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Warm Shades of Death by Mr-Mordacious Warm Shades of Death by Mr-Mordacious
Another shot from the Christel Death photo shoot last year. This was a 7 hour makeup job, using an airbrush.

I am not sure who took this photo, it was either Matt Rambo or Renee Lee- Sorry guys.

I spoke with Christel the model in this photo last night about a sequel to this photo shoot- we have some great ideas in place and hope to do the sequel very soon!
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:iconmumblyjoe:
mumblyjoe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008   Photographer
Awesome piece of work! Fav! Is it all paint? At first I thought the mouth was an appliance... now, not so sure.
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! Yeah, this was entirely done with makeup, no appliances. Based with a cake makeup, details painted on with an airbrush. Glad you like it! :skull:
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Jayapics Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
Ooh - thanks :) I shall download and install AIM later - I have to be up early for work so I may try and send an initial message tomorrow night or over the weekend.
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
I am typically online during work hours... 8am - 6pm, so hopefully you can catch me!
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Jayapics Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
Again some amazing skeleton work - very nice indeed. Do you use anything like MSN or have a personal website at all? If you do PLEASE let me know as I'd love to chat about some ideas. I'm part of a live action rpg group here in the U.K. and of course things like skeletons come into the mix now and then - I could certainly do with picking your brains (oops...inadvertent zombie reference there...) if that would be possible.
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
Sorry about the lame link, I am not sure what happened there. Try this one: [link]

I do use AIM, pkendall333.

He he...picking my brain... BRAINNNS!! I love anything that gets me thinking about zombies!!
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Photo-edAngevin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
oh my... sexy grim..
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!
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GreyDrizzle Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Student
I like these photos
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ChristineObsceneFYS Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
absolutely stunning ! <3
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you- glad you like it!!!
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BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
This is amazing, those 7 hours of airbrushing really paid off. I love it!
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hey thank you! Glad you like it!!
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viciouss Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
thats some insane makeup and I love it to death!
great work great work
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I appreciate the kind words, and I'm glad you like it! More to come soon!!!
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Somniscience Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
That is the coolest freaking thing evar!!! Really, really well done.
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks! I appreciate the great comment! Glad you like the makeup work!
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GorillaEye Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
how mush time would jsut the face have taken?
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
I can now knock out a good skeleton face in about 30 minutes. I plan on taking less time when we do the sequel to this- mostly because I have already done this once, and I hope I can make it happen faster the second time around.
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GorillaEye Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
nice. i just did a face pint by hand on a friend its in my gallery right now. its a green hag type thing. for like a 40 min one its nto bad. i was spending mor tiem decideing what i wanted to put on her than i did actualy paintingit on. i had no idea what i wanted to doo jsut wanted to get something on her face.

now ive got ideas for dragon face paint. but yeah check my new guy out.
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JigsawDoll Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
shhh, look!
here She comes quietly like a shadow,
suddenly appears in common places
where you'd never expected Her
in time you'd never wanted...
here She comes like a wind, like a mist, like a whisper,
unreal like a ghost, but really terrifying
like pain, like loss, like... Death Herself...

[above text describes how I see "Warm Shades of Death" and it grew in my head while watching. nothing special as any kind of a poem though... :P]

damn, I find this shot spooky because of the warm safely lit background against her darkness she seems to drag between her bones :fear: I love it!!! and her hands look like big horrifying spiders on the walls, :dead: my God, as if she was slowly but decisively comming straight to get me!!!...
this one is more creepy than it seems to be at first sight!!!

:skullbones: it's how I like it - pleasently scary... :+fav: as always!
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Wow, cool thoughts on this one! I have a bunch of photos from this first round still, and this one seemed like the best one to me- I really liked the stark contrast between the warm wall colors and the black and white of Christel's character.

My wife and I spent last Sunday having dinner at Christel's home, discussing a bunch of stuff- I did one concept sketch already for the sequel photo shoot, and Christel has contacted a friend of hers to help work on the new costume design. We have some GREAT ideas for locations and settings too, so I am now even more excited to get this makeup job done. I am hoping to really push the makeup work beyond the limits and make it better than ever. I LOVE A CHALLENGE!! Stay tuned!!!
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JigsawDoll Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
that's sooo great to hear it, Mister!!! :lol: I'm happy to know that you're so enthusiastic about this whole thing :clap:

watching all the time =p
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bioweaponsexpert Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
^^ Another great shot... Oh, sequel? Can't wait...
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah, me too! We are all hoping to really up the ante this time, so we are coming up with some great ideas, and trying to find some super creepy locations to shoot the photos at. I am also planning on trying to make the makeup work even better this time, so I can't wait to see how it turns out!
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blindsyte Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
you're right... already people are commenting
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:iconmr-mordacious:
Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yep- this definitely gets plenty of attention! Thanks for showing me Mudbox Sunday night- looked really cool, I can see where that would be fun to create some monsters!
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blindsyte Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i really think you'd love it! i still have my copy if you need it.
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Seriously may have to take you up on that!
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:iconblindsyte:
blindsyte Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
well, i guess i'll just have to come see you guys again.
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yup! We can get together and talk art anytime sir! We need to invite your family down to our house soon- this time we will provide the food!

But we really should get together and talk art soon!
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blindsyte Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
sounds grrrrrreat!~
*this comment is part of a complete breakfast
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teetatum7 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
its amazing !
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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osirisPUNK Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
I'm assuming you did said makeup.
It's wonderful, truly deathly looking.
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yep- I was the makeup artist on this one! Thanks for the nice comment!!
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osirisPUNK Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Indeed =]
It blows that I don't know anyone personally that is a makeup artist, if I did it'd make movies for my video production stuff much more interesting.
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Mr-Mordacious Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it would be cool to do makeup work for your videos and movies!
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