Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Demon Punk.

I wasn't expecting to love this shoot as much as I did. I liked the idea and overall it seemed like it was going to be a decent shoot, but once I finished up the makeup I absolutely loved the look of the character - it's very simple looking overall, but there's a really nice movie quality to it. Maybe that was me, maybe it was my model - probably a combination of both. Robin did a great job with it.

I used, once again, the generic cowl piece I made some time ago - I have several more shoots planned with it and even several more ideas to modify it, so I'll definitely be using it for more shoots as often as possible until the mould degrades too much.

The original design had a series of long spikes to represent a mohawk. Something about it wasn't exactly working for me and I'd just watched Pacific Rim again and thought a single, blade-like fin might be kind of cool. So it was very Kaiju inspired. I was a little worried it might not work since it was a pretty finicky 3 part mould - but it turned out just fine.

I think the other element that totally made it work was the fake tattoos. I had always planned on painting one on the side of her head - but I had forgotten I had a couple Tinsely Transfer tattoos lying around and it just happened to be this jailhouse looking scorpion tattoo - so that went right on her neck. With it was an RIP tattoo - Robin suggestion it should go on her right cheek, and it turned out to have been a perfect choice.

We didn't have a location in mind, normally when I do urban shots I use Charlottetown, since I'm familiar with it, but I was getting bored with it and decided to head to another nearby town for this shoot. I'm not as familiar with it, so we sort of just  drove about and found places.

I was a little worried I might not ever get that one great shot - but I ended up with several. Seems lately the shoots have been going that way - which is awesome. Nothing worse than spending time and money on a shoot and it's just so-so. Robin found a perfect fitting leather jacket on her own and the boots really sold it, she bought those at at used clothing store and had already painted them up for a Harley Quinn cosplay she's doing, they worked great for this, either way.

It was a great shoot. I'm really happy with it. I still love the look of the big fin type thing, I think it works really well as a mohawk alternative. My next shoot with Robin, hopefully this weekend if the weather holds is going to be pretty awesome, we're doing a Demon TankGirl.

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