Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Zombie muscle tissue





I'm always fascinated by anatomy, but I haven't really looked at muscle tissue before.  One of the fun things about a zombie project is that zombies are often shown with damaged skin, and muscle showing underneath, so this is a great opportunity to look at what's underneath the skin of a person's face.

For reference, here's a diagram of the human facial muscles:


Image helpfully provided by Wikipedia.

See how the muscle tissue is ridged?  We can replicate that really easily with paper mache.  All I've done is tear a piece of tissue into strips and twist the strips into little paper cords.  Glue a bundle of these cords onto some paper, and you have a strip of muscle tissue.








This is then stuck into place on the draugr's face.  A bit of connecting tissue, some ripped skin over top, and the job is done.


After applying the muscle, but before applying the skin.


After applying some skin.