Welcome to the 6th List, Mentors in Body Paint. I created this list for skilled body painters who are willing to mentor, instruct, or advise. If anything, I would like this list of portfolios to be an example of professional body art that newcomers can aspire to.
Reasons you might contact a mentor:
-You have already read through Body Painting FAQ.
-I really like that shade of yellow, I wonder which product they used.
-How on earth did they get that effect!?
-Where did they learn to paint like that!?
-Was that brush or airbrush?
-Are they coming to my area soon?
-What would you charge for...?
-I could really use a portfolio review.
-I love this piece but I could really use some constructive criticism.
To find a Mentor
1. Check the below list to see if there is a Mentor in your area
2. If there is, send a message to the Mentor telling them what help you are after. The Mentor will get back to you, telling you if they are able to help, and if so, how to proceed.*
3. If there is not a Mentor local to you, put a request on this thread, and check back regularly as the Mentors list is regularly updated.
*Please be considerate when messaging the listed artists. Not everyone is willing to give up their most awesome secrets! Many Body Painters travel and teach as well. A good message might say something like "Awesome technique! Where did you learn that?" or "When are you teaching in my area?"
If you are assisted by a Mentor, it would be good to show your appreciation by adding a message to this thread. This will also encourage others needing help to seek out a Mentor.
Have you looked through the Body Painting FAQ yet?
The following artists are listed by location:
If you are not on this list and you think you'd like to be, please send me a message (I don't bite). When I add a painter to the list, its because they have quality work and quality/tasteful images of their work.
Aug 24 10 02:59 pm Link
Sacramento, California, US
Wow...it always amazes me to find myself in such great company. Thanks for doing this. Hopefully we can help more newbs! I WISH this sort of thing was available 10-15 years ago. I still remember back to the early and mid 90's when the only sites I could find with ANY info were Tim Grattons, Roger Edgecombe, and a guy that only did Gold and Silver.
Aug 24 10 04:54 pm Link
Aug 24 10 05:21 pm Link
Lisa Berczel wrote:
I added your articles and added a TON of conventions and trade shows...nap time!
Aug 24 10 06:01 pm Link
Great thread. I feel honored to be a part of such an awesome list.
Always up to help any newb....and always looking for ways to improve my craft.
Aug 24 10 09:07 pm Link
Added some publications, guys. Let me know if you can think of anything else!
Aug 25 10 06:15 pm Link
These look like hot topic threads:
HMS those willing to assist
Finding a good face painting kit
YOUR favorite makeup remover
Painting someone silver
Another full-body Metallic Discussion
Which is your favorite paint?
How to: feed and care for your airbrush.
Body Paint that WILL crack and peel
HOW TO GET spotty coverage and cracking
Getting Gold and Silver Leaf to stick
History of Prosthetic Makeup?
Aug 28 10 01:31 am Link
Dealing With Clients Who Refuse to Pay
Can Bodypaint Cover Cellulite?
Glow-in-the-Dark Airbrush Body Paint
Is Pink Soap safe?
A Professionalism Discussion
Full Body Glitter
Choosing an Airbrush
Plugging in your compressor overseas
Aug 31 10 06:10 pm Link
Several awesome artists have joined the list! I'm glad there is so much interest!
DEN Art NY
Lauren Baker Bodypaint
Sep 02 10 04:48 am Link
I'm looking for sponge application mentor
send me a PM somebody !!!
Sep 05 10 01:31 pm Link
I doubt anyone is actively watching the thread. If you see a sponge/brush mentor that you like, send them a kind message specifying exactly what you want to learn (i.e. technique, materials, inspirations etc). If they are instructors, maybe ask when they will be teaching near you? Good Luck!
Sep 07 10 12:43 pm Link
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Sep 08 10 10:53 am Link
Posted some modesty resources, hope that helps!!
Sep 12 10 12:22 pm Link
Maesteg, Wales, United Kingdom
Thank you for adding me to such great company and I hope i can or maybe of help somewhere along the line to someone
On an extra along the modesty line , www.Awencreations.co.uk does a really cool stick on foam latex g-string
Sep 13 10 10:10 am Link
Sep 13 10 02:49 pm Link
mmm wow wrote:
I added your link! Thank you for sharing!
Sep 14 10 09:30 pm Link
Sep 15 10 10:53 am Link
No Canadians yet, eh?
Sep 20 10 04:23 pm Link
Where's Alex Hansen when you need him?
Sep 20 10 05:23 pm Link
I'll do my best to fill in until some "real" Canadian bodypainters can step in!
I'm a handpaint bodypainter (started on canvas over 10 years ago) and I'm still learning and always willing to help.
