Totally Knotty Wooden Doll Make-Up

It’s the job of the make-up artist to turn ordinary people into extraordinary creations that both bring the artist's vision to life and please the directors behind the scenes.

But making soft skin look like it’s made out of wood is quite a challenge, and if the facial appliance is too bulky or rubbery, and/or the paintjob isn’t really selling the feel of natural wood, you’ve got a mighty obvious rubber mask thing going on and the director probably won’t be happy.

This wooden doll makeup, which was put together by make-up artist Stephanie Hernandez using prosthetics and makeup from The Scream Team, has definitely achieved a realistically wooden effect which makes her friend Laura Jones look like both a knotty girl and a total stiff!

-Via Nerd Approved

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It's interesting to see how the problem of movement is handled in animation of wooden characters these days. The grandmother willow tree in Pocahontas has a somewhat segmented, plate-like feeling to her skin, but I was really noticing it in the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' trailer the way the plant creature's 'muscles' slid against each other like rigid vines, instead of stretching and compressing.
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