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Model

Bailee Martini

Posts: 648

Jacksonville, Alabama, US

after watching pirates of the caribbean, i thought it would be really cool to see a model with black hair, body painted entirely black, except for a skeleton painted on front and back, maybe even glow in the dark or something. any body painters ever done this, or seen someone else do it?

ps, let me know if you think this belongs in the stylist forum.

Jul 08 06 10:55 am Link

Model

luv2bfitt

Posts: 725

Merrimack, New Hampshire, US

That does sound very cool, reminds me of "Danger Island" from the Banana Splits show. (dating myself here...)

Jul 08 06 10:57 am Link

Makeup Artist

ChristopherVanekMakeUp

Posts: 1

Los Angeles, California, US

i've never done it, but i certainly can. i like the glow in the dark idea... you can experiment with highlighting different body parts with glow inthe dark paint, and shadowing others...kinda create a skeleton. shoot it all blacklight. HOT!

Jul 08 06 10:59 am Link

Model

Bailee Martini

Posts: 648

Jacksonville, Alabama, US

i think this is a project i would like to take on in the future.

Jul 08 06 11:02 am Link

Artist/Painter

bijan studio

Posts: 1854

TARZANA, California, US

I have yet to try glow in the dark paint.
Anyone interested? smile

Jul 08 06 11:21 am Link

Photographer

nwprophoto

Posts: 14056

Vancouver, Washington, US

baelie wrote:
i think this is a project i would like to take on in the future.

Any time you get to the west coast stop on by.

Jul 08 06 11:25 am Link

Model

Bailee Martini

Posts: 648

Jacksonville, Alabama, US

MorningLight wrote:

Any time you get to the west coast stop on by.

as luck would have it, i am from the seattle area and visit a few times a year.

Jul 08 06 12:27 pm Link

Model

OC Girl

Posts: 1033

Costa Mesa, California, US

bijan studio wrote:
I have yet to try glow in the dark paint.
Anyone interested? smile

ooh...me

Jul 08 06 04:14 pm Link

Artist/Painter

bijan studio

Posts: 1854

TARZANA, California, US

OC Girl wrote:

ooh...me

I would love to. But TFCD only.

Jul 08 06 04:30 pm Link

Photographer

00siris

Posts: 19169

New York, New York, US

funny - my next project was going to be simliar - only not really bones but cool rhytmic designs

Jul 08 06 05:35 pm Link

Photographer

Bonita Photography

Posts: 402

Bonita, California, US

baelie wrote:
after watching pirates of the caribbean, i thought it would be really cool to see a model with black hair, body painted entirely black, except for a skeleton painted on front and back, maybe even glow in the dark or something. any body painters ever done this, or seen someone else do it?

ps, let me know if you think this belongs in the stylist forum.

I've done a couple of body "paints".  Not actually paint, but rather makeup.  It's a coco butter/aloe makeup that comes in a dish and applied with a brush and a wet sponge.  One is my "avatar" who is african american.  The other was a model with very white pale skin and black hair.  Both models loved it.  They also loved the pictures.  I wouldn't try any type of body paint though.  I'd feel terrible if a model got a skin reaction.  This stuff leaves their skin soft after washed off.  It comes off with plain water.

I didn't do the skeleton your talking about.  Just a simple one peice bathing suit.  For me it was just another element of the art.  Both models are "lets do the paint again" when we talk about shoot ideas.  For me its kinda "been there, done that" and I don't see how to take it to another level.  Although the pictures are pretty cool.  kevin

Jul 08 06 05:57 pm Link

Photographer

00siris

Posts: 19169

New York, New York, US

00siris wrote:
funny - my next project was going to be simliar - only not really bones but cool rhytmic designs

anyone up for it - let me know

Jul 08 06 06:00 pm Link

Makeup Artist

AnthonyLarrisey

Posts: 23

New York, New York, US

i just did a black on black design. 

http://modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pic_id=448e2c3b87901

glued stones on the model, didn't do a skeleton...cool idea though:)

Jul 08 06 10:21 pm Link