Work Experience – Photoshoot

Today I did a photo shoot,for on a student in her final year at Bradford University. At the shoot there was  two model I had to do make-up and then a hair stylist that did the hair.  The look was a variation on the 1940’s hair and make-up with each model wearing  a red lip. On on model I did a purple smokey eye and on the other I did a gold and green smokey eye.  I really joyed working on this photo shoot and got the opportunity to work with some really nice people.

 

I am waiting for the final pictures to be emailed  to me, so i will post them once i get them.

 

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Hannah xoxo

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Portfolio Building – Special Occasion Make-up

Today I did a photo shoot for my portfolio. In my portfolio I wanted to include some special occasion work as it is an area of make-up that would like to go into. For my look I decided to do a fresh a natural make-up, as the make-up could be worn by a bride or a bridesmaid at a wedding. For the hair put it in rollers to give it volume and texture and then put it up into a ‘messy’ bun on the back of the  head, with the front sections being twisted and pinned back into the bun. Overall I am very happy with the final look. Below is the final picture from the shoot with the photographer Jenny Mills.

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Hannah xoxo

Portfolio Building – 1940’s Glamour

For portfolio building this semester, I waned to create a look  inspired by 1940’s Hollywood glamour. I wanted to create  glamours wave in the hair, with a bold red lip and a black flip on the eyes. This kind of look can be used on a special occasion/red carpet event, fashion and even in film and tv. I am very pleased with the way the make-up and hair turned out on the day as well as the final images. Below is the final picture form the shoot, thank you to the photographer Martin Beaumont and my model and class mate Emily.

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Hannah xoxo

Portfolio Building – Contoured Make-up in Black and White

For one of my portfolio shoots this semester, I wanted to include a simple contoured and highlighted make-up. Contouring is one of my weaknesses when it comes to make-up so i wanted to challenge myself with the task of doing it for my portfolio. For the look I just contoured and highlighted the skin, with a strong brown and neutral eyes and lips. I wanted to the final pictures to be in black and white as I wanted the look to be more high fashion. I am happy with the way the make-up turned out on the day, and really enjoyed working with the amazing photographer Emily Bailey.

 

I haven’t got the final pictures from the day, but I will post them once I have them.

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Hannah xoxo

Hand Casting

After casting  an ear, we then moved on to casting a hand, the method for this is the same as when we cast the ear, just on a slightly bigger scale. This hand cast then can also be used to create a bespoke prosthetic and can also be used in the film and television industry. Below are some pictures of the hand cast being made along with the method.

 

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Products/tools used

  • 2lt bottle
  • Vasaline
  • Water
  • Plastic sheet
  • Bucket
  • Alginate
  • Plaster

 

Method

  1. Cut the top of  a bottle
  2. Put the bottle on a chair (put it at that height that is comfortable for the model)
  3. Vaseline can be applied to the hand if it is dry to give some slip
  4. Fill the bottle with water, about an inch or so from the top and pour into a bucket. (the bucket should be on a plastic sheet on the floor)
  5. Mix the alginate up (see ear casting post) and pour it into the bottle. Pour a small amount into the bottom first, and then get the model to put their hand and continue to pour the rest in.
  6. Let the alginate set
  7. Once it has set, get the model to wriggle their hand out of the alginate while you pull on the bottle to also help release the hand
  8. Mix up the plaster
  9. Pour a small amount of plaster into the alginate mould, and coat the side of the cast. Then pour in the rest if the plaster, and over the top of the alginate to create a base for the positive of the hand cast.
  10. Once the plaster has set, cut down the side of the plastic bottle and remove it, leaving you with the alginate and the plaster inside. Gently remove the alginate, by pealing it off little by little until you are just left with the plaster hand.
  11. Once the plaster hand is left with no alginate on it, it can then be filed and smoothed down to remove any lumps or bumps.

 

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Hannah xoxo

Ear Casting

For our first full lesson back for creature design, we had to create a cast of an ear. The ear, once it is cast will then is used to create a prosthetic for our creatures we will be designing. Before we can make the positive of the ear out of plaster, we first had to use alginate to make a negative of the ear. To make the negative of the ear we had to plug the ear using cotton wool, the pour the alginate in to the ear using the top of a paper cup to hold the mould of the alginate ear.  Once the alginate is set you can then make a positive of the ear out of plaster. After the plaster is set the ear is then ready to be sculpted on to, so that a desired effect can be created. The process of this a cast can be used in the film and television industry, to make a bespoke prosthetic for an actor.  Below are some pictures of the ear cast being made and the method.

 

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Products/Tools needed

  • Cotton wool
  • Paper cups x2
  • Vaseline
  • Clingfilm
  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Alginate
  • Mixer
  • Modrock
  • Clay
  • Plaster

 

Method

Making the alginate negative

  1. Lie model down on one side a flat surface
  2. Put ear through cling film
  3. Vaseline the edges of the cling film down
  4. Put cotton wool in the ear, to block the alginate from going in the ear
  5. Make a wall around the ear with the large end of a paper cup
  6. Put tepped/room temperature water into a large bowl, (As alginate only has a short working time, around 3 minutes, you have to work fast when using it.)
  7. Pour the alginate into the bowl of water (this is probably a two man job,  so get a friend to pour the alginate while you mix) and mix together with an electric mixer, until it’s at a watery porridge consistency, this is when it is ready and you will have to be fast pouring it in to the ear.
  8. Pour alginate into ear, start by pouring behind the ear, until the ear is full submerged by the alginate. Make sure to put paper towels around the bottom of the cup to stop any leakage.
  9. Put a finger in the ear and move it around to remove any bubbles in the alginate
  10.  Leave the alginate for about 5 minutes, until the alginate goes solid.
  11. Remove the paper towel, the cup from the ear. ( to remove, pull the cup gently push it towards the back of the head, and then wiggle upwards to remove).

Making the plaster positive

  1. Cut another paper cup in half and place on top of the other cup.
  2. Use a couple of pieces of Modrock to hold the two cups together, and use clay to re-enforce the join of the cups and to stop the plaster from leaking out.
  3. Mix up plaster
  4. Pour the plaster into the new mould with the alginate ear in. Pour the plaster to the side of the ear  and move around to get the plaster into the ear, remove any air bubbles by gently shaking the mould, then continue to pour plaster into the mould, to give it a good base.
  5. Once the plaster is set, remove the clay and modrock from the outside of the cup and then cut away the remaining of the cups.  Once the cups have been removed, gently pull away the alginate, which will then reveal the plaster casting of an ear.

 

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Hannah xoxo

Creative Hair Final Assessment – Siren

For my final task for postiche was design creative hair for a character that would be in a theater production. For my character  I decided to create a siren. After doing some in depth research i found that Sirens are not actually mermaids but are half birds half women. From this research I decided to create a hair piece  I a style of a birds nest. Within the birds nest I incorporated various feathers to represent a bird, rope to  represent  ropes that are on the boats of the sailors they  lure to their deaths,with twigs that represent what birds use to build nests. For my make up I wanted to contour the face and let the rest of the do the talking. I wanted use black on the eyes and lips as Sirens are deadly and evil creatures. Overall I am extremely happy with the way the final look has turned out, a huge thank you to my sister for being my model and to Camilla Felgate for being an amazing photographer. Below are my two final shots.

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Hannah xoxo