Thursday, 17 January 2013

Final Images

Due to turning my images into PDF for the submission I can not upload them onto the blog. I have now submitted my work which also includes the timed assessment .

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Catwalk shoot

This a few sketches of the styling, hair and make up that I propose to do for my final Catwalk Shoot.
I realise that this is a very full make up for a catwalk however , I have designed this to be worn for a model that does not need to change into other clothing. I feel this will look amazing as the show goes on as the fullers earth will become more textured . This will represent the history of tribes and represent their beautiful ceramics . The make will look like it is decaying in front of the audience. I am very happy with the textures that will be portrayed in this image.

This image references :
  • Mursi tribe - through the fullers earth on the face
  • Theo-mass Lexileictous  - fullers earth on the face and hair
  • Sing sing - Fullers earth on the face and hair
  • Haiti dolls - Hair braiding
  • Ceramics - Fullers earth on hair and face and hair design
  • Scarification - many tribes that I have researched

Keeping styling to a minimum as I would like the main focus to be the make up and the tribes I have referenced wear little if any clothes

Sketch if the hair which I have developed in previous posts .

Face chart for final catwalk shoot

Editorial Shoot Plans

Here are a few sketches of the editorial shoot and how I plan to style the shoot . All the accessories are handmade by myself . This image references :

  • Mursi tribe through the use of circular shapes in the hair and around the neck.
  • Scarification which is present in many tribes that I have research
  • Kayapo tribe through the body painting 
  • Ceramics through the scarification pattern and hair and fullers earth
  • Sing Sing through the feathers in the necklace. 
  • Naomi Filmer metal necklace .

For the hair I took inspiration from the shapes of Ceramic pots , I like how the handles are the hair and this made me think of designing a hair style to reflect this . 

The clothing is simple as most of the tribes that I have research have worn very little clothing and I felt if I added colour in the top it would take away from the statement necklaces .

This is the face chart for the Editorial shoot . 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Practice shoot

I used this as an experiment to see how the techniques would appear on camera and to practice a face chart I had designed .
Before going into the studio I practice sticking feathers on the eyelashes these stems were taken from large colourful feather and applied using DUO . 

The basic make up and hair before adding colour. I can used the same techniques on different shoots. To get the hair backcomb in a straight line over the centre of the head I separated the hair into 5 ponytails horizontally across the head, then backcombed . I really like this effect and feels it looks like a headdress .  

Although the camera has overexposed alot of the images , I am pleased with the final outcome . I like the scarification and the fullers earth in the hair .
The feathers are a great effect and very easy to apply although a little time consuming 

I feel the hair looks too messy and does not have enough structure so I will return to my original plan of the mohawk for the editorial . But I will incorporate the scarification into the image . I will also adapt the fullers earth to use with my catwalk image .

Development of face charts

A very quick drawing and make up just to get an idea of the coulur and the effect on the camera . no base has been applied to the sking in these images .

This was inspired by the ceremonies and the elaborate dress that some tribes wear at these gatherings . I like the red forehead and would like this alot more if it carried on into the hair . I also like the eyes the line underneath draws your attention to them instantly and this is could be a gathering to find a wife or husband. Drawing the attention towards the eyes is a good outcome of this design 

Texture- Wales

On a recent trip to visit friends in the valleys of Wales i came across this beautiful , silky green moss that was sliding down the moutain. My first initial though was how amazing this would look in the hair as the grass looks like hair .  It also reminds me of the work of Theo -Mass  Lexileictous.

Experimenting with face masks rather than fullers earth . This is applied thickly to the skin and completely does dry as textured as the fullers earth a smoother finish is achieved with face masks .

This is thinly applyed and 'blobbed' on to try and make some texture however I think as I want the breaking texture to appear as it is was an ancient pot this is going to be smooth . This may work better in the hair .

Developing Face Charts

This is the design that I will hopefully be using for my Editorial shoot . I feel this captures alot of techniques which i have learnt over the course of the year in the technical session and through my research. It is a mash up of tribal references from the Mursi tribe, Kayapo tribe and all the tribes in which scarification is present .

However, I used African scupltures to achieve the patterns on the scarification .
The entire upper body will be covered in black stripes using aqua pallette .The neck will have fullers earth on each side down to the shoulders with carved in patterns .

This was just a quick practice run of the eyes to see how dark the eyeshadow would appear , there is no base on in this image. I now have a good idea how this look will appear on the day of the shoot .

Creating scarifcation using duo :
I place a line of Duo on the skin the wiped over it with a folded sheet of paper to gain the ridges at either side of the scar.

I wanted to see what happens to Duo when colour is brushed over , using aqua colour i brush over the scars and I got an amazing result , The colours do not drown out the scar it is still visible through and appears more realistic . I will be using this affect in the editorial shoot .