This was something somewhat different for me since my gore looks usually are more “creative”, as in non typical injuries that would only happen in a movie or a really severe accident.
It was meant to be a burnt/blistered face at first, but ended up in more of a bruised, swollen, beat up injury. I think this turned out very realistic and I am proud of the finished look.
To make this beautiful creation, I used FX gelatin to build up the swolen-ness of the face. I used it over the mouth and nose as well which I really think sold the look. I picked at the gelatin to create little holes and dents that I later painted in and filled with coagulated blood.