Magazine article Variety

From Zombies to Reality

Magazine article Variety

From Zombies to Reality

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MAKEUP

Creating classic characters from literature like Dorian Gray and Dr. Victor Frankenstein make the craft of makeup a crucial part of Showtime's "Penny Dreadful."

"I love the fresh take on familiar faces, like the classic Frankenstein's monster." says the series' lead makeup artist Nick Dudman. "Reinventing them has been a dream come true and the production has allowed me free rein to explore, design and deliver these makeups. This is all about characters and our job is ultimately to aid performance. not hide it. so it's about detail, nuance and flavor."

On AMC's "The Walking Dead," makeup artist Greg Nicotero's biggest challenge is the sheer volume of work- sometimes 300 "walkers" a day - and evolving their look from season to season. "We also love having the ability to create off-shoot looks like melted-by-napalm corpses or waterlogged walkers." he says.

Makeup artists on NBC's "The Voice" are often shown on camera working on the contestants before they take the stage. …

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