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JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/6thlistlogo.jpg

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:

Australia
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.pngMythical Ink - Newcastle
-Brush/Sponge and Airbrush
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png Tim Gratton - Sydney
-Brush/Sponge and Airbrush

Canada
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.pngNightshade Beauty - Vancouver, BC
-She is a 5th List Mentors in Makeup contact who can also field body paint questions.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.pngSilver Cord Creations-Comox, British Columbia
-Instructor

Denmark
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.pngLone Wolf Kirkegaard- Denmark/Scandanavia
-Brush/Sponge and Airbrush
-Makeup
-Instructor

UK
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png Cats Creations - UK, Hong Kong
-Brush/Sponge
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.pngLauren Baker Bodypaint- London / Greater London
-Brush/Sponge
-Instructor
-MUA

USA

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png AboutFace-FacePainting - Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia area
-Brush/Sponge
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png Airballin - Oakland, CA
-Airbrush
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png BodyArt by Tash- New York, NY
-Airbrush
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png BodyPaint by Bryan - OK, TX, CA, NY
-Brush/Sponge and Airbrush
-MUA- Themed/Costume makeup
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png BodyPainter Rich - Northern CA
-Brush/Sponge and Airbrush
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.pngCast of Thousands - Tacoma/Seattle, WA
-Brush/Sponge
-MUA- Beauty, Glam, Theatrical, Prosthetics.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.pngCat Camp  - Tampa, FL
-Brush/Sponge and Airbrush
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png DEN ART NY - NY, NY
-Brush
-Instructor
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.pngDevious Body Art - West Palm Beach, FL
-Brush and Airbrush
-MUA-Glamor and Special FX makeup
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.pngElite Airbrush Makeup- Cliff Turner- Florida
-Airbrush
-MUA
-Instructor
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png JZino- Southern NJ, Philly, Western NY
-Brush/Sponge
-Frequent Traveler
-MUA
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png KatmandewFBA- Abingdon, VA
-Brush & Sponge
-MUA (Fantasy, Prosthetics, & Horror)
-Instructor
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png Lisa Berczel  - Southern CA
-Brush/Sponge and Airbrush
-Airbrush Makeup / Instructor
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.pngLiving Brush Bodypaint - Scott Fray and Madelyn Greco - Reidsville, NC
-Brush/Sponge
-Instructor
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.pngNick Wolfe - Orlando, FL
-Brush/Sponge and Airbrush
-Instructor
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.pngPainted Bodies  - Boston, Northeast Coast
-Brush/Sponge
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png Pashur - Las Vegas, NV
-sponge/brush and Iwata HP-BCS airbrush
-Instructor
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png Roustan  - Northeast Coast
-Airbrush
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png Stirling FX  - Tulsa, OK
-Airbrush
-Special Effects Makeup
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png Sweet Loretta  - Northern California
-Brush/Sponge & Airbrush
-FX Makeup
-Instructor
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.png The Body of Art  -NY
-Brush/Sponge and Airbrush
-MUA and Instructor
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/JZino/public/paint_netsmall.pngThom Engel - Chicago, IL
-Brush/Sponge and Airbrush
-Instructor

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.

More Resources

Non-Toxic is NOT Makeup
D.I.Y. Blood, Sweat, and Tears
Sanitary/Hygienic Precautions Thread
Alex Hansen's Resources (by country)
Sanitary Practices
The Art of Body Painting
All About Brushes
For Twitter Folks! My short list of MUAs and Body Painters to follow.

Festivals and Trade Shows

World Body Painting Festival
http://www.bodypainting-festival.com

Color Mundo
http://www.colormundo.com/

Face and body Art International Convention - Orlando, Florida
http://www.fabaic.com/
They have a rep here on MM FABAIC

Living Canvas: A Painters' Convention
http://www.living-canvas.org/index.html

Face Painting and Body Art Convention
http://www.fpbaconvention.com/2010/

International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS)
http://www.imatsshow.com

Fantasy-Worldwide International Championship FacePainting
http://www.fantasymakeup.be/fw-contest/ … index.html

Festival of Colours
http://festivalofcolours.com/english/eindex.html

UK Face and Body Painting Convention
http://www.facepaintingconvention.co.uk … /index.php

