So you all know I was taking a Special FX Makeup course at George Brown College, which was so much fun and such an incredible experience. I learned so much and discovered that I actually enjoy doing Special FX makeup far more than I thought I would. My teacher was absolutely incredible and extremely talented, I feel very lucky to have been taught by him. While taking the course I got to do two Photo Shoots, one mid-course and one at the end of the course.
My first was a Zombie creation, which was so much fun, I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun it was creating this Zombie. I used my cousins husband as my Zombie victim and I think he enjoyed it just as much as I did. He was a pretty spectacular model.
My second and final creation was far more difficult in my opinion. For this particular photo shoot I had to make prosthetic pieces, so I had to plan out my idea far in advance, which I tend to find difficult. I like to procrastinate and decide at the last minute what I’m doing. I decided to do some sort of garden fairy/creature. But I wanted it to look hauntingly beautiful. I created sharp creepy teeth, high cheek bones, a slightly pointier nose and a slightly pointier chin. I used my sister as the model who was perfect for a garden fairy/creature. This was a lot of fun once I knew what I was doing. But it did take me far longer to create than the Zombie.
I do specialize in ‘Natural Looking’ makeup, so taking a course for Special FX could have been really challenging. Having done art in the past such as painting and drawing it really came in handy. The whole course really was like creating a work of art on a person. I had an amazing teacher which made it easier to learn. We did a lot of airbrush work which I was a little rusty with, but I think I got the hang of it near the end.
I hope you enjoyed my creations. I hope to be doing far more Special FX makeup in the future. It was far too much fun to not be done again!
Happy Tuesday Everyone!