Stuff on my faceRead Now
Well like most makeup artists sometimes for a variety of reasons I end up doing a lot of makeup looks on my self. They are not really my favorite for portfolio works but I do like to share them. This blog is the perfect place. I have pictures up from the last 2 looks I did. They are similar in feeling but have different colour schemes. I also did them the same day and only half of them were taken on a good camera by somebody who knows what they are doing. The other half were me with a phone. If there is anything you want to see like a demo video or a tutorial or just some characters you want to see on my face let me know and I will try to do it for you.
Laceration demoRead Now
One Year LaterRead Now
It was a year ago today that I drove home from my lab job for the
last time. The last time I had a full time job. The same day I officially became
a full time makeup artist. It has been a really interesting year. There have
been brides and photo shoots, corporate events and birthday parties, zombies
and body painting. I had my first opportunity to work on a union film set and
out of town work road trips. I want to thank all my family and friends for
believing in me especially on the days I didn’t. J it has been great
year and I can’t wait to see what the next one has in store.
Halloween RecapRead Now
It is a bit late to be doing a Halloween post I know. But here we are I have been getting asked about what I did for Halloween so I have for you a few examples of the over 20 makeups I did over the week.
The list includes a broken doll, zombies, skeletons, devils, vampires, tigers and a creepy clown.
Halloween is always one of my favorite times of year because it allows me to flex the special FX muscles as well as the body painting. I painted mostly faces, necks and hands but did 4 half and one full body paint. I also got to apply a few premade prosthetic pieces, build a few wounds and finished off the lot with one bald cap.
I hope you like the results of last year. Don’t forget to book early to do something spectacular for next year.
Play PiercingRead Now
In the past month I have been involved with a few strange yet exciting photo shoots. While the concept in all three was very different they had an important point of similarity. All of them were play piercings. For those of you scratching your heads wondering what a play piercing is, it is a needle, hook or other tool is pierced through the skin for an event or experience rather than for permanent body jewelry.
The first of these shoots was a tribal themed shoot. It was done with Tim Nguyen of Citris Photography, Errin Amanda Ricketts as our model and Valon Oddity did the piercings. In this shoot the makeup was done first so the model could spend a minimum amount of time with the 39 needles in her chest. In the below picture you can see the piercing in progress.
A tribal look was the final result
In the second shoot I took part in we did something a little bit different. The concept for this one involved a flesh pull. Where the previous shoot used small needles this one utilized large hooks that are often used for suspensions. The first task of the day was to apply corrective makeup and concealer over a number of large tattoos on our model LilMissPUKEfce. After that she was painted white and red from the hips up
Following a full paint job her back was cleaned off and the hooks put in by our piercers Doug Smode and Matt of The RISE: Calgary Division
The final product was captured and edited by Jes of Run Rabbit
For the most recent shoot the theme of cherry blossoms came into things again. Once more with the team at citrus we created a look using play piercing needles to stick cherry tree branches to our models back.
Fire spinningRead Now
Well it is blog time and I find myself woefully without a photographer. So instead of continuing a look at spring I will give you a picture of me fire spinning with FireStorm at BasBuss screening of a Bloom film. It was a fun night and I did get to break out the face paint and put something fun on my face for it.
I will give you the next installment of spring makeup trends next week and we will look at adding this seasons blue and green colours to your eye shadow .
But first here is my fun Easter makeup that I put together a few days ago while my photographer was still around.