Masquerade
http://www.maskerade.org

Welsh International Face and Body Painting Festival
http://welshfestival.webs.com/

The Australian Body Art Awards
http://www.australianbodyartawards.com.au/

La Fete
http://lafeteus.shutterfly.com/

Latin American International Face and Body Art Convention
http://www.laifbac.com/face_body_art/

Italian Body Painting Festival
http://italianbodypaintingfestival.it/

International Body Painting Festival- Germany
http://ibf-germany.com/

World Art Connects
http://www.wac-spain.com/

New Zealand Body Art Awards
http://www.bodyartawards.co.nz/

Organizations

World Body Painting Association
http://www.wbpa.info/engl_version/index_en.htm

World Face and Body Art Alliance
http://www.wfbaa.com/index.php

Face Painting and Body Art Association
http://www.fpbaa.com/

Publications

Makeup Artist Magazine
http://www.makeupmag.com/

Illusion Magazine
http://www.illusionmagazine.co.uk/

American Face Painter
http://www.americanfacepainter.com/

Brush Strokes
http://brushstrokesmag.com/

Modesty
ProShields - also available through SillyFarm.
Pastease
Target Online: Self-Adhesive Bra
Nude Self-Adhesive Bra
GothFox
C-String
Seamless Panties
Seamless Panties (conservative cut)

Misc. Threads of Interest.
HMS those willing to assist
Finding a good face painting kit
YOUR favorite makeup remover
Painting someone silver
Another full-body Metallic Discussion
Bodypaint removal
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?
Dealing With Clients Who Refuse to Pay
Can Bodypaint Cover Cellulite?
Glow-in-the-Dark Airbrush Body Paint
Is Pink Soap safe?
Model Safety?
A Professionalism Discussion
Full Body Glitter
Compressor Shopping
Geisha whites
Choosing an Airbrush
Plugging in your compressor overseas

Aug 24 10 02:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
BodyPainter Rich
Posts: 17,928
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  Quote 
Body Painter
Lisa Berczel
Posts: 3,992
Corona, California, US


What a great resource... glad to be included!

Here are some links to basic info I've shared in the past:

Non-Toxic is NOT Makeup
http://news.deviantart.com/article/68286/

D.I.Y. Blood, Sweat & Tears
http://news.deviantart.com/article/76065/

Let's keep it safe out there!
Aug 24 10 05:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


Lisa Berczel wrote:
What a great resource... glad to be included!

Here are some links to basic info I've shared in the past:

Non-Toxic is NOT Makeup
http://news.deviantart.com/article/68286/

D.I.Y. Blood, Sweat & Tears
http://news.deviantart.com/article/76065/

Let's keep it safe out there!

I added your articles smile and added a TON of conventions and trade shows...nap time!

Aug 24 10 06:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Airballin
Posts: 315
Oakland, California, US


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.

DeAndre
Aug 24 10 09:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


Added some publications, guys. Let me know if you can think of anything else! smile
Aug 25 10 06:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


Aug 28 10 01:31 am  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


Aug 31 10 06:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


Several awesome artists have joined the list! I'm glad there is so much interest!
Please welcome
Pashur
Nick Wolfe
DEN Art NY
Lauren Baker Bodypaint

w00t!
Sep 02 10 04:48 am  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Airballin
Posts: 315
Oakland, California, US


I'm looking for sponge application mentor smile
send me a PM somebody !!!
Sep 05 10 01:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


Airballin wrote:
I'm looking for sponge application mentor smile
send me a PM somebody !!!

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  Quote 
Body Painter
Airballin
Posts: 315
Oakland, California, US


JZino wrote:
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!

Thanks!!
But people are watching the thread smile Body Painter Rich already PM'd me.
Never doubt the power of the 6th list!!! lol

Sep 07 10 09:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


Airballin wrote:

Thanks!!
But people are watching the thread smile Body Painter Rich already PM'd me.
Never doubt the power of the 6th list!!! lol

Word!!!

Sep 08 10 10:53 am  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


Posted some modesty resources, hope that helps!!
Sep 12 10 12:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
mmm wow
Posts: 16
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

regards john


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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Nightshade Beauty
Posts: 527
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


*edit*
PM'd instead!
Sep 13 10 02:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


mmm wow wrote:
On an extra along the modesty line , www.Awencreations.co.uk does a really cool stick on foam latex g-string

I added your link! Thank you for sharing!

