In one month I will officially be done school! And part of the excitement at nearly being done by education at Blanche MacDonald is due to the fact that we got to try our hands at prosthetic work. A lot of work is involved in each of those prosthetic pieces used for films and photoshoots, and I have a new appreciation for the hard working makeup artists in those prosthetics labs.
For my prosthetic final, I chose a fairly simple prosthetic piece, that I sculpted and molded myself! From start to finish this piece was all mine. It is a gelatin prosthetic in the shape of Odin's rune of Illusion, creating the effect of a subdermal implant.
My character is Morgan le Fay, from Arthurian legend. I took a few liberties with the character, but I kept some of the basics. Here she is a sorceress seeking revenge against the kingdom that killed her unborn child. She sought out the druids to learn powerful magicks to realize her vengeance, and painted their symbols on her body - and on the skull of her stilborn son.
Not a happy story, but I am in love with the final look! I sculpted the skull myself out of Model Magic, and used Kryolan Body Paints on her body for the symbols. I was so luck to have the amazing Miki as my model for this look, and she brought my vision to life. Check out her model mayhem page for more of her modeling talents here.
I kept the makeup dark and sexy, with slightly wild elements. I used my trusty NARS Copacobana as a highlighter on her cheeckbones, and used NARS shadows in China Blue and Pandora on her eyes. To finish off the look I draped her in fake fur fabric I got from the amazing store Dressew, which can be found in downtown Vancouver.
New goal: to find some more ways to work prosthetics and special effects into glamour makeup! Keep coming back to see what else I've been up to!
Jordan Jeffrey is a Canadian makeup artist who believes everything that can be conceived of can be created. She can be contacted at email@example.com or jojeffrey.blogspot.com