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A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup: Conceptual Creations by Japanese Makeup Artists

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Created by some of Japan's most talented and up-and-coming special effects make-up artists, this is the first Japanese language Special Effects Make-Up "how-to" guide! From easy "scar" make-ups to basic techniques to masks and full-scale prosthetics, each process is covered in a fully illustrated, step-by-step process.
Paperback, 136 pages
Published June 29th 2008 by Graphic-Sha Publishing Co., Ltd. (first published 2006)
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An incredibly detailed and expertly photographed big soft bound book on special effect makeup. Featuring step by step instructions covering the basics, from simple makeup and masks, scars,gashes, to mold and cast making, all of this done by the fastidious Japanese Conceptual Makeup Artists who have worked on major motion picture worldwide.
Some of these creations are beautiful, some are terrifying, exquisitely rendered with multiple materials, but only one or two are 2nd rate.
this is something I
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Seizure Romero
Jan 15, 2010 Seizure Romero rated it it was amazing
Shelves: want, art, library
Didn't get this in time to actually use it for Halloween, but it has some flat-out amazing examples to work from. The instructions seem to be straight forward and easy to follow, with lots of photographic documentation. The biggest caveat is that this is not a 'from household items' kinda book. Most projects do require some professional tools or materials, such as technical gelatin, alginate, silicone, ceramic clay, and/or Pros-Aide (which, believe it or don't, has nothing to do with prostate ...more
Mary
Sep 25, 2013 Mary rated it it was amazing
Though I cannot always refer to it for material since I don't aquire my stuff from Japan, I absolutely adore this as a reference book! I look to it for my every project. It is simple, efficient, well described and the works are various and quite beautiful. It took me some time before I found this book. It was perfect at the time, and it still is now. Having a short tips section about material: time, climate, storing, baking, etc would have been great but it's not necessarily meant for beginners, ...more
Andy
Jun 10, 2015 Andy rated it it was amazing
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The number one book for any person interested in sfx make-up. Easy to understand directions and wonderful pictures. This book is in highly recommended and in high-demand because it went out of print. I've been searching for a while for a copy under $70 but couldn't find one,and I just recently found out on Amazon that they're reprinting it in September so the price will only be $20. Hurray!
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Mar 29, 2011 Victoria.g rated it it was amazing
Very helpful, before I had absolutely no experience with special effects make up but after reading and practicing I gained more skills and confidence in it.
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great and easy to follow step by step tutorials. I love this book. just wished there were more tutorials in it.
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