Nightshade,
I got your PM, I'm a little behind. I will figure out a way to squeeze you in the list! smile Thank you!

Sep 14 10 09:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Nightshade Beauty
Posts: 527
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


JZino wrote:
Nightshade,
I got your PM, I'm a little behind. I will figure out a way to squeeze you in the list! smile Thank you!

Thank you!!!
big_smile

Sep 15 10 10:53 am  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


No Canadians yet, eh?
Sep 20 10 04:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Lisa Berczel
Posts: 3,992
Corona, California, US


JZino wrote:
No Canadians yet, eh?

Where's Alex Hansen when you need him?
MM 228342

Sep 20 10 05:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Nightshade Beauty
Posts: 527
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


I'll do my best to fill in until some "real" Canadian bodypainters can step in!
smile 
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  Quote 
Body Painter
Sweet Loretta
Posts: 233
Sacramento, California, US


I teach and have invited new painters to assist me many times.

Sweet Loretta
www.sweet-loretta.com
Sep 24 10 07:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


Alright gang, I'm on the road. Any questions or PMs will take longer to get to. Have fun! Take care of the list big_smile

-JoAnna
Oct 06 10 06:05 am  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Airballin
Posts: 315
Oakland, California, US


Have fun!
Oct 06 10 06:41 am  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


Well I'm back in town, wild bunch. What's cookin? Nothing new?
Oct 28 10 05:47 am  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


Also-
Please welcome Devious Body Art to the list!! big_smile
Oct 28 10 08:19 am  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


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  Quote 
Body Painter
Lisa Berczel
Posts: 3,992
Corona, California, US


JZino wrote:
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.

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.

The black does have a reputation for staining.

However, Wolfe FX is not my favorite product for hand-blending or kabuki applications. Mehron Paradise or MUFE is my favorites for that. (But then again, if I need a gradient, I'm airbrushing it 90% of the time).

Nov 04 10 03:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


Lisa Berczel wrote:
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.

The black does have a reputation for staining.

However, Wolfe FX is not my favorite product for hand-blending or kabuki applications. Mehron Paradise or MUFE is my favorites for that. (But then again, if I need a gradient, I'm airbrushing it 90% of the time).

I'll definitely check out their metallics then. Its not that I dislike Kryolan but I'm definitely looking for something with more oomph!
I tried this liquid silver from Special Effects Supply Corp that was amazing! I don't know if it was their own concoction or what.

MUFE cosmetics??

I love wolfe white but not for covering large areas. I haven't tried paradise but I've seen it at the trade shows, I'll put that on my to-do list.

Nov 10 10 07:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Airballin
Posts: 315
Oakland, California, US


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  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


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  Quote 
Body Painter
Sweet Loretta
Posts: 233
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.

Sweet Loretta
www.thepaintednavel.com
Nov 15 10 06:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


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  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


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  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


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  Quote 
Body Painter
Tim Gratton
Posts: 1,054
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia


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  Quote 
Body Painter
Tim Gratton
Posts: 1,054
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia


Airballin wrote:
I'm looking for sponge application mentor smile
send me a PM somebody !!!

I'm working on coming to the States next year to do a couple of Workshops!

Dec 12 10 09:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Cat Camp
Posts: 847
Tampa, Florida, US


Tim Gratton wrote:
Just made it into The Art Gallery of New South Wales! It was fun!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 … 7271743546

Congrats, Tim! Loved seeing the pictures on Facebook!

Dec 13 10 03:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Tim Gratton
Posts: 1,054
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia


Cat Camp wrote:

Congrats, Tim! Loved seeing the pictures on Facebook!

Thank you very much.... and have a very Merry Christmas! xxx

Dec 15 10 12:21 am  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
JZino
Posts: 266
Buffalo, New York, US


Tim Gratton wrote:
Just made it into The Art Gallery of New South Wales! It was fun!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 … 7271743546

Congrats!! That's awesome! I hope to have the opportunity to meet you when you're in the states smile

Dec 15 10 05:40 am  Link  Quote 
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