How to Make Fake Wounds
Professional Special Effects Makeup Artist Jesse Lechok discusses how to make the various types of fake wounds.
Jesse Lechok: Hi! My name is Jesse Lechok, we are here today at the Tom Savini School of Special Effects at the Douglas Education Center in beautiful Monessen, Pennsylvania and what I am going to show you today is how to make a basic trauma wounds.
Today we are going to do a basic tear wound, a basic trauma wound and a basic slice. The tools and equipment that we are going to use today are basic skin tones to do a color match. We are going to use a trauma wheel, several bruise wheels, three colored pencils-red, black and blue, also some Q-tips, some KY Jelly, some gel blood, some translucent powder, final seal, detachol, two types of liquid latex and toilet paper. Also some fake blood, which is made out of Karo syrup, food coloring and a little bit of Photoflow, so it doesn't bead up. Also, you will need sponges for make-up application. We are also going to use a variety of brushes. We also be using Nose and Scar Wax, which is also made by Ben Nye.
The first thing we are going to go over today is safety. The main thing you want to do is make sure that your subject is not allergic to any of the products that you will be using. Liquid latex, some people have an allergy to that, so they need to be tested; first thing before you get started with anything else. Before we begin, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have worked on seven films, most of them independent. I have done a lot of physical effects, but generally people hire me to kill other people or at least make it look like other people are being killed. So, trauma comes into a play a lot with that kind of thing. So, let's get started.