a knife slash. I can practice those different looks to get better at what I’ve already learned. To accelerate my future learning, there are many classes taught by industry professionals that offer to teach beginners in making prosthetics, applying makeup and body painting. Though those courses are expensive I hope to one day attend some of them.

In other news, I recently got my good friend Katherine to be my model for some more… bloody looks that I created. Hence, the warning at the beginning of this post.

Stab wound created with SFX Makeup

As you can see above, I created a stab wound effect. This was a great thing to try because I got to use many materials I hadn’t used before (nose and scar wax, fake blood).

The above look is a cut off hand effect. This was the first time I used 3rd Degree, and now it is one of my favourite products.

Though the next little while is going to be very busy for me, I will find time to try more projects and the results will be posted in my upcoming blog posts.