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.
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.
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.
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!