Organic Pirate Project – Mood Board 3

The Final Mood Board explained the final ideas behind the shoot and what the concept was when creating the video over all.

This was created using images from the day, the make up which is my creative specialism was the main focus for the mood board.

 

Organic Pirate Mood Board 3

Organic Pirate
Mood Board 3

On the day of the shoot, the weather played a big factor as the lighting was not correct to achieve clarity and lack of equipment to rectify this resulted in the shoot having to be cut short.

When assessing the few images that were received, the make up looks effective and complimentary to the clothing. However, the aim was to be high fashion and the make up could look more edgy with the logo of the brand on the face and also, possibly some body art incorporated.

Organic Pirate Project – Mood Board 2

Mood Board 2 shows more of my specialist creative area, which is make up. Here I have explored the different make up techniques that will be used on the day of the video and shoot.

Inspiration was taken from an Old Boys house in Birmingham which is a location similar to where the shoot was to be taken place. This however never happened and was taken in a grave yard, however the overall feel was creep still.

Organic Pirate  Mood Board 2

Organic Pirate
Mood Board 2

The make up was to be created in black and white and inspiration was taken from make up artists such as Alex Box. This was interesting as an artist as it gave a chance to be more creative. The make up was to be more fashion but not beautiful. We still wanted to capture the organic rugged concept behind the brand.

The modeling we wanted to see in the shoot was similar to those that is seen on the catwalk on Alex Box also.

The mood boards aim is to give a clear idea of initial concepts explored up to the video.

Swarovski Inspired make up. 2012

The aim of the assessment was to create a branded make-up design for a chosen advertisement campaign. Using background research and being inspired by the company’s branding was the inspiration to create a unique recognizable final design. Researching into the elite brand Swarovski highlighted a company to advertise which James K (2010) suggested as being the leading front of crystallisation and distinctive creativity. Previous advertisements from the company were researched as well as the Swarovski logo being used to inspire the make up designs. Val Garland and Pat McGrath gave countless designs that inspired the final make up design. Throughout the journey of research different elements and ideas of make up were explored and many practices were undertaken to test the inspirational ideas, these were then adapted to create the final advertisement make up design.

For over a century Swarovski has generated trademark cutting edge pieces. Daniel Swarovski (2012) states that innovations in one field lead to innovations in another. The products produced by Swarovski started of as jewellery and has now widely expanded into different areas. In the advertisement this was to be exhibited and through the make up express the company branding.  The colours and creativity was shown in the make up by Val Garland from the crystallised advertisement. This gave an insight into the use of different colours that could then be explored for the make up and tied in with the Swarovski logo colours.

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Using extensive research into the chosen brand, Swarovski and also into a variety of make up artists created a structure advertising campaign. Overall the final design worked well; at first glance it is clearly able to associate the design with Swarovski. This can be shown from the swan logo and also the hundreds of crystals used to create the design. It shows how versatile the company has become and how different elements can be created and the outfit embellished through the use of crystals.

The eyes give a vibrant image and the use of a stencil created a more elegant neater effect. Not powdering the eyes with shadow after the use of the airbrush gave a better result and ensured that the paint did not flake off. The gems ensured the swan was clearly seen and the feathers on the eyelashes enhanced the eye make up. The eye shadow underneath the eye could have been more vibrant to create a similar colour that was used in the airbrush. Also the line could have of been blended further to give a softer graduation.

The well contoured face offered a structured base to the make up. This is also associated with the Swarovski brand.  The lace from the neck piece is visible on the final design and this was not intended. It not as defined as a necklace would be and this would be changed if the look was recreated. The combination of the leotard and all the gems on the face looks a bit too much. Applying the gems to a choker would perhaps give a more refined look.

Although the colour scheme works well and created a dramatic effect, it could do with some variation. This could be done by exploration into different fields of the Swarovski elements and jewellery. The diamonds adhered only to the face may have given a more striking look compared using them all over the whole body. A final design was created that can be associated with the Swarovski brand and hopefully well recognised to the viewer. The make-up took a lot of patience to add the gems to the face but gave an exquisite effect.

