How to Make Prosthetic Transfers - Basic Sculpting #1

  • Ajoutée 13 janv. 2015
  • This first video in our Prosthetic Transfer series is on basic sculpting. We sculpt bullet holes, a cut and a scar and then prepare the sculptures for molding. Simplicity in sculpting is stressed in this video to help beginning Makeup Effects Artists grasp the concept of sculpting. We us minimal sculpting tools and teach the basics of skin texturing. The next video will explain how to make a plaster cast of your sculpture and latex application. More advanced videos will follow.
    Our second video, "Intro to Prosthetic Transfers - Latex Transfers #2" will help you created a plaster mold of your sculptures and basic latex application. So please watch the next video in our Prosthetic Transfers Series to continue learning the basics of Makeup Effects.
    Clay Info:
    The clay I am using for sculpting is, Chavant NSP clay:
    The light colored clay (Van Aken Clay) I used for the walls around the sculptures I bought from Hobby Lobby. It was inexpensive. You can use any oil based clay that is sulfur free for creating walls around your sculptures for casting. :)
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Commentaires • 22

  • CC Marshall
    CC Marshall Il y a 2 mois

    Which 'hardness' do you recommend. I saw that NSP clay has a few different levels.

    • Egg Head FX
      Egg Head FX  Il y a 2 mois +1

      I would recommend soft to med. Hard NSP clay is really difficult to work with once it is room temp. I often use medium for smaller sculpts, it keeps detail really well when handling and if I am doing a larger prosthetic I like Soft NSP so I can move it around quick and it also gives excellent details. Med. is a great all around clay. You could get a little of both to see what you like.

  • Andrew Murphy
    Andrew Murphy Il y a 7 mois


    • Andrew Murphy
      Andrew Murphy Il y a 7 mois

      @Thom Jensen i was asking if i could use the non drying clay to make the prosthetic piece then use they hydrocal to cast and make the mold of the sculpt

    • Andrew Murphy
      Andrew Murphy Il y a 7 mois

      @Thom Jensen no i was wondering if i can use non drying clay for making the deal like you did then casting the plaster

    • Thom Jensen
      Thom Jensen Il y a 7 mois

      Andrew Murphy Since your question is kind of broad, I’m going to answer it in a couple ways. First, I use non-drying clay for all of the sculpting. Second, in case you’re asking if non-drying clay can be used as a prosthetic appliance, the answer is no. You only use clay to make the prosthetic piece then you have to make a mold of the clay sculpt to make the makeup appliance for the body or face. I hope one of those answered your question. Thanks

  • jaz grant
    jaz grant Il y a 9 mois +1

    What was the shift grey clay please ?

    • Egg Head FX
      Egg Head FX  Il y a 9 mois

      The clay type is in the description.

  • XxlvlybbyxX
    XxlvlybbyxX Il y a 2 ans

    when sculpting can you use any other thinners for oil based paints or do you just have to strictly use naphtha?

    • XxlvlybbyxX
      XxlvlybbyxX Il y a 2 ans +1

      Egg Head FX thank you so much! love your videos by the way!

    • Egg Head FX
      Egg Head FX  Il y a 2 ans +2

      Naphtha is what most effects artists use. Lighter fluid is also used, which is made with naphtha. You can use 99% Isopropyl alcohol. I don't know of any other you can use. These are very toxic chemicals so be carful.

  • wildbooster Andy
    wildbooster Andy Il y a 3 ans +1

    lovely my hobby is to simulate accidents big and little wounds for the belgian red cross is found some new interesting ways.
    do you have a specific movie of how you colour the latex or a list what you use for products and how you make them?
    i am a fan from belgium

  • Nikki Reed
    Nikki Reed Il y a 4 ans

    Thank you! VERY HELPFUL!!! p.s. Robot face at 11:30 ? :)

  • hanie vha
    hanie vha Il y a 4 ans

    Great tutorial

  • Mark Faucett
    Mark Faucett Il y a 5 ans

    Great instructional video, looking forward to watching more!

  • Egg Head FX
    Egg Head FX  Il y a 5 ans

    The next video will be uploaded hopefully Monday, January 26th, 2015. It will be a continuation of our Prosthetic Transfer Series and will explain Basic Latex Prosthetic Wound Creation and Application. This series is for those starting out in makeup effects and will give a basic foundation for liquid latex makeup effects.

    • Egg Head FX
      Egg Head FX  Il y a 4 ans

      I am using Chavant NSP clay.

    • Egg Head FX
      Egg Head FX  Il y a 4 ans

      I am using Chavant NSP clay.

    • HKpanzer
      HKpanzer Il y a 4 ans

      +Egg Head FX What kind of clay do you use or did you use for this tutorial?

  • Scott Stephens
    Scott Stephens Il y a 5 ans

    Thank you for taking the time to do this and for doing it in such an easy to follow way. Looking forward to the rest of this series as well as many more in the future!

  • Scott Mitchell
    Scott Mitchell Il y a 5 ans

    Another great beginning to a useful tutorial.