This particular project of mine got off to a bit of a bumpy creative start a few months back. No harm, no foul. Sometimes a specific project just needs to wait till it finds it's own way. Joseph Corsentino and I had a chance to discuss it after the Pyre Elemental and he promptly and enthusiastically declared a fit with his Time of the Faeries universe.
Funny thing is, my very first Test Shoot with Joesph was for a Steam Punk fae with Melody Gore back in Sept. 2006. Course, we didn't know Steam Punk then - just had an already full formed fascination for all things Jules Verne... and clockwork.
Anyway, back to yesterday. This is more a prosthetic build than a body paint. I'm pretty much at the point where I've got to start pre-fabrication and molding as opposed to on-the-model builds.
Joseph actually did 2 photo shoots with the same model. The first was for an existing character line and we got to bust out the VERY vintage wardrobe I've inherited from my Dust-bowl era Texas branch of the family tree. Then, my ornate faberge trinket concept dovetailed perfectly into a pygmalianesque chapter. As always, I'm looking forward to what Joseph does with the character.
I'd called in face painter Donna Hofstee to assist and she was joined rather spontaneously (by me pleading) by ~StuftZombie
who were catching up and hanging out.
The day unfolded quite wonderfully. ~Zathros
fielded the usual technical and hosting duties. *RestemaIII
got to talk vintage lighting. ^quietchildae
got to bail me out on fabric draping:.... my cousin (and fellow ToF model) brought by a friend... and everyone got to talk enough Geek to make my head spin.
Yes. Henry Rollins IS Cable.
Traditional and Airbrush body paint
Glitter. Lots of Glitter.