Adding Bruising to a Fake Wound

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional Special Effects Makeup Artist Jesse Lechok shows how to add bruising to a fake tear wound.

    Jesse Lechok: Hello! My name is Jesse Lechok. We are here again at Tom Savini's School of Special-Effects Makeup and today we are going to learn how to make basic wounds. Right now we have the wound already made and we are going to do some bruising and just stress it and make it look like it's been here for a while.

    So, I have my Ben Nye bruise wheel and purple is one of my favorite colors. I use a lot of it, especially for bruises. So I am going to take some purple and I am going to start feathering it around the edge of the wound that we have created. You're just basically going to work this down. You're going to blend it out. You don't want to leave a whole lot of pigment.

    You can kind of break it up, stipple it in. It gives it a splotchy or more realistic sort of look. You can go in with reds or yellows and break it up even more. The thing I what you going for you may want a shade underneath a little deeper to just create the illusion of depth.

    Now I am going to go back with a little bit of yellow. Give it a little bit of edging, maybe he has been like this for a while. The yellow actually helps to blend it out. You can just keep blending it together until you are happy with it. Till it looks realistic. Once again it's a good idea to step back occasionally to get a different perspective. When you are right up on it, you don't see certain things, you will start still blend together.

    I think it's a good idea to add a little red in there to just kind of break it out. But you don't want it to be too red, because than it just looks like a bloody mess. And that's not realistic.

    There you have it, your basic tear wound with a little edgy bruising.