Special Effects Makeup Artist Jake Garber talks about the arduous process of transforming actor Ron Pearlman into the devilishly awesome character Hellboy that we all know and love:
Even though he [Hellboy] seems “just red”, there were about four or five additional colors to break it up and get a little bit of shading in there to not make it look like a toy. Then there were four hair pieces that went on. One of them was the samurai wig and then there were the sideburn pieces. Then I usually put the lip on at the point right there, and then he had a little goatee that went on as well. And depending on the day, I would have to make his hand up to look the same color as everything else. Then he put dentures in. He had contact lenses which covered up the entire eye. And, his prosthetic hand. That was the typical day.