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Hair Punching tutorial by EvanCampbell Hair Punching tutorial by EvanCampbell
A close-up look into the process of hair punching.
I hope that even non-sculptors will find this informative.

Mask making, Skin Texture, Vampire Teeth

All Facts and other material in this tutorial are provided as
general information. Neither Evan Campbell nor Deviantart
assume or accept any responsibility for, and will not be liable
for the accuracy or inappropriate application of any product.
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pearldragon145 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Your work is amazing, and this information is really inspiring!  Thank you so much for sharing!  :D
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
Thanks for such a nice compliment...I appreciate it!
pearldragon145 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!  Your work and tutorials are truly inspiring and helpful! :)
spadazzle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
How do you remove the project from the styrofoam with minimal hair loss?
tevajdoll Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
What is the highest shore hardness you can cast the silicone in without breaking the rooting needles?
FairyBishop Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
where do you buy your hair for this?
oHmega14 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible! I've been looking for a tutorial on hair punching and yours is PERFECT!! Thank you so much!! Makes me want to get started on my project even more! :nuu:
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Great to read....I hope it will be helpful. Thanks for writing :D (Big Grin) 
oHmega14 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
Tammysoul Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for making this wonderful tutorial ...Even though I know it isn't real I keep thinking it is looks so real...did I say..... he looks SO REAL..incredible!
Killslay-steelclaw Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi there

thank you so much for this tutorial. i recently completed my first silicone castings of anatomical hearts around hip flasks, and for my next project i will be making hairless rats from ecoflex silicone. 

i was just wondering, would this method be suitable for embedding the whiskers and small hairs that are found on hairless rats into the silicone? the silicone would be a solid piece, rather than a mask, and i was concerned about how well the hair would stay embedded. 

thank you so much again

EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Yes, this would be the same process for a solid silicone prop.
King-Hauken Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very fascinating technique
ohaipandora Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you are the most talented artist on the planet. No doubt!
Audrey-Dugan-Art Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Atlantisvampir Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Oh god. this look so real.
85DTO Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Exellent work.
aquaTICKworld Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Genius work, it cannot look any more real. Thank you very much for explaining how this is done!
PandaMak Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
must take forever to do the hair.. wow =)
BlueberryCrazy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Wow!! just...:eyepopping:
lianit Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn..i thought he was real..:D
jin234 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
awesome artwork man.

EvanCampbell can u please help me. I had done few sculptures using grey clay in college. Now, the dean of our animation college told me to do a girl character so as to put in his cabin. This is a great offer for me to get recognised and make my parents feel proud.

The main thing is I worked on greyclay, but could not preserve them as they got cracks on. I was planning to do this girl character with Plaster of paris with minute details. "Can you suggest which would be better and lasts long. Need some tips on the making process." I only have 15 days left for this, 'coz some fest is going to be condected within a month where my work can get recognised more.

Could you please help me in it..
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Why don't you sculpt it out of sculpey. Sculpey is easy to get at local arts and crafts stores and you can bake it after your done...and it turns into a hard ceramic type finish that can be painted. Very easy to use for a finish model and no mold or casting work? Depends on how big the sculpture is?
jin234 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
thanks a lot sir.
ktsimage Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Really amazing!!!!
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thank you so much!
superhippieman Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is more than amazing for so many reasons.
Deko-kun Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This is really creepy! But it is just too incredible also! cause this is a sculpt!!
StraightEdge1977 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
CerinaBear Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Is that Reall? o___o
Bankachi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Creepy as crap and Very Awesome ^^*
luvmonkeys Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Woah this is impressive o.o
cindydoll Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This tutorial is really informative, but when you do the hair punching, what do you rest the mask on?
plugaruseby Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, wow, wow, If you like what you do time doesn't exist, good work :)
melted7 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the tutorials you can't imagine how much you have helped me I hope some day I can share My techniques as you do.
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
So glad to read this and thanks for writing!
melted7 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, Thanks again.
cybergeisha Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic!! I always wondered how it was done
DoomSong8765 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
dUdE tHaT lOoKs PaInFuL tHe EyElId ThInG
Well this non-sculpter finds it fascinating!! Great insight to your techniques
Justin-Mabry Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Hey Evan,Did you make the eyes of this or are they hand painted on latex?
GuiltyWithGlee Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's so fascinating to see something so similar to ventilating. This is great!
nitre Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
This tutorial just saved my day! Thanks again for being so awesome and sharing your knowledge with us, if you ever choose to do a book I will definitely be the first one in line to purchase it!
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
That makes me happy to read! I hope these will help others.:)
atomicfairy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Can you use this technique on anything but gelatin? Like latex or something similar?
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Yes - silicone, foam latex and it is possibly with regular latex but very difficult.
SagaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for all of these amazing tutorials. They offer and insight into maskmaking that had me clap my hands and almost! Almost giggle with joy. Wanting to one day venture down this road of creation, it is lovely to get some visuals on how everything is done.
Thank you!
Phunnie-Phaise Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
This is really impressive and mind boggling.. and if I made masks or faces it would be extremely helpful. I read it anyway, though, because I was curious about how it's done. It looks so real!
Psyartista9 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Student General Artist
:huggle: Thankies for the great lesson! Stay awesome!
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh gawd... Your bringing my worst nightmares back. I used to hair punch years ago on a couple of my props... Each friggin hair at a time.. I swear I was going to get arthritis by doing it lol. Nice work man! And your tool is made the same way I did mine :)
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