Local 706 - The Artisan

Summer 2017

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W hen I fi rst met James Gunn, the director of GOTG2, it was to discuss his vision of make- up. As you no doubt know, James wrote both scripts for the two movies so I was aware that his vision would be personal and strong. As a make-up designer, my job is to encapsulate his vision and transpose it onto the screen of any cinema for you to watch and love. It is so important to seamlessly understand and relate the creative process, but more so than when you have a director like Gunn, who knows what he wants. The color palette James sent me was pink, blue and yellow aliens, as well as humanoid aliens the same way as he laid down for GOTG1. He basically told me to go off and do whatever I wanted within that color palette; and I think we came up with some pretty neat ideas. My fantastic make-up department and I created some really special make-ups that we are very proud of. I think one of the most elegant ones turned out to be the Sovereigns, who were a rich gold. Here's how we did it. MAKING UP THE MAKING UP THE B Y J O H N B L A K E DEPARTMENT HEAD & MAKE-UP DESIGNER Below: Ayesha, a Sovereign. Right: Love-Bots. Opposite page, insets: the make-up process.

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