Friday, June 12, 2009

Warning: a bit more graphic than before

Please don't read this of you don't want to read about facial reconstruction.

So, I finished working on Mr. Mangledface, and he looks pretty good. All of the rebuilding was done from the inside, his skin was all there, just a bit slashed, which helps (um, that it was all there, not that it was slashed). I had the facial bones and jaw bones put together in less than 2 hours, and after that it was just a matter of building up the nose (luckily I had a great photo of him before so that I could get the proper nose width and shape) where there had once been cartilage and stitching the two sides of his face together using my white floss and a hidden stitch (which brought the skin together without making a bump traveling from the hairline, along the bridge of the nose and over to the right cheek). A bit more bone work was done on the skull and stitching done in the hair, and viola! he’s (almost) done. Now I just have to wait until the clay in the face dries and hardens so that I can go over the small gaps in the stitches with what I can only describe as bondo (that car stuff), so that the “seam” doesn’t show at all.

Man, that was fun. I love my job.

4 comments:

David C. Garcia said...

This is some of the most fascinating stuff ever. Keep it up.

mattonfire said...

I just love that we're talking about a dead guy here and you're all, "viola!".
I think people need to see the funny (or at least emotionless) side of death. This is great.

Doll Face said...

You know, its actually scary, the "emotionless" side of death. I mean, sometimes I wonder when it will catch up with me...

Jared said...

I think it is interesting that you can separate life from the shells that we use for a little while then give back to the Earth. It's a distinction that a lot of people can't make. I look forward to reading more about your thought process in the upcoming posts.