October 1, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Last week saw the press launch of Resident Evil 6 in the UK in the form of the ‘Human Butchery’ dreamt up by freelance creative director Miss Cakehead for Capcom together with Full Fat PR. The butchery (aka “Wesker and Son”) was situated in Smithfield meat market in London, and sold edible meat products in the form of human limbs, even an entire meat lady. The event saw an entire butchers shop recreated together with amputee’s on mortuary tables being taken in the deboning room and human limbs being brought back out packaged for sale on the meat counter. The meat is actually for sale with all proceeds go to Limbless Association, which provides information and support to the limb-loss community.
Meat lady made by food artist Sharon Baker
The deboning room
The amputated leg of Colin (our amputee actor) with prosthetic make up
September 27, 2012 § 1 Comment
The zombie attack victims: Adam, Emma, Dan, Carla
Arriving at the hub of freelance creative director Miss Cakehead’s headquarters on an average Thursday evening in August, it soon became apparent that this was no ordinary gathering of creative minds. I had been invited to witness the photoshoot for the PR campaign surrounding the Resident Evil 6 video game release on 6th October 2012.
May 25, 2012 § Leave a Comment
It never ceases to amaze me, the amount of weird anatomical stuff people create these days. Fortunately, you can rest assured these horrific looking mannequins are by specialist prop-maker BJ Winslow and wife Eileen Winslow for the Hollywood crime dramas. I’ve chosen just a few (the least offensive believe it or not!), but there are plenty more on their Casualty Simulation website (if you’ve got a strong stomach).
Above from top; Fat Headless Raymond, Wounded Leg with exposed bones, Meat Rib Cage
Images © Casualty Simulation
May 21, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I’ve always been stunned by Hyperrealistic silicon/latex sculptures. After doing some work experinence in the Prosthetics department of a Cambridge’s Addenbrookes hospital once, I got to earn massive respect for the time cosuming skill it takes to produce something that looks so life-like. The mulitiple colour pigments that make up skin flesh, adding fibres to look like capillaries to the silicon, and punching each individual hair in one by one.
Great artists such as Ron Mueck and specila effects houses such as the Jim Henson Legacy have turned this skill into an art form in itself.
Italian special effects house, Crea Fx have created a range of anatomical studies based on leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings. Take a look at their whole collection on their website.
Above from top; ‘Study of Trachea, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Anatomy’, ’Study of the Arm Muscles, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Anatomy’
Images © Crea Fx
February 8, 2012 § 2 Comments
Yeeeoouch! Is all I can say to these torn up skin prosthetics from Open Wound FX.
December 8, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Natasha Lawes is a Creative Designer and Make-up & Hair Artist with an impressive CV! Just check out her website to be amazed by her beautiful stylings for advertising campaigns, Music videos & films to name but a few. Her use of feathers, animal heads, crystals and textures is inspiring, and her extensive portfolio and showreels makes me think Natasha is one very busy girl! You can now own an original creation of hers, a crystal adorned skull shown above.
December 1, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Paige Thompson takes face painting to the next level. Her collection of animal lipsticks is just so cute. (Clockwise form top left; Fox, Crab, Zebra, Jaguar) See more of her photgraphy on her site.