WHO IS AN FX ARTIST?
Special effects makeup artists use cosmetics and makeup to create the appearance of bruises, cuts, wounds, blood, old age, deformities, among other things. Special effects makeup artists have rendered their services to the movie industry from a substantial amount. They use their magic in transformation young actors into older version of themselves or making a very realistic cut or wound.
The Nigeria movie industry need talented FX artiste in order to sell what they want us to buy, because the audience will appreciate the material better if it is realistic enough.
Meet Blessing Eshimake, a student of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. She is a young Special FX artist who is soon going to revolutionize the art of special effects makeup in the Nigerian film and Multi-media industry, using her hyper-realistic effects.
Blessing, 23 hails from Edo state and is based with her family in Zaria, Kaduna state. She has a diploma in Mass communications and is currently in her final year in the department of English and literary studies.
She developed an interest for makeup at a very young age. In a recent interview she said “I have always loved makeup but, I wanted more from it. I mean something deeper than the whole makeup for beauty purposes alone. So I decided to dip my feet into special effect makeup and I fell in love instantly”.
Her twitter handle is @tz_omoh.