FACEOFF – NEGATIVE BEING – ORIGINAL
Ever have one of “those” days? I have… I just happened to have one on tv LOL.
With my FaceOff foundation challenge, of course I was disappointed with myself and that I didn’t get a chance to sculpt and really show what I can do. However, it is what it is and I would not trade the experience for anything.
I had such a clear picture in my head of what I wanted to make. This Negative Being, was an embodiment of that little voice in your head that tells you “you can’t”. The more you listen, the stronger it becomes and the the more you push through and overcome those thoughts and fears, the more it fades.
The minute I opened that box and saw that bubbly, veiny, humongous prosthetic, I totally froze. And Instead of changing my concept to fit the boil, and despite knowing better, I tried to fit the boil to my concept and I cut the foam… that was the beginning of a downward spiral. I wasted so much time trying to glue and thin those edges. I was actually hopeful with the second required item, the loose hair. I planned to roll it in latex and make wispy tendrils on his head, but I ripped the bald cap (good grief). It went downhill fast after that. I got to the point where I knew I didn’t have time to save/restart/fix this thing. I ran out of time to even grab an airbrush to blend the base paint. And that fallback wig… egads that wig LOL!!
After I got home, I remade the Negative Being… as he should have been. I had to. He was so cool in my head and not one inch of what I was thinking showed up on the challenge – I needed to make him, and I love how he turned out. Even though it didn’t go as I had hoped, I was absolutely thrilled, and honored to have been a part of FaceOff. I cherish every memory. I made some amazing friends and I learned so much.
Face: Foam Latex
Wisps: Latex and Synthetic hair
Eyes: Resin, Paint, Hot Glue
Pax, Illustrator, Shadow, Lip and Eye liners.