Sep 21 10 08:59 am Link
Sacramento, California, US
I teach and have invited new painters to assist me many times.
Sep 24 10 07:01 pm Link
Alright gang, I'm on the road. Any questions or PMs will take longer to get to. Have fun! Take care of the list
Oct 06 10 06:05 am Link
Oct 06 10 06:41 am Link
Well I'm back in town, wild bunch. What's cookin? Nothing new?
Oct 28 10 05:47 am Link
Please welcome Devious Body Art to the list!!
Oct 28 10 08:19 am Link
Right before I left this October, I bought wolfe white and black...
I'd love to hear anyone else's experience with Wolfe paint. I'm telling you right now, in 3 weeks I've almost killed that black. Its addictive... Apparently, hard to remove (average of 3 showers) but addictive. So now I'm considering buying more of their colors.
Nov 04 10 02:40 pm Link
I haven't found anything that out-paints Wolfe FX when it comes to line work. The colors wear well and go down smooth, crisp and dense. Their metallics are fabulous, too.
Nov 04 10 03:16 pm Link
Lisa Berczel wrote:
I'll definitely check out their metallics then. Its not that I dislike Kryolan but I'm definitely looking for something with more oomph!
Nov 10 10 07:52 pm Link
I like the Wolfe white and black for lining and smaller details. I had no good luck at all with Kryolan for coverage, for me it takes too much to get even coverage. So for large coverage with airbrush or kabuki I'm sticking with Mehron.
Nov 10 10 10:33 pm Link
Mehron seems to be the more economic one too. I'll have to pick up a cake next time I order supplies!
Nov 14 10 09:52 pm Link
Sacramento, California, US
All the makeup are certainly different.
Kryolan provides fantastic coverage. But I found I had much better luck with it the better body painter I've become. While is's glycerin formulation make it easy to use it like all the makeups has a learning curve. I've since found it to hold up well through long hot photoshoots.
It's good enough for line work but will never have the ump in black like Wolfe or even Paradise - just different formulations.
I have never had Wolfe black stain the skin, and never heard it to have a reputation for staining. The greens and purples yes - but that's almost 90% of the brands. Wolfe with it's bit of beeswax in the formulation does settle into the pores, so it does require more to remove.
If using a Kryolan base and one can go say to Paradise for line work. I dislike Wolfe over Kryolan because of the formulations, Wolfe just slides over the Kryolan and doesn't stick. Wolfe works great over Paradise. And of course each brand over its self.
I like doing full bodies in Wolfe, and can get the blend and gradiate nicely. Paradise blends and can change hues well. Kryolan tends to not graduate as deep into the next color to much and it tends to muddy up.
As for shimmering effect (Mehron's) Paradise metallics are not even in my kit. Although I love Mehron's Metalic Powders. For "paint" Kryolan or Wolfe, and it depends on the effect. I love Kryolan but most likely will turn to Wolfe Metallixs first. I love to airbrush Kryolan's Airstream Pearls or Ice over Wolfe. Stunning effects.
Nov 15 10 06:54 pm Link
How about sweat-proof factors on your favorite brands? I've been spraying either Aqua Net or Final Seal over Kryolan. Both seem to work just fine on the ladies but men seem to be able to sweat off anything!
Nov 24 10 04:19 am Link
Has anyone seen the AT&T ads featuring painted arms and hands?
Someone blogged about it: http://whereisbartleby.wordpress.com/20 … -fishy-ad/
I also noticed an ad featuring body paint on the back cover of national geographic. I can't find a picture though! It was a man washing off a painted shirt.
Edit: The body painted shirts are ads by Delta Faucets.
Dec 02 10 10:50 pm Link
Something else interesting:
"How makeup artist Gucci Westman engineered Kim Kardashian's shining moment"
http://www.wmagazine.com/w/blogs/editor … z12H5cviHA
Dec 11 10 12:20 pm Link
Just made it into The Art Gallery of New South Wales! It was fun!
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 … 7271743546
Dec 12 10 09:01 pm Link
I'm working on coming to the States next year to do a couple of Workshops!
Dec 12 10 09:08 pm Link
Tampa, Florida, US
Tim Gratton wrote:
Congrats, Tim! Loved seeing the pictures on Facebook!
Dec 13 10 03:24 pm Link
Cat Camp wrote:
Thank you very much.... and have a very Merry Christmas! xxx
Dec 15 10 12:21 am Link
Tim Gratton wrote:
Congrats!! That's awesome! I hope to have the opportunity to meet you when you're in the states
Dec 15 10 05:40 am Link