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berto_lopez
Posts: 17
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia


I recently flew to malta from australia and am going to continue my oil painting, but also have opportunities to do bodypainting for some dancers at clubs here, so if anyone can let me know what materials are the best, and also techniques or methods, anything at all i ould very much appreciate it. Malta is very small and doesn't have a whole lot of variety for art so it might be difficult to buy some particular type of paint,so i need to know what would be best to use with limited equipment aswell
thankyou....
Apr 12 06 02:11 am  Link  Quote 
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Zeo
Posts: 311
Canton, Ohio, US


practice on large  Grapefruits.  The bend and move under small presures, much like human skin.

also use SAFE nontoxic oil Based paints.  latex/water based paints die at the first sign of sweat.  Some times not even allowing you to finish painting.
Apr 12 06 09:37 am  Link  Quote 
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berto_lopez
Posts: 17
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia


thanks! but if i use oil based, it wouldn't it stain the skin?
Apr 12 06 10:00 am  Link  Quote 
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Zeo
Posts: 311
Canton, Ohio, US


berto_lopez wrote:
thanks! but if i use oil based, it wouldn't it stain the skin?

Not if you get it from a reputable dealer.  Altough you might need vingear or something if you need to get it off quick.

General water basewill smear and smuged if there's water or sweat around, latex will lift up.  If you're doing something Really fast, and changing paint a lot, you might get away with latex, but if you want the same paint for hours uner stage lights or a hot sun , you proably won't.

also some people are allergic to latex, I've yet to see anyone with a skin allergy to sunflower oil.

Apr 12 06 01:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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