Monday, December 17, 2012

Making the Planet Of The Apes appliance sculpts

These are some of the process photos I shot while working on the Planet of the Apes makeups and costumes.  I made alginate life casts of my husband and myself.  Then poured plaster in the life cast to make a positive copy of our faces in order to sculpt the appliance on top. 

This step isn't necessary, but I often like to paint the life cast with an acrylic color that will match the color of the clay I'm going to be using. For these particular pieces, I used Van Aken clay in orange.  

Here are the final Zira and Cornelius sculptures.