A university project from my second year, September 2018 to January 2019. I focused on the character of 'Grenouille's mother', who features in the first few pages of the book. She is an 18th century peasant fish gutter/scaler who is afflicted by various diseases such as syphilis, gout, tuberculosis, hair loss and consumption. I have kept the character true to the period and setting. I made a hand knotted, lace front balding wig, 2 gelatine gout prosthetics, 2 gelatine syphilis prosthetics and fake nails for the character.

Final image for character, 2019.

Final image for character, 2019.

Photoshoot for character, 2019.

Photoshoot for character, 2019.

Making of the wig

The wig process from start to finish and testing.

Making of the prosthetics

The prosthetics process. I sis not use the large syphilis piece due to it looking large and unrealistic. I used the small flat mould scab for the forehead are instead.

Test Makeup for character

Testing the makeup altogether

Testing the makeup and nails.

A better view of the nails, gout prosthetic and

Close-up of the nails.

Close-up of the fake nails I filed, cut and painted

Fake Nails

Testing the finished fake nails. I filed them down and roughed the surface of the nail. I painted them using watered down acrylic paints and some fine liners.

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