Thursday, 17 January 2013
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
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
Face chart for final catwalk shoot
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
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 .
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 dry.it 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 .
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 .
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.
Technical session - Prosthetic Application
The first step to adding a prostheic to the face is to remove all make up and clean the area . Then mark the area with eyeliner( something that will give a precise line but rub of easy) . Add Spirit gum to the prosthetic and apply to the face ensureing all the edges are securly stuck down . Foundation base can then be added or the colour of the design.
From this angle the nose looks quite realistic , however as this is a theatrical nose up close it is very obvious that it is fake . I found applying the nose very simple and woud be a great technique to completly change the appearence of a person .
To remove the nose Spirit gum remover is used around the join of the nose and it is gently lifted off.
These images of hair development have evolved by gaining inspiration from: traditional tribal hair style, the headdress and accessories of the Mursi Tribe , the geometric shapes and jewellery which has been a constant theme in my research including lip plates , the artwork of Damyoneong Yoo-hartlaub and the sculptures that I saw at the Horniman museum , London.
These are just practices the finished hair for my shoots will be finished off using products and may have crepe hair , fullers earth orother accessories .To achieve this style I tied my own hair up into a bun on top of my head . I then used 3 sets of clip in extentions and clipped each on seperatly around the bun and form a larger bun each time they were added .
The final image is with all 3 extensions clipped in , with the highlights, I felt this gave the impression of material piled up . Also if I was to use this in my final shoot accessories could be added such as feathers or colour to give the base of a headdress . This as very quick to complete so this would be a could technique to use for the catwalk .
This was inspired by the mursi tribe headdress . The metal hoops are amazing and I feel this represents them well. It was very quick to achieve .
( Apologies for the image on the side blogger would not let me upload the rotated version)