I toured with them and MCMB in Europe so we keep in touch when they come to town. That clip was from a show they played here in SoCal.
Not weird at all! I appreciate your admiration and support all these years! :)
Thank you very much. :) Just start practicing what interests you!
I’m Irish and Chinese.
I’ve intended on doing a zombie makeup tutorial video each year, but I never get around to doing it. Hopefully this written explanation helps though!
Base: I start by covering the face and neck in a thin coat of white cream makeup. I don’t want the face to be clown white, just pale. To set the grease makeup, I use a translucent powder, or I’ve even used flower.
Eyes: I use black eyeshadow to create dark circles around the eyes and under the cheekbones. Again, I’m not using too much or making it too dark because I’m not trying to create a raccoon mask. You want to give the illusion of dark rings under the eyes from a lack of sleep or skin sunken into the eye sockets. I use a dark purple cream makeup to dab around the eyes to make them look bruised and puffy. I use a red eyeliner pencil around the inner lid and in the corners of the eyes. If I have time, I add details like yellow eyeshadow on the skin to increase the bruised and sallow appearance, and use a light blue eyeliner pencil to draw veins around the eyes and temples.
Wounds: I apply coats of liquid latex where I plan on making gashes and wounds, let it dry, then pick holes in it with my finger nails. I blend around the wound with store bought blood (it dries a rusty brownish red color which I like for giving an infected sort of look around the wound). I’ll also dab more purple around the wound to add to the bruised look. I then fill in the holes I made with black cream makeup, dip my brush in some blood, and smear it around until it gives me a nice glazed open sore.
Blood: I don’t like the way store bought blood dries, so I only use it for creating a base color, then I make my own blood for more realistic details. I make blood with dark karo syrup and red food coloring. If I need to darken it, I add chocolate syrup. I apply this blood inside the wounds and let it drip out. I make my zombie take a spoonful of it in and let it drip out the mouth and down the neck and chest. This sort of blood never really dries and stays pretty sticky. If I need it to be thicker and not run as fast, I add corn starch to the mix.
Those are my basic steps for making a zombie! If you’re not squeamish, I always recommend Google searching diseases, plague symptoms, open sores, black eyes, and other physical ailments to inspire your makeup. Hope this helps!
I’m planning on making some of my artwork available as prints in the very near future — starting with a colored version of Necromance. I need some suggestions on who to print through, who to sell through, etc. Right now, Society6 is looking pretty enticing. Any suggestions or recommendations?
Thanks for letting me know!
Of course! Please shoot me an email at corinne[at]stuckwithpins.com
And this goes for everyone else who has been asking me about commissioned pieces: I work as a freelance artist and designer (tees, logos, album art, websites, tattoo designs, photography and all your creative needs) so please feel free to email me and we’ll talk details!
Yeah, like I said, the concept of the gent cat isn’t my original idea so I obviously can’t forbid you from creating your own rendition. Shoot me an email if you’d like to discuss this more! corinne[at]stuckwithpins.com
Of course! Shoot me an email about this! corinne[at]stuckwithpins.com
I really appreciate hearing that! Your work is really beautiful, so I’m glad I could lend a little inspiration. ;D
I’m honored that people like my work enough to have it permanently put on their bodies! But what I’m not stoked about is people simply taking artists’ work and acting like anything they find on the Internet is rightfully theirs to do with as they please. Asking for permission is always appreciated!
The thing is, most of my illustrations are made as gifts for people. So I don’t necessarily feel comfortable “re-gifting”, per say, these drawings by allowing other people to use them. The gentleman cat tattoo design is one in particular that I’m not allowing anyone to use since it was designed for my boyfriend who will be getting it tattooed in a few weeks. Of course the concept of the gent cat isn’t my original idea so you’re more than welcome to get something similar and use mine as inspiration. But I ask that you please don’t use the exact design. Here is a great source for more inspiration: http://tradtattoos.com/tagged/cat
Ha, you’re awesome. Thanks so much! :) Your work is great as well. I think I was already following you on Flickr, but expect a follow back from me on here too!
It means a lot to me that I’ve kept your interest for this long! Haha. ;) Hope I can continue to do so! Thanks so much for your support.
She asked for permission initially, but hasn’t sent me photos yet. Thanks for letting me know!
To anyone else who talked to me about getting my work tattooed: please, please, please send me photos if you do!