Haunting Mermaid


I really enjoyed the fabrication with the head dress last week, so decided to sculpt but instead of adding the prosthetic to the face, I’ve made fins.

Sculpted in clay, cast in gelatin, reinforced with wire for mounting on head, liquid latex and extra gelatine flashing.  I’m hoping to keep the skin translucency in the photos.

tumblr_inline_nidnzy9uhm1qbxwj4Also cast lost of variations on eyebrows, had envisaged then as coral but having painted with my AA Temptu Pro Trauma kit (great blood and bruise colours) It all looks a little more horror film, but this I kinda like.  I’m thinking red wig, over head shot submerged in the bath but we shall see.

I knew for this I was more concerned with getting the ‘look’ and I love love love these images, no one was convinced by the gills but I could see it ethereal in my head and it worked.  The warmth of the water melted the fins but it was worth it, all grinny to be creating creatures 🙂

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