Anna Langham

Media Makeup Artist in Bristol, United Kingdom

Anna Langham

Media Makeup Artist in Bristol, United Kingdom

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My passion for creativity began as a child: now focused on the world of Film, Theatre and Television, it has grown to the point where I want to make it my career. Taking inspiration from the world around me I have always expressed myself through art and drawing, which has now expanded in the form of Makeup, Hair Design and Prosthetics. My main inspiration comes from fantasy novels and films, and I take great delight in expressing my vivid imagination by creating characters, settings and worlds. I have recently graduated from the Peter King Television and Film Makeup Course at Bath Academy of Media Makeup under the guidance of many industry professionals, including Peter Swords King.

Novels which explore mythical worlds and unusual creatures have been a continuous inspiration and joy to me. This desire to design was put to the test when I was commissioned to illustrate 'The Moontree' for children's author Lotte Moore, which was published in 2014. I was later asked to continue this work with a second book published in 2015. I am currently in discussions with another author on designs and concept art for her upcoming series.

Combining Art History with Art at A Level gave me more understanding about the creative world and its historic depth. I continue to draw, paint, sculpt and read about Art as I find maintaining as many creative outlets as possible helps keep my mind focused and is invaluable to adapting my skills. As my knowledge of artists and their styles has developed, I have been able to apply many of their techniques in my own Art. I look forward to expanding my work and believe I can stretch my capability and techniques in many varied mediums, and learn how they are used in the world of Production.

My particular interest in and love for Prosthetics and SFX Makeup increased when I was able to visit Weta Workshops in New Zealand in 2015. Weta Workshops as an organisation specialises in the technical arts and special effects for media, which, I have been reading and watching documentaries about for many years. Even though I have been trained in many varied forms of media makeup, the creative realms of fantasy and creature makeup is my true passion and something I have dreamt about being a part of for many years.

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