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Post by lady jynx on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:36 pm

I have been booked for tomorrow to paint a 5 year old as a dead barbie doctor. It took a while to get what they had in mind. I am enchanted with Lisa Joy Young's zombie doll however am having poor luck with trying to create realistic wounds with just paint. Does anyone have any good tutorials or advice? I will get to use the fake blood so that helps some but have always used scar wax or prosthetics before and I just find my paint "wounds" to be lacking. It just doesn't seem right.
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Post by barbb919 on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:31 pm

I personally would not use prosthetics on a 5 year old..or the glue you have to use to keep them on...Liquid latex can be really brutle to the skin if you are wearing it for a while...and very hard to take off.....I would get one of those stipple sponges they make great scrapes...and use dark red paint...you can make the scars look some what real...and if you watch FABA TC Dutch's class has a great way to make staples...here is a picture i did using just paint[img][/img]
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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:32 pm

I can do bruises, cuts, burns etc. all with paint. You don't need anything special to make them look pretty real.

A little blood gel can be fun, but a good dripping Red Wolfe paint makes great blood.

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Post by katerra77 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:32 am

Heather has tutorial with a bullet hole:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSBJgSPwqIc&feature=plcp
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Post by lady jynx on Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:27 pm

Thanks guys. I will try to get up pictures of my completed attempt or massacre. lol
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Post by Sweet Loretta on Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:59 pm

I would also choose to paint on a child. However latex (I am gonna say it again after reading some threads here today - needs to be patch tested) is far less brutal than using homemade formulation not meant for the skin. And there is a trick to removing latex so it is not painful or hard to take off. And many FX glues are easy on young skin. One must know the vast array of products available for FX work before making a choice on what to use and on who to use them. I can thick of many safe and gentle FX products and glue I would put on a 5 yr old.

The best blood products for children are Kryolan Fresh Scratch and Kryolan Hydro Fix Blood - use with a stipple sponge. Easy to use, great effects, easy to clean off and dries to touch.

Painting real looking wounds takes a good deal of practice and research on what real would look like. Work at it, it takes time.

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Post by lady jynx on Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:55 pm

So the client was well pleased with the end result. I personally feel I could have done better had I had more practice time on it but they were happy and even gave me a $10 tip and some prosthetic scars, burns and wounds that the mother had for herself but never used. They did have to touch up before trick or treating since there was a 5 hour period to pass but I had demonstrated how to pull it off with the fake blood. I am waiting for the pics from them but they are looking forward to booking me again next year.

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Post by SewDarnHot on Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:11 pm

Smile Glad that it worked out! Can't wait to see the photos!
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Post by lady jynx on Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:22 pm

Me too. lol. Still waiting for the pics though.
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:14 am

A little late, but here you go Smile
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Post by ashovoxo on Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:32 am

Wowww I love it! youre amazing with your placement of shading and highlights it looks so real! That's what I wanna learn
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Post by lady jynx on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:45 pm

That is awesome Cotton!!! I love how you shaded to pull the skin at the stiches. What a great idea!!!

Nice work Barb!!! I love how you carried the surrounding area with the stipple sponge so you have a "background" to accent the big one. Brings a lot of realism.

Katerra thanks for the link!!! Great effects and gave me more direction in the surrounding.

Shannon need I say more than you are always an inspiration? Alas I was only working with Snaz but have got a small wolf mini palette now to start playing and experimenting with. You are living my dream. I took 3 years of drama in high school (even going for just that 1 class after having my daughter and going into the alternative program instead of the regular school,) just because I loves the makeup and effects. They even voted me most likely to do stage makeup (probably because I went to school every day with a full face. lol). Alas I never did anything with it as I got caught up in being a mom.

I agree Ash. So much to learn and practice. Smile

I fully intend on continuing to practice this and would love to keep the thread active.

The little girl has a little brother. I did his pirate face for fun for them since he had been really good watching me do his sister and he did so well that I will be doing them both next year. Wink I was only booked for her but had 10 minutes left in the time slot so I figured why not? They paid for both the faces and the tip. They are also raving about me to friends and are still hitting me up for cards to give out to their friends. lol
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Post by Sweet Loretta on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:33 pm

Those look great.
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Post by lady jynx on Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:08 pm

So the mom finally sent me the picture from halloween. But I haven't been able to get it off my phone yet. In the meantime here is the trial run I did the night before. Design inspired by Lisa Joy Young's Zombie Doll.

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