Did You Know this is Body Painting?
Yes it is! When I started to really get into make-up I wanted to take my skills to a new level and create art not just on the face but all over the body. After being inspired by Mark Reid ( a famous body painter who paints amazing jeans) I asked my EX boyfriend if he would let me body paint him- So thanks to him I created this illusion of him wearing a blue shirt, which if you look very closely you will see his armpit hair he he! I should have shaved it to make the illusion look more real!
Body Paint Clothing gives a whole new meaning to the term, “wearing your birthday suit”. Body paint can look extremely real when done by a professional. At many make-up conventions I have seen some where you don’t even notice they are nude until u come up to take a closer look!
Anyone wanting to get into Body Painting I suggest you spend time doing some research on the skill and even read books, watch DVDs, attend private courses and YouTube videos are also a great learning tool. Body painting is an art which can express someone from being Bold, Bizarre, Weird, and Sexy. You can choose to do nude body painting or just the face. Nude is bold, but for those models who wish to keep their clothes on, face painting itself can be just as creative.
Body painting is not like a permanent tattoo as it can be washed of easily with water. Painting your shoulders, thighs or backs can be sexy as well as modest. Many women prefer to go for nude body painting as men like to hide those bits! But you should think wisely about painting a whole body as it may take hours to perfectly paint a body, the shirt on my ex took me over 3 hours! Body painting is not just painting on nude bodies or face but it’s an expression of art so why not have a go at it?
So the best way to get into body painting is to firstly get inspired! Here I have put links to amazing inspiring body painters that I always look up to. Do check out their work, promise you will LOVE! Any questions on body paints do get in touch!
My Top Three Body Painters:
· Carolyn Cowan- Uses textures and real life sources to create wonderful body painting art.
· Mark Reid- Who paints amazing Jeans!
· Joanna Gair- Body painting to the stars! Her body paintings have been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue from 1999 to the 2011 edition. She is considered the world’s leading trompe-l’œil body painter and make-up artist, and she became famous with a Vanity Fair Demi’s Birthday Suit cover of Demi Moore in a body painting in 1992. Her work is SOOOO Mind blowing!