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Photographer
Peter Richardson
Posts: 8
Medford, Oregon, US


Want to try some body painting on a model. What's the best materials to use?
Black, burgundy and brown are the colors I want. Thanks.
Nov 12 06 04:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Nekkid Girl
Posts: 855
Chicago, Illinois, US


I have some body paint photos in my port. It took three hours to paint my whole body!

From a models point of view:

consider ventilation. Especially if you are doing the neck and face after a few minutes of breathing in the fumes from the sprayer I got very light headed.

Also, humidity will ruin your shoot. Everytime one part of my body touched another the stuff would peal off in big sections.

Make sure you have a pic or needle of some sort to clean any unexpected clogs in your sprayer. Otherwise you will have sudden splatters of paint come out and ruin your work.

I got some really great shots out of the body paint shoot and I'd love to do a similar shoot next year. The images will definatly catch the eye. I can't wait to see the results of your shoot. Good luck.
Nov 12 06 04:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sarah Ellis
Posts: 1,283
Seattle, Washington, US


Hire a professional.
Nov 12 06 04:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Victoria Beddoes
Posts: 18
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom


Hi, I have body painting pics in my portfolio.
  The most basic materials your could use are aquacolour, they are inexpensive, come in a variety of colours and do not melt under lights.


Hope this helps

xxx
Nov 12 06 04:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peter Richardson
Posts: 8
Medford, Oregon, US


Victoria Beddoes wrote:
Hi, I have body painting pics in my portfolio.
  The most basic materials your could use are aquacolour, they are inexpensive, come in a variety of colours and do not melt under lights.


Hope this helps

Thanks Victoria.
Nov 12 06 04:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Wardrobe Stylist
stylist man
Posts: 34,372
New York, New York, US


Stylist Forum: FAQs
http://www.modelmayhem.com/posts.php?thread_id=65200

Then

list of body paint / bodypaint threads
http://www.modelmayhem.com/posts.php?thread_id=46466

There may be some recent threads missing from the list but the search is there.
Continue on with the conversation.
Nov 12 06 04:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lady Atropos
Posts: 693
Toledo, Ohio, US


Sarah Ellis wrote:
Hire a professional.

Ditto.

If you don't be certain to do test patches on the skin beforehand, and make certain the skin is shaved free from body hair to help for a painless removal of the paint.

Nov 12 06 04:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
00siris
Posts: 19,163
New York, New York, US


Peter Richardson wrote:
Want to try some body painting on a model. What's the best materials to use?
Black, burgundy and brown are the colors I want. Thanks.

liquid latex
kryolan
merhon

Nov 12 06 08:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Luna Pearl
Posts: 150
Chicago, Illinois, US


Sarah Ellis wrote:
Hire a professional.

I agree, hire me I am a professional body painter...but if you must know my secret I use Paradise AQ...wonderful colors and won't crack or peel.

I hope that helps, good luck.

Cheers ~ Risa

Nov 12 06 08:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Ashley Dorenzo
Posts: 156
Wyandotte, Michigan, US


Try asking or hiring Mark Schmudde MM# 8423..He's awesome he did this painting on me and it only took him like 30 min tops. He's does airbrushing and paintings by hand, he used both airbrush, and hand painting on me.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d161/Ashleyd22/paint1-1.jpg
Nov 15 06 11:45 am  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Lisa Berczel
Posts: 3,980
Corona, California, US


What "look" are you going for? Opaque or transparent?

If the shoot needs lots of action, motion and high energy, you might want to consider alcohol based... better "staying power" but a little more transparent than water based - which is also easier clean up.

Airbrush or paintbrush, alcohol or waterbased - everything has an advantage - and disadvantage.

Staining the sking cal also going to be an issue - especially with the black. So be nice to your model and find out what her plans are for the next day!
Nov 15 06 05:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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