Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Shrek Saga: Part I

This summer I was asked to help design, purchase, and apply makeup and hair ideas for the musical Shrek. I found out when I was student teaching that one of my students, Helen, (Who just graduated! Congrats!) created her own theater company at the age of 14. Since then, it has grown into a huge business that has left the community asking for bigger and more involved shows. You can check out Helen's fantastic work here You go girl!

Shrek is obviously no small production. Over the summer, I want to share my second large foray in stage makeup (my first being Tarzan this past spring) with you. I thought this blog would be a nice way to share my progress, ideas, and maybe make a few tutorials. I am going to be making prosthetics for our student who plays Shrek from scratch -- look out for that post coming soon!

I am very excited to work with a talented team of young adults and am honored that I was chosen to help with this production.

For now, I will leave you with a few preliminary makeup sketches. I wonder what these will look like during the production? Stay tuned!

Love, Erica

Wolf character preliminary sketch

Donkey character preliminary sketch

Dragon character preliminary sketch. Does this remind anyone of RuPaul? 

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