References

SWAROVSKI – Out of the Blue. 2012. SWAROVSKI – Out of the Blue. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.brand.swarovski.com/Content.Node/presscentre/news/news-jewelry/outoftheblue.html#/en/presscentre/news. [Accessed 05 May 2012].
Swarovski Commercial – YouTube . 2012. Swarovski Commercial – YouTube . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-um1D630gCo. [Accessed 05 May 2012].
Swarovski crystal powder ad | Flickr – Photo Sharing!. 2012. Swarovski crystal powder ad | Flickr – Photo Sharing!. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosslovestodraw/3314844702/. [Accessed 17 April 2012].
Swarovski Crystal Wedding Cake Toppers: Bridal Bling, Cake Jewelry. 2012. Swarovski Crystal Wedding Cake Toppers: Bridal Bling, Cake Jewelry. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.squidoo.com/swarovski-crystal-wedding-cake-toppers. [Accessed 17 April 2012].
Swarovski Elements – Fashion Accessories – Shop Categories . 2012. Swarovski Elements – Fashion Accessories – Shop Categories . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.swarovski-elements.com/ShopByCategory/Fashion-Accessories-s0507.html;pgid=fI9I6_G0dXZSR0EAwEMEgcP90000qlzM0R3N;sid=f4rS_QXC8tzS_UpaW3bZzWzICPVzoBOSuxbErcFehnp0Qw==. [Accessed 05 May 2012].
Swarovski Elements . 2012. Swarovski Elements . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.swarovski-elements.com/content/10007.166231;pgid=fI9I6_G0dXZSR0EAwEMEgcP90000vXILDnoL;sid=tGLnd-X_Pj3ld6pyCvPsR4z1wx1GKvOvcP7xJyFjTZJByQ==. [Accessed 17 April 2012].
Swarovski opens new London flagship | My Fashion Life. 2012. Swarovski opens new London flagship | My Fashion Life. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.myfashionlife.com/archives/2010/09/16/swarovski-open-new-london-flagship/. [Accessed 17 April 2012].

Miss Great Britain 2013

Make Up was carried out Miss Great Britain finalist, this was done as part of my business as a freelance make up artist. This was created in Leciester where the competition was held. The client wanted a heavy contoured look and this was created using MAC Cosmetics studio finish concealer.

Miss Great Britain 2013

Miss Great Britain 2013

When creating the eyes this was done with only an eye shadow and also a pencil. Blending techniques need to be practiced on the eyes and also timing needs to increase. Although there has been a massive increase in how long it takes for me to carry out an application this could be faster and more Technic. Struggling with symmetry at times.

 

Harriet Clews, resident trainer of the midlands in MAC Cosmetics showed me how to created a more blended out eye using a khol pencil. This was beneficial as I was able to use this technique here. I also took from cleaning up the make up at the end of completing the eyes. This made it easier to create the eye quicker and then concentrate on getting the eye more symmetrical from cleaning up the eye from underneath.

The lips are a strength of mine and this was therefore easily executed. Overall the client was happy with the make up and the coverage would be good for my freelance business, this should aim to bring in more clients and revenue for the business.

Conclusion of Seven Deadly Sins Project.

When looking at all of the photos as a whole the final image looks effective; the models tie in well together and the makeup looks very effective and individual. All of the eye colours in the images were changed and the images were cropped to be equal size. However, this is not as perfect as I would have liked. When working with the models it was hard to ensure reliability and although all of the shoots were carried out as planned, some of the models cancelled which meant organising a replacement. It was beneficial using a designer for the outfits as they were all available and perfect for each shoot.  Working with a skilled photographer ensured any tweaking could be done post production.

Full Length Sloth

Full Length Sloth

Full Length Lust

Full Length Lust

Full Length Greed

Full Length Greed

Full Length Envy

Full Length Envy

Full Length Gluttony

Full Length Gluttony

Full Length Pride

Full Length Pride

Wrath Full Length

Wrath Full Length

The Seven Deadly Sins. 2013 (Lust)

Head Shot Lust

Head Shot Lust

Full Length Lust

Full Length Lust

The colour of the sin lust is royal blue; the punishment in hell is to be smothered in fire and brimstone. Lust is an inordinate craving of the pleasures of the body. When creating the make up for lust a sexier appealing makeup was explored to create a pin up style.

When carrying out the final make up although the sin is royal blue, the only outfit that was available was a light blue and so this was then changed in post production. The ribbon used on the hairstyle was therefore the light blue colour to ensure it all coordinated in post production.

When carrying out the shoot, mirrors were placed in the coffin with the model. When shooting, these highlighted the features of the model which looked effective. The makeup looked flawless on the skin and the lip added something more dramatic. The chosen outfit of the skater skirt also went with the 1950s theme.

References

Sapphires & Sisters | People spend lifetimes searching for the world’s hidden jewels and gems, never realizing that they usually come from within.. 2013. Sapphires & Sisters | People spend lifetimes searching for the world’s hidden jewels and gems, never realizing that they usually come from within.. [ONLINE] Available at: http://sapphiresandsisters.wordpress.com/. [Accessed 26 May 2013].

The Origin of the Seven Deadly Sins – Yahoo! Voices – voices.yahoo.com. 2012. The Origin of the Seven Deadly Sins – Yahoo! Voices – voices.yahoo.com. [ONLINE] Available at: http://voices.yahoo.com/the-origin-seven-deadly-sins-5211811.html. [Accessed 29 November 2012].

 

The Seven Deadly Sins. 2013 (Greed)

Full Length Greed

Full Length Greed

Head Shot Greed

Head Shot Greed

Greed is the desire of material wealth or gain ignoring the realm of the spiritual.  The colour of the sin greed is yellow; the colour pallet yellow for the makeup would then reflect this. The punishment in hell is to be put in cauldrons of boiling water. The skin should look flawless in this make up and really dewy so it looks hot.

For the hair style something elaborate was required and so it was backcombed a great deal and swept over to the side. From the back the style looks messy but because the model will be lying in the coffin this is not an issue. The hair was pulled to one side to compliment that placement of the lace.

