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Behind the Makeup with Ida Astero Welle
Behind the Makeup with Ida Astero Welle

July 16, 2019

This year we were honoured to have the outstandingly talented Ida Welle join us for 2019's IMAT's London. A graduate from Theatrical Make-up for TV and Film, and Special Effects Make-up studies in Poland and Norway, Ida has acquired 9 years' experience in the make-up industry, working on a variety of different artistry styles from commercial, film and theatre work, to more avant-garde work within stage, events and art-films. 

Ida, (along with the dream team she assembled) created a completely unique character which she was kind enough to tell us about below!  

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Behind the Makeup - James and Ed's Excellent Adventure
Behind the Makeup - James and Ed's Excellent Adventure

June 20, 2019

As you probably know, the makeup application is only the final step in a very long process, from the design element, sculpting, moulding, prepaint, costume... etc. etc. It takes a long old time to create a character makeup. But what if that process was between two makeup artists...working from different sides of the globe! Well, that is exactly how Rhino Cop came to fruition. The brain child of makeup artists James Olney and Ed Yates, Rhino Cop was designed and created by these two crazy kids  transcontinentally! With Ed lvining in Australia and James here in good old Blitey. 

So we asked the overly talented pair if they would be kind enough to tell us more about their Rhino Cop and the process behind the makeup. 

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Sculpting Series with Francesco Fabiani
Sculpting Series with Francesco Fabiani

January 25, 2019

Francesco is a professional prosthetics sculptor and has sculpted prosthetics for some of the worlds largest productions such as Star Wars, The Mummy and many other block busters whilst working at the legendary KM Effects, owned and run by Kristyan Mallet. After having the pleasure of hosting Francesco's live sculpting and life casting demonstrations at the 2018 Prosthetics event we asked him if he would be kind enough to gift us with some of his invaluable sculpting tips and hints. 

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Behind the Makeup with... James Olney
Behind the Makeup with... James Olney

December 06, 2018

We first met James at this years IMATS convention. Browsing the IMATS Makeup Museum we came across the most adorable sculpture of a monkey in a space suit (Which you can check out on HERE), whilst admiring this sculpture we were approached by the artist himself. No points for guessing that it was James Olney, AKA Ripped from the Crypt. it didn't take long before we realised how talented, passionate and very sweet James was. 

We were lucky enough to host his very first demo at this years United Makeup Artist's Expo. James, although new to the makeup scene is humble and genuine, we expect big things. (no pressure James!) 

You can read all about the concept, design, construction and application of James's makeup below!

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