Friday, April 29, 2011

Barbers & Bloody Treats

After many weeks of threading, knotting and tweaking on beautiful fine lace, we proudly finished our moustaches and were very excited to apply them on our partner’s face. Penny led our class on Wednesday, teaching us how to cut, shape and style our moustaches. We then used spirit gum to adhere the moustache and other facial hair such as eyebrows, chops and stubbles. The transformations were very refined and quite amusing. We had Alex as a cowboy, Azrielle as an old man, Alexis as a gangster, Zeb, a dashing Olde English Gentleman, and me, a bikie. However it was Rachel who stole the show as our favourite hero, Super Mario! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were sad it was over after weeks of hard work.

Thursday’s lesson had us once again behaving like children in a candy store, except that our candy was red and gooey! We began our very first lesson on Accident Simulation experimenting with different types of blood, our illustrator palette, grease bases, powders, adhesives, and scar materials. We practiced making basic scars, cuts, bullet holes, bruises, and boils - a tiny bit gross, but still very enticing! We are eager to explore this part of the course in more detail in the following weeks.

Natalie Rose - Student