Basically, we start at 10 am Aug Monday 10th, and I have 6 hours to paint you. You then get judged by some of the world's top body painters (without me). I only use top quality water-based paints & cosmetics, removed with soap & water. NOT for sensitive skin, though!
You then pose for photos etc; usually you stay in paint until everyone is seen and results are announced. If we get throught the 1st round we compete in the finals on Wednesday. I was lucky enough to win my category last year!
There should be a pro photog on site and I'm also hoping I or my semi-pro photog mate can get some good shots as its in a scenic woodland/ ruined castle location. Don't expect a total 'shoot' with the pro on his backdrops, as there are usually dozens of other models queued up so a couple of snaps tends to be it!
The new rather sparse www for it is http://welshfestival.webs.com/
Last year most of the top face& body painters from around the world were there competing; it was a smallish crowd but very high standards and very friendly, all camping or staying in hotels locally.
It is considered a family event (so you will be in knickers and nipple covers as well, if female), and many painters who can't do the big conventions come to this instead and stay with their kids. Public can buy tickets to come and watch although I think they aren't allowed in the 1st hr to give us a chance to get paint on you.
Themes I have to paint are 'Legends' and 'Wood' which I am working on as you read this....:)
I'm afraid I won't be offerring any compensation aside from possibly being able to collect you from nearby towns/ cities, as I have to pay to enter & stay, etc, as well as the costs of paint and props. I WILL share photos and if I buy any from the pro will find out what his sharing rules are.
BUT its great for any port; its an interesting experience and as we all paint in big marquees (if its like last yr) you learn a lot about the art. Also its a cheap weeks (camping if you want) holiday in a gorgeous, looks to be private, location with its own castles, woods, beach, etc. You can buy tickets to camp there and/ or visit the comps so your mates/ family can come too.
You may even be asked to model for demos by the greats which means more pics; and there is usually a face paint comp on the day between the 2 body rounds.
If you are interested please pm me on here ASAP.
My old www is cats-creations.co.uk - new and shiney one with all my recent body art is in the pipes but not up yet!
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Thanks - now looking for a pref dark-haired female for the Wednesday only...