Adventure in FX Make Up

I had a shorter lived career from the mid 1980s to early 1990s
prior to animation and it involved sculpture, effects make up
and stop motion puppet making. I still sculpt to this day. I find it rather
therapeutic. An example of FX make up or ‘prosthetic’ make up is
this alien creature Sami I created from a design by Garret Sheldrew.

The character was designed for a short Mid 90s film written, directed & edited by
Erica Jordan entitled “The Link”.

These photos show part of the application on the actor and final
make up as it appeared in the film. We start with an early
Garret Sheldrew watercolor.

Sami_G_Sheldrew

Sami_BW_01

Sami_Color_01

Sami_BW02

Sami_Color02

The ‘sculpture page’ on my website contains more of this
type of work. You’ll find a link to it in the ‘About’ section or in
the blog roll to the right. I hope you’ll check in once in a while.
I plan on posting some quicktime movies of a few make up
applications.

About Administrator

Tom has worked for over two decades in television, advertising, and feature film animation. Tom was Character Sculptor and Effects Animator on the Warner Bros/Lorimar Gumby Adventures‚ TV series (1987-1988) and Gumby Movie‚ the stop-motion feature film (1991). In 1991 at Colossal Pictures, Tom's Animation Direction debut Coca-Cola Watch‚ won a Clio Award. In 2000 he became Co-Partner at Way Out West Prods in San Francisco. Tom joined Maverix Studios in October of 2002 and was a dedicated principal member of the group until September 2011. Tom is now an artist for hire.
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