BEGOÑA FERNÁNDEZ MARTÍN
Begona is a freelance artist with a focus on Special Make-up Effects, and character and creature design.
She studied Fine Arts at the University of Seville, with a major in Sculpture and Drawing. After graduating from Winchester School of Art and getting her masters in Photography at the University of Arts London, she enrolled in Neill Gorton’s Prosthetics Boot Camp in order to push her career forward. She has also studied sculpture with Tom Hester, and Illustration and Creature Design with artist Jared Fajardo.
In 2019 Begona was selected as the Winner of Ve Neil's Legends of Makeup Desing scholarship, Finalist of the KNB EFX Group Legends of Creature Design, and Winner of The Prosthetics Event AS Make-up contest.
Begona works now as a freelance Special Makeup Effects Artist, Sculptor, and Illustrator. She is also the Module Leader for Creature Design & Making for Special Makeup Effects Module at the Buckinghamshire New University.
Begona has worked for the BBC, with British celebrities such as Jamie Laing and Michael McIntyre, internationally for The Cartoon Network, and on several independent films across the UK and Europe. She is often a guest at events (such as the Science Museum London, and Comic-Con) where she does live SFX make-up demonstrations on stage.
Photo by Ben Bentley, courtesy of The Prosthetics Event.