1920’s Film Star – Character Practice

I am going to be uploading some model making, and puppet painting practices. This character is the first in this practice, and is based on the silent film star, Louise Brooks. I did not aim for a likeness in the puppet, but used her delicate features and serene expression as a reference.

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Process shots showing 1. Super Sculpey sanded, 2. Initial flesh tones, 3. white ‘powder’ and 4. 20’s make up and detail.

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Colour shot of puppet head with experiments with eyelashes and costume.

I am pleased with the delicacy of the make up, her expression and general character, but could experiment more with wig techniques, glass eyes for more life and perhaps a hand next time. Also air brush techniques to apply the white powder make up evenly.

 

Below are some more experiments with costume. I imagined these were test shots for new ‘pictures’  she was going to make! And experiments in photoshop; trying to age the portraits, blur and … them to make them more accurate for the period.

 

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