Bruises

12 Oct

So far in the course I’ve been pretty obsessed with the SFX side off stuff, we’ve started off with blood and bruises. in our first lesson on 05/10/2012 we looked at bruises using a greasepaint bruise wheel. Originally I had thought I much preferred working with my fingers, but when it came to using a brush I found it gave me more control over what I was trying to achieve and it was great for creating a veiny look. I think overall to get the best effect, a combination of the two would be best as in some areas of the brushed bruise I feel the colouring is too intense for what i wanted and not blended out enough.

Three bruises created using greasepaint

In todays lesson we looked at using bruise gels. Having practised with these at home, I’ve got to say I really didn’t like them. I didn’t believe them at all, not even when my tutor put them on his own arm. After a bit of direction I warmed to them slightly, on building them up they do appear more realistic but I’m yet to be convinced. It was a bit of a pain how one gel would sometimes wipe away the other – but I suppose with practice I would be able to stop doing so unintentionally!

Bruise Gels

Four bruises created using bruise gels

Today we also made bloods, but I shall be posting more about that at a later date! Please feel free to comment/criticize 🙂

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