Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blood and guts can sometimes be fun...


So, Hayden here, with the burns, was my final and graded victim, and Steve, with the black eye and no burns was my practice gore victim. I think they look pretty beautiful myself. It took a lot of hard work, research and planning to get these techniques refined, and I still have a lot to learn, but I had a lot of fun and feel more knowledgeable than I did. You can never fully appreciate the extensive amount of work and intricate skill an art takes until you try learning it for yourself. Makeup is a very precise art. It takes research, knowledge of human anatomy, and endless hours worth of practice to learn how to contour a face to achieve a certain effect. I admire the people who have truly mastered this craft.

Hayden's story: Lieutenant Hayden, of the Cedar City Fire Department was on the roof of a burning building attempting to assess the roofs safety for collapse as the department worked to quell the flames within the building. All of a sudden, a backdraft swept Lt. Hess off his feet and slammed him face first into a chimney, causing the two inch gap in his forehead. He ended up with third degree burns covering the right side of his face, and a gruesome gash on the left side of his forehead.

**This isn't meant to poke fun at the horrible danger firefighters endure, or the enumerable backdraft accidents that have caused so much pain in firefighter's families. My father was a firefighter for thirty years and I respect and understand the seriousness of backdraft incidents. I merely needed a story for each of my victims**

Steven's Story: ...Well, an assortment of things happened to Steven here. It was practice day and I wanted to try out as many possible techniques as possible, so the story his makeup tells doesn't make much sense, and is very strange. Back to the story. Steven was run over by a car. He was hit full on, dragged for a bit and then was left in the road (you can't see in the pictures too well, but there is crushed asphalt in his wounds). All of a sudden, out of no where, a hobo smoking a cigar ran over to him, laughed in his face, and then gave him a cigar burn on the right side of his cheek. Needless to say, it wasn't Steven's best day.

My putty work on Steve wasn't to great, but it improved with Hayden. A few more tries with a few new tricks and I think I'll be able blend it into the skin and have the final product be inscrutable!


  1. oooh. That cheek on Steve is GNARLY! Ouch!

  2. Thanks! It was so much fun! Research was gross though. Hahah!