McIntosh using Skin Illustrator palettes and liquids to color the
multiple, overlapping foam appliances
on actor George Hetzburg, as "Adam", from
"Buffy The Vampire Slayer."
Photos courtesy of Todd McIntosh
sure the skin has been gently cleaned and dried before applying
the Skin Illustrator colors. Removal is easy with
Super Solv, alcohol or isopropyl myristate. Remember to clean
the skin after color removal, then apply moisturizer. All Skin Illustrator
liquids can be used to replenish the palettes. To refill the palette
cells, squirt a thin layer of desired color into cell; stir, then
dry with a hairdryer. Repeat the process until the cell is filled.
The key to using Skin Illustrator is to take the time to experiment
with the colors. Try different application techniques with a sponge,
brush or airbrush, and learn how the colors work under varying conditions.
Because art is constantly evolving, Skin Illustrator will always
be growing and improving. Some colors in the palette may be substituted,
but they will always be available in liquids.
Covered with an airbrushed combination of Rice Paper, Natural 1,
Lao 1 and a finish thinned-spatter coat of Rose Adjuster II. The
entire process, from bottle to camera, completed in 7 minutes.
Make-up by Kenny Myers
Photos courtesy of Kenny Myers