Posts Tagged ‘Make-up’

We have a launch! 
  It has been a few months since Halloween. It was during that time that I started doing FX make-up. I am fully self-taught in this artform, but I can say that I am catching on. 

   Well, after my biggest fail during Halloween (my failed zombie) I must have lost focus, because I stopped doing any effects. It was until, just recently, that I got back into it. But to touch base with what happened; Ariel wanted to be a zombie, so I thought it would have been easy. This was my first time working on someone else. I prepped up the materials, I watched a video of someone else doing the effect, I thought I had it. I went to do the effect, and I chose a different path. I knew what I needed to do, but I thought about another way to do it (something I never tried) so I did that. I didn’t like how the finished product didn’t come out well, so I never shared what it looked like. After that effect, I chose to take a break. I didn’t know that I took this break until recently. 

   After a while, I chose that I wanted to do another effect. This is when I thought about a sliced open arm. I knew how to do it, what I needed, how long it would take, and much more. I just didn’t know when to do it. Finally, I took a night and did it. I didn’t have scissors so I ended up hurting the effect. Mainly, I ripped the latex while trying to open it. Either way, I enjoyed this effect and it turned out great!!! 

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After this effect, I ended up doing a project for my anniversary. Today, is my anniversary. We have been together for 4 years. Ariel is a huge fan of The Walking Dead. She loves it and watches it every Sunday. I have been wanting to make, Lucille. If you don’t know, Lucille is Negans barbed wire bat. To do the project, I made my own barbed wire with just regular hanging wires. I finished the project and gave it to my beautiful girl. 


 She’s a beauty 😉

Now, I spent a few hours with water colors, last night. I ended up doing two bruises 


Then, there is tonight. I wanted to do something small. So, I pulled out my bone collection and started to play with playdough. I have a big project Coming up, so I need to practice with molding bones. This is why I made a finger bone. I am not that good, quite yet, but I am getting there. I think this is good for my first time 

I have a lot more coming, I just wanted to tell you what I am working on. Thanks for reading and I hope that you enjoyed what you saw. Have a good night, as I leave to spend time with my girl. It’s our anniversary, today! 

Weirdly I felt pretty.
Last night, I was walking through Wal-Mart with my wife, while trying to collect everything she needed for her work project. I have been getting into special effects, but I was missing a few items. We were in the right place, but the bad thing is we weren’t ready for what happened next, well Ariel wasn’t ready, anyway. “I need to buy some eye shadow!” Who said that? I will give you a hint, it wasn’t Ariel. Yes, I actually said that in the middle of Wal-Mart, don’t judge.

I was playing around with the Liquid Latex when I first started, but now I want to see if I can make this a hobby. I find that Special effects are quite fascinating, and something that I could see myself doing on my spare time. After a few attempts at making a masterpiece, I caught myself watching videos (on YouTube) on ways to get better. I quickly realized what I was doing wrong but also, I saw that I was needing different shades to make it look more realistic. I looked online at ways to shade, the results were vary but most said that I needed either a FX paint pallet or simple make-up. I don’t want to spend that much money on this, just in case I quit shortly, so I decided make-up was my best bet for now, but I don’t know anything about make-up, but Ariel does!

We were in the middle of the store when I proclaimed that I needed help. I don’t think she was ready for me to say what I needed help with. Her face confirmed that, but she was still willing to help, so we walked back to the designated aisle. I couldn’t believe how many types of eye shadows there were! I did notice that all of them are expensive, but I didn’t understand the difference or which one I needed to get. There we stood, in the make-up aisle, fighting over what product would look best on me. I felt like a girl as I told her that one product was too dark and that the others are too glittery. She shook her head in embarrassment as she grabbed her suggestion and left the aisle. I followed behind her holding my pick, she turned around and told me to put it down. I refused, so she took it from me and explained why it wasn’t the best product. I still had no idea what she was saying, it was like a foreign tongue, but I smiled and put the box down.

As we made our way up to the register, she told me that she didn’t feel like I was her husband, but more like a gay best friend. I laughed as I told the cashier why I was buying eye shadow. He told me that he knew what I was trying to do, since he has been following my activity on Facebook. Though he knew, Ariel was still really embarrassed that I was talking about it. She still is shaking her head, but she is supporting my work. She even went as far as showing my work to all her co-workers. One of her co-workers came up to me and told me I was great, also she offered to be a canvas if I ever wanted to practice.

I never plan on this becoming something more, but it is really fun to do. I find peace when I am giving myself “scars,” I don’t know how to explain the feeling but if I was to attempt, I would say “I am excited.” I am happy to find that I can use my artist abilities in other areas, other than writing. Maybe one day we could find a happy medium, of where my writing and this new hobby could meet, but lets not get ahead of ourselves. I still have a huge road ahead of me, in both areas, but this could be the start of something awesome. I find myself buying more and more tools for effects, so maybe I am wrong, maybe this could be something. Either way, I find my writing is getting better. Do you agree? Let me know.

Also, look at my work in special effects.  

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My Third Time, Ever.

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Sloppy but fun to do.

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I was impressed with my first effect. This needed more shading, but it was good for my first time.

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