Thank You - Guardians Crew

I know that this has already appeared in the last issue of Makeup Artist Magazine.

But looking back on the WHOLE experience, I am grateful to all of the people that made it happen and run so smoothly.

 

Thank YOU....

Artist Spotlight!! - Ahsen Gulkaya

Ok..  So going to add this Artist Spotlight to my Blog.  Its great to see the talent and creativity that people bring to the application of my Got Flesh!?! Prosthetic Transfers.  

Here, makeup artist Ahsen Gulkaya brought an uncommon slant to the use of the prosthetic wounds.  I love the whole concept!!  Very pretty!

This work was done in the Ben Nye makeup booth at the makeup show in Dusseldorf, Germany.  ( I do believe I see Stan Edmonds lurkin in the background )

You can check out Ahsen and her work on her website:

www.ahsengulkaya.net

Xmen - Apocalypse!!!!

Ok...  Xmen - Apocalypse has been open for a bit, and I posted some pics to my Instagram and FaceBook pages.  Reposting here now...plus a few pics that nobody has seen...but those of you who follow me here.  Thanks for the support....and ENJOY!!

Behind the scenes in MTL representing Legacy Effects. Alexei Dmitriew @hookuptattoos and I applied Oscar's makeup for Apocalypse. This is for the end sequence where his armor gets blasted away. The Apocalypse makeup consisted of a urethane head piece, silicone neck/cowl, silicone forehead, face and lower jaw. It usually took us around 1 1/2 hours to do the face makeup when he wore his armor. With the added silicone chest and back painting and tattoos (provided by Hook Up Tattoos) we added an extra 30 minutes to the application time. @hookuptattoos ‪#‎oscarisaac‬ ‪#‎apocalypse‬ ‪#‎xmenapocalypse‬‪#‎marveluniverse‬ ‪#‎marvel‬

Behind the scenes in MTL representing Legacy Effects.

Alexei Dmitriew @hookuptattoos and I applied Oscar's makeup for Apocalypse. This is for the end sequence where his armor gets blasted away. The Apocalypse makeup consisted of a urethane head piece, silicone neck/cowl, silicone forehead, face and lower jaw. It usually took us around 1 1/2 hours to do the face makeup when he wore his armor. With the added silicone chest and back painting and tattoos (provided by Hook Up Tattoos) we added an extra 30 minutes to the application time.

@hookuptattoos ‪#‎oscarisaac‬ ‪#‎apocalypse‬ ‪#‎xmenapocalypse‬‪#‎marveluniverse‬ ‪#‎marvel‬

Another fun character that we got to create at Legacy Effects...."Old Apocalypse." We utilized some of the same elements from Oscar's makeup, so that there would be a through line for the characters. Truth be told, the actor Berge', had a great face to start with. It made creating the old and weathered version Apocalypse easier. I roughed in the sculpture, then Scott Stoddard @chewmakdatchosef , and I refined the shapes and took it to final detail. From there it moved through the machine which is Legacy Effects through the molding and silicone departments. If this passed through your hands... Please tag yourself. Once in Montreal, Alexei Dmitriew @hookuptattoos, and I did the first makeup test. We did him in grey tones with a lot of warm under tones. I really liked this version best. Singer wanted him to have more of a connection to the Oscar version, so he wanted to see a test in the Apocalypse real color. That is the final version that makes it to screen (I hope). During the shoot days, Alexei, Scott and Sabrina Wilson @sabswilson applied the makeup.

Another fun character that we got to create at Legacy Effects...."Old Apocalypse."

We utilized some of the same elements from Oscar's makeup, so that there would be a through line for the characters. Truth be told, the actor Berge', had a great face to start with. It made creating the old and weathered version Apocalypse easier. I roughed in the sculpture, then Scott Stoddard @chewmakdatchosef , and I refined the shapes and took it to final detail. From there it moved through the machine which is Legacy Effects through the molding and silicone departments. If this passed through your hands... Please tag yourself.

Once in Montreal, Alexei Dmitriew @hookuptattoos, and I did the first makeup test. We did him in grey tones with a lot of warm under tones. I really liked this version best. Singer wanted him to have more of a connection to the Oscar version, so he wanted to see a test in the Apocalypse real color. That is the final version that makes it to screen (I hope). During the shoot days, Alexei, Scott and Sabrina Wilson @sabswilson applied the makeup.

Here is another makeup that we did in Montreal for XMen - Apocalypse. I gotta say... I'm pretty proud of this one. In the film, we are meant to see Egyptian Oscar before his is transformed into Apocalypse. Alexei Dmitriew @hookuptattoos, and I did the initial test, figuring out the best path to choose to make Oscar look realistically bald. If you have seen his movies or seen images of Oscar, you know he has a lot of dense curly hair. And due to obligations for a film right after XMen, he couldn't shave his head. Luckily, for the Apocalypse makeup we already had to keep his hair pretty 'high and tight'. I was able to convince him to shave up some of his nape so that we could anchor the bald cap in a non moving area. Ok.. Yes... A bit of a cheat... But look at the results. Believe me.. A bald cap is one of the toughest things to pull off on a set, have it be successful and last all day. So many things to go wrong and so many ways for the makeup to break. For the shoot day, Mike Ornelaz @mikeornelaz, and I did the bald cap. He was in it for about 8 to 9 hours, and it held up great. On a side note, the scene was massive and HOD Rita Ciccozzi, her Key, Rosalina DaSilva @rosalinamakeup, and their team had a ton of people to make up that day too. Kudos!!!!

