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The Imaginative Works of Andrea Leanza
Andrea Leanza is a special effects artist located in Treviso, Italy.  In addition to creating outstanding silicone makeup and special effects pieces, he is a 'paleoartist', creating replica museum quality dinosaur sculptures.
The following photos outline Andrea's processes for ceating a silicone 'Nightmare' style mask and glove, a 'Zombie' makeup appliance and an on-skin Skin-Tite® silicone buildup.
Ecoflex 00-30® is Andrea's silicone of choice for mask and glove pieces, and he uses Smooth Cast® 320 for both casting and moldmaking.  As Smooth-On develops new material, Andrea follows suit, expanding his knowledge and techniques accordingly.
 A Dilophosaurus life size head, Teeth cast in Smooth Cast® 320

A Dilophosaurus life size head, Teeth cast in Smooth Cast® 320
 Modeling non-sulfur clay for a 'nightmare' style glove

Modeling non-sulfur clay for a 'nightmare' style glove
 Clay sculpture ready for molding with Smooth Cast® 320

Clay sculpture ready for molding with Smooth Cast® 320
 Casting process, injecting Ecoflex® 00-30 silicone with an injection gun

Casting process, injecting Ecoflex® 00-30 silicone with an injection gun
 The cast glove is extracted from the mold and cleaned before seaming and painting

The cast glove is extracted from the mold and cleaned before seaming and painting
 The finished glove after painting with Psycho Paint®

The finished glove after painting with Psycho Paint®
 The silicone glove follows every movement of the hand due to the extreme flexibility of Ecoflex® 00-30

The silicone glove follows every movement of the hand due to the extreme flexibility of Ecoflex® 00-30
 Non-sulfur clay sculpt ready for molding using Rebound® 25

Non-sulfur clay sculpt ready for molding using Rebound® 25
 The Rebound® 25 mask mold, inside a plaster support shell.

The Rebound® 25 mask mold, inside a plaster support shell.
 Ecoflex® 00-30 silicone is pigmented and degassed in a vacuum chamber.

Ecoflex® 00-30 silicone is pigmented and degassed in a vacuum chamber.
 Pouring Ecoflex 00-30 into the Rebound® 25 mold.  NOTE: Ease Release 200 was applied to the Rebound mold before casting.

Pouring Ecoflex 00-30 into the Rebound® 25 mold. NOTE: Ease Release 200 was applied to the Rebound mold before casting.
 The demolded mask is cleaned with solvent, seamed and refined

The demolded mask is cleaned with solvent, seamed and refined
 Masks and hand ready for painting with Psycho-Paint®

Masks and hand ready for painting with Psycho-Paint®
 the masks are painted using airbrush and standard brush techniques.

the masks are painted using airbrush and standard brush techniques.
 A close up of the finished Ecoflex® 00-30 mask

A close up of the finished Ecoflex® 00-30 mask
 The finished 'nightmare' style mask

The finished 'nightmare' style mask
 The model before 'Zombie' make-up pieces are applied

The model before 'Zombie' make-up pieces are applied
 A one-piece Ecoflex® 00-30 prosthetic appliance is applied

A one-piece Ecoflex® 00-30 prosthetic appliance is applied
 Edges are blended using thickened Skin-Tite® silicone

Edges are blended using thickened Skin-Tite® silicone
 The piece is painted using translucent makeup

The piece is painted using translucent makeup
 Finished 'Zombie' makeup

Finished 'Zombie' makeup
 Applying a Skin Tite® silicone build up for a make-up demonstration

Applying a Skin Tite® silicone build up for a make-up demonstration
 Finished Skin Tite® creation

Finished Skin Tite® creation

                   
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