Overall the makeup looks effective and the lace on the makeup finishes off the look and ties in the whole concept. The yellow eye looks dramatic and the black liner brings out the eye. The full length shot looks effective with the oil all over the body. If it were to be carried out again diamonds could be added to the lace or a lace could be chosen that would show off the other eye makeup in more detail. On the final image this is not visible.

 

References

. 2013. . [ONLINE] Available at: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tfQZV3l0vpo/T8cPG6RybdI/AAAAAAAAAJ8/ZGibVlG5PCc/s1600/ice+queen.jpg. [Accessed 26 May 2013].

. 2013. . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/picasso-weeping-woman-t05010. [Accessed 26 May 2013].

The Seven Deadly Sins revealed. 2012. The Seven Deadly Sins revealed. [ONLINE] Available at: http://deadlysins.com/sins/index.htm. [Accessed 29 November 2012].

 

The Seven Deadly Sins. 2013 (Gluttony)

Full Length Greed

Full Length Gluttony

The colour of the sin gluttony is orange and the punishment in hell was to be forced to eat snakes, rats and toads. Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than one requires. This will then be carried out with lots of food applied to the body.

When carrying out the final make up the bald cap was added again and the products were places onto the head. There was a difficulty with the photographer as they were not ready to shoot straight away and this made the icing sugar melt on the head and the products looked less effective when looking through the contact prints.

As the makeup was so messy it had to be redone and another shoot take place. However, when looking at the final image, it looks as though the mess is intentional. When shooting, Doritos, cheese and chocolate sprinkles were thrown into the coffin and banana spread over the model. When looking at the image it is clear what sin is portrayed however, if it were to be carried out again the food would be placed in a more methodical way.

References

Body painting models hidden in amazing landscapes by artist Craig Tracy – What’s On Xiamen. 2013. Body painting models hidden in amazing landscapes by artist Craig Tracy – What’s On Xiamen. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news24558.html. [Accessed 5 April 2013].

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS – I. The Historical Context – Authored by the Avatar @ Theosophy Trust. 2013. THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS – I. The Historical Context – Authored by the Avatar @ Theosophy Trust. [ONLINE] Available at: http://theosophytrust.org/tlodocs/articlesRNIyer.php?d=SevenDeadlySins-1.htm&p=131. [Accessed 6 March 2013].

The Seven Deadly Sins revealed. 2012. The Seven Deadly Sins revealed. [ONLINE] Available at: http://deadlysins.com/sins/index.htm. [Accessed 29 November 2012].

 

The Seven Deadly Sins. 2013 (Sloth)

Head Shot Sloth

Head Shot Sloth

When creating the make up for sloth the colour of the sin is light blue. However, the outfit that fitted the model was not available in this colour so costume was to be carried out in post production. Sloth is the avoidance of spiritual or physical work. The punishment in hell is thrown into a snake pit and the animal for this skin is a Goat.

 

Inspiration was taken from the Lady Gaga prosthetic pieces which were made by Neil Gorton. These were done by firstly doing a face cast and sculpting the pieces. This is what will be done to create the pieces for the final image.

Life form is used to cast the face. This has a slower setting time than alginate and also lasts for a longer time, roughly 5 minutes. Before any face casting was done the model was covered with a bin bag to ensure any product does not go on the model. Life form is added all over the desired area and once this is set mod rock is then added, struts are added horizontally, vertically and around the edge. This will help support the mould. To check the mod rock is set the struts should be tapped and when they sound hollow will then remove the face cast and place this into a towel for support.

To get a cast of the face mould fast cast is used. This product will last for a long time, it is durable, lightweight and you can sculpt onto it. This will take approximately two hours to set and can then be removed. The process was quick and easy and will last a long time.

The prosthetic pieces were sculpted using reference images. A clay wall is then added around the outside and mod rock is added around the clay wall to help strengthen this and prevent the fast cast from spreading.  Fast cast can then be poured into the mould. The pieces will then be made out of silicon on gelatine.

The mould will be created out of gelatine. This is quick and easy and if there are any mistakes it can be heated up and reused. The mould is cleaned out and epoxy mould release is sprayed onto the sculpt. The gelatine is melted down in the microwave, which is already skin colour, it is essential that the gelatine does not bubble. The gelatine is poured into the mould and the two pieces are clamped together until it sets. Icing sugar is used to remove the piece; this will ensure the piece is not sticky and therefore does not stick together.

 

Full Length Sloth

Full Length Slot

The idea was to create a reptile looking creature and although improvement is required this concept is apparent when first looking at the makeup. The colouring of the pieces went well and on the camera it blended in with the colour on the face. The makeup used complimented the pieces and highlighted the areas intended. If the face was skin colour this might have made the pieces look more realistic but because the blue colour was used it is apparent that the pieces are then added on and highlighted to enhance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prosthetic Sculpting Tutorial Video Part 1: blocking out – YouTube. 2013. Prosthetic Sculpting Tutorial Video Part 1: blocking out – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66V7egZo308. [Accessed 6 March 2013].