A heads up, tomorrow night my Etsy shop will be put on vacation mode until late September.
Legendary makeup artist, Dick Smith, has passed away at the age of 92. His career was full of amazing work in films such as Scanners, Dark Shadows, and Linda Blair’s make up in The Exorcist. Earlier this year, he received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards and in 2012, he received an Honorary Academy Award for his career.
Many of the faces in makeup that we love today have been inspired by his work, including Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, Maleficent) who worked as an assistant to Smith.
Join us in remembering Dick Smith today and view some of his movies.
Marcus from “Underworld”. Designed by Steve Wang. #MonsterSuitMonday
The film-makers only used CG effects when absolutely necessary, and to enhance practical effects for the creatures rather than replace them completely. Even the smaller female alien that appears before the credits was a petite woman in a creature suit. A puppet-type head was used for some of the attack shots wherein Moses is suddenly bitten. The creature’s head was a carefully constructed mask that had no eyes, and even the glowing mouthful of large, carnivorous teeth were achieved by animatronics (including twelve “servos”) rather than added in post. The film-makers admit that it did help save money, but also had an unexpected benefit. The actors, rather than reacting to something that wasn’t there, admitted that they were genuinely and unexpectedly frightened by the look and movements of creatures actually present (especially during chase sequences when a creature/creatures would pursue them at full speed). Nearly every actor said they felt especially intimidated— many surprisingly so— by the physical presence in a way they would not have if the creatures had been added digitally later. The same went for the majority of the settings; the director said it added authenticity and atmosphere to shoot on a set rather in front of a green screen. [SOURCE]
Practical wings created as a starting point for the CGI ones on Maleficent!
I want to try and create a pair of wings of this size (personal project ;) ) These photos are a great inspiration!
Outdoor skulls 2/2.
These two are the more deteriorated of the bunch.
Outdoor skulls 1/2.
While there are a couple plastic skulls sitting around outside, most are made from left over material from making molds on other projects.
These are all hanging out in the small flower gardens we have on one side of the deck. There’s a lower jaw or two hanging out in the flower garden as well.