Sunday, 2 October 2016

The SFX Series - Zombie Bites

So we've done the basics of bruises and wounds, I thought this week would be perfect to introduce you all to zombie bites! I mean the bite doesn't have to be caused by a zombie, maybe a vampire or a werewolf, I'll leave it to your imagination!

I want to start by addressing the 3 photos I've attached of my previous work, these all look completely different and the reasoning for it is that I'm still learning. Although I know the application process and the method and information of the products used, i'm always practicing to ensure that my effects look as realistic as possible. Truth is, that gun shot wound in your favourite movie scene will have had a lot of research behind it, what angle the gun was pointing, where was the exit wound, where was the entrance wound, there's a lot that effects a wound!! Now, for halloween, these factors aren't as important but seeing as SFX is the industry I have chosen to study, it is something I am constantly aware of.

The best way to create these bites is to ensure you've read my two previous posts of the SFX series, you can find bruising here and wounds here

The most effective zombie bites are the ones that happened most recently, so to create this you're just going to create a new bruise following the purple/blue colour palette as mentioned in my bruising post. You can add some extra veins here too, this will make it look that tad more infected, to do this you want a more watery based substance and the best way is to follow your natural veins, especially if the effect is on your wrist! Once the base is done, you can add your wax in two semi circles opposite each other and blend into the skin. Don't forget to use moisturiser to help blend! Once blended, you can make the teeth indents, you can do this by either dragging down wax or creating holes in the wax, I have demonstrated both in the pictures above. Once the indents are made, its time for colour. This is the same procedure as I mentioned in my wounds post, darkest colour in the incision and then blending into reds along the outsides. Then you're ready for blood, use a stipple sponge or a paint brush to stipple the blood to make it look like the zombie has trickled blood rom his mouth after the bite.

There we go, 3 posts down of the SFX Series, 3 more to go!!

Have you tried recreating any of the posts involved in the SFX Series yet?

Lily xo



  1. This looks so cool! You did a great job :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  2. I love looking at different types of makeup and your SFX makeup skills are amazing Lily!
    -Olivia Xxx

  3. Omg you are talented! I totally freaked out after seeing these ahah

  4. Omg you are so talented! (These pictures freaked me out haha)

  5. Wow your skills are amazing and they came out looking so real! I would love to try to do something similar for halloween but I know that they won't turn out that well!

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  6. Those photos are so gruesome in the best way! You're so talented.

  7. You are amazing! Can you come make me look like a zombie?

  8. This looks so realistic! You are so talented. I find this so interesting!

  9. I've seen a few of your SFX posts now and each time you amaze me more and more! Amazing work lovely keep it up! x


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