Here is another makeup that we did in Montreal for XMen - Apocalypse. I gotta say... I'm pretty proud of this one. In the film, we are meant to see Egyptian Oscar before his is transformed into Apocalypse.

Alexei Dmitriew @hookuptattoos, and I did the initial test, figuring out the best path to choose to make Oscar look realistically bald. If you have seen his movies or seen images of Oscar, you know he has a lot of dense curly hair. And due to obligations for a film right after XMen, he couldn't shave his head. Luckily, for the Apocalypse makeup we already had to keep his hair pretty 'high and tight'. I was able to convince him to shave up some of his nape so that we could anchor the bald cap in a non moving area. Ok.. Yes... A bit of a cheat... But look at the results. Believe me.. A bald cap is one of the toughest things to pull off on a set, have it be successful and last all day. So many things to go wrong and so many ways for the makeup to break.

For the shoot day, Mike Ornelaz @mikeornelaz, and I did the bald cap. He was in it for about 8 to 9 hours, and it held up great.

On a side note, the scene was massive and HOD Rita Ciccozzi, her Key, Rosalina DaSilva @rosalinamakeup, and their team had a ton of people to make up that day too. Kudos!!!!

IMATS - Los Angeles 2016

This post is a little late...  but, IMATS LA has come and gone.  

Had a great time catching up with old friends, as usual.  

I was able to catch a few of the makeup demos that were happening on the floor.  A lot of great talent out there.  Thanks to the companies and individuals that put themselves out there.

Of course... I couldn't leave the show without buying something.  

I picked up some bdellium brushes at their booth...Thanks Edward and Trason.

I also picked up a couple of tattoo cover palettes, and a few of their other products to try out from the Jordane booth.  

Thanks to Debra and Nicole at the Eve Pearl booth for some samples of their product.  

 

If we were able to catch up, have a beer, a whiskey pickle back, or share some nachos...   it is always a pleasure.  

If I didn't get a chance to chat or meet you.... then lets make a point of it at the next show.

 

 

Sydney IMATS 2015....wrapped...

Another great year in Sydney.  Meeting up with old friends and making new ones.

All the students in my workshop at ACMUSE / Scotty's did an awesome job!!

My ZomBeauty makeup done on Bonnie for Sydney IMATS 2015.....Day One.   I did this makeup using some of my Got Flesh Prosthetic Transfers for the scarring and gore.  The base color was the new Ben Nye White ProColor Airbrushable makeup.  The rot mottling was a mix of airbrushing and hand brush.  The lip color used was Ben Nye Black Cream Makeup.   Lashes were used in the eye makeup.  For a little detail and cherry on top, Bonnie brought in her oversized black contact lenses, just for her left eye.

My ZomBeauty makeup done on Bonnie for Sydney IMATS 2015.....Day One.  

I did this makeup using some of my Got Flesh Prosthetic Transfers for the scarring and gore.  The base color was the new Ben Nye White ProColor Airbrushable makeup.  The rot mottling was a mix of airbrushing and hand brush.  The lip color used was Ben Nye Black Cream Makeup.   Lashes were used in the eye makeup.  For a little detail and cherry on top, Bonnie brought in her oversized black contact lenses, just for her left eye.

Second half of Day One at Sydney IMATS 2015....I got to beat up Jess with some pieces from the Got Flesh!?! Fighter Kit.  Coloring was a mix of Scotty's Tattoo Palette and Ben Nye Creams makeups.

Second half of Day One at Sydney IMATS 2015....I got to beat up Jess with some pieces from the Got Flesh!?! Fighter Kit.  Coloring was a mix of Scotty's Tattoo Palette and Ben Nye Creams makeups.


Can't wait til next year!!


ACMUSE / Scotty's Makeup / Brian Sipe Workshop is on!!

Day One and Two have come and gone.  All of the students have sculpted, molded and run their prosthetics in Prosaide Transfer material, and Encapsulated Silicone.  All have done a great job!!!

Day 3 tomorrow brings in two more students and begins the application and coloring portion of the workshop.  We began the overview on the Paasche H airbrush too.

If you missed this years workshop.... Keep an eye out for next years info....  

SAVE THE DATE!!

 

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The new website that is...

Putting on some big boy pants and putting together a new website...moving up from EasySite to SquareSpace.  

Please bear with me as the website is a work in process and will be finished soon.  Browse around tho, and let me know your comments or suggestions.

Thanks...

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Next Stop: Sydney, Australia

Headed to the International Make Up Artists Trade Show (IMATS) in Sydney on November 14-15 at Royce Hall of Industries to conduct workshops and seminars.