Bodypainting/Body art

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    Apr 20, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    Does/Has anyone done this? Either modeling or the painting aspect?

    It's one of those things that I've always been interested in and seems like it would be a lot of fun from either side. Something about using the human body as a living canvas seems unbelievably awesome.

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    Apr 20, 2010 1:11 PM GMT
    I've always wanted to do this...I knew a guy in san diego who had his entire body (entire) painted with a green lantern costume. it was seriously the hottest thing I've ever seen.

    it's hard to find people who body paint on guys and just as hard to find pics...
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    Apr 20, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
    First time I ever saw a live example of bodypainting was at the Sturgis, South Dakota motorcycle rally of all places. It was either 1997 or 1998, based on the motorcycle I had, but it could have been either of those years I attended with it.

    And down the main street thousands of bikes angle park along the curb for blocks, and a double line also parks on the center line, leaving just narrow lanes that only motorcycles could travel, no cars allowed. And as I was walking the sidewalk I saw a crowd of photographers in the street, blocking traffic.

    I walked out into the road to see what the attraction was, and they were snapping a woman posing on one of the bikes parked on the center line. She was covered head to toe with psychedelic designs, a flashback to the '60s. But as I got closer, I realized she was stark naked, not even a G-string, her muff painted, too.

    But then that's Sturgis for you. though ever since the town and the local sponsoring motorcycle club hired a professional events management company to run it the affair has become increasingly tamer each year, but total male & female nudity used to be common, and not always "legitimized" with body paint.

    I think this image dates to 1997, and I might be down there somewhere:

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    Apr 20, 2010 4:24 PM GMT
    I would LOVE to paint someone! Never tried it but it would be wicked fun
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    Apr 20, 2010 6:21 PM GMT
    it'd be pretty awesome to be the model or the artist.
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    Apr 20, 2010 6:21 PM GMT
    A few more examples at http://bigyellowtaxi.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/what-is-it-with-body-painting/

    cool stuff.
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    May 01, 2010 1:06 AM GMT
    Photographer Michael Riley does not do live body art but projects images on the human body and takes photographs of the projections on the human body. I have modeled for these projects.

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    May 03, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    The absolute best body painting artist I've met is named Craig Tracy, he works with both men and women out of a studio in the French Quarter of New Orleans. I can't post any of the pics here, but you can check out his site at
    www.craigtracy.com

    Definitely worth a look!
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    May 06, 2010 4:59 AM GMT
    wirefire21 saidThe absolute best body painting artist I've met is named Craig Tracy, he works with both men and women out of a studio in the French Quarter of New Orleans. I can't post any of the pics here, but you can check out his site at
    www.craigtracy.com

    Definitely worth a look!


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    Truely wicked =D

    barefootdude: That's pretty neat man, I've never seen any body art like that.
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    May 06, 2010 5:22 AM GMT
    body painting takes fooooorever to do. I was thinking about doing it as a part of doing makeup,but I couldn't be around a naked ass for 10 hours. icon_eek.gif
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    May 10, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    Yahoo Group with good photos, but is inactive today because of no Moderator... and Y will not let someone else become Moderator of an orphaned Group.

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    There is also the www.fabaic.com Face And Body Art International Convention, this year held in my city... and I'm hoping to be accepted as a model. (The top photo above was from FABAIC 2009.)
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    Jun 07, 2010 5:57 PM GMT
    I am a body painter in Canada (www.leaselley.com) and it is the greatest job if you can imagine!

    I will be painting with Mark Reid and Wiser at the Monkey Rock this year in Sturgis - come out and get painted! Here is a short article and Loads of pictures from last year's event: http://www.markreidart.com/blog/?p=679

    Peace,
    Léa

    PS - the top photo on this thread is Jay Cloud - a first place model at the World Body Painting festival in Seeboden - and he lives in my home town Calgary Alberta!
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    Jun 07, 2010 6:15 PM GMT
    Wow that's awesome as hell!

  • Dec 25, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    I modeled for my friend who body paints and photographs his work himself. VERY talented artist his website is URBANFLESH dot COM He did a deck of playing cards that are AMAZING. 52 different images he painted and photographed himself. I'm in the deck and honored icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 23, 2014 9:42 PM GMT
    actorathlete10 saidI modeled for my friend who body paints and photographs his work himself. VERY talented artist his website is URBANFLESH dot COM He did a deck of playing cards that are AMAZING. 52 different images he painted and photographed himself. I'm in the deck and honored icon_smile.gif


    What card in the deck are you?