Here's a little show and tell of some of my work. I have in two distinct styles that I'm exploring. One way is to create an optical trick that a body painted model photographed standing in front of a painted canvas appears as though they're a flat image. Like this and this. The other style also involves painting a backdrop which corresponds to the artwork on the model but this style which is featured above is more in the graffiti direction. I create a free-form scrolling mass of details which travels up, over and around the body. If some of the painting on the body blurs and becomes one with the art on the backdrop--- then all the better. More in the second half on the posting.
So.... two of the photos in the above image I've posted before which means three are brand spanking new. Starting in the upper left hand corner we have Logan.
Clearly Logan in morbidly obese and I wish he'd commit to a workout regime. :) Silliness aside, I wanted to create something along the lines of a breastplate- armor- mask- which would occupy only his upper body.
The backdrop is roughly 5' x 10' with simple, large graphics. Wanted to contrast the smaller detail on him. Again, too bad he's so out of shape.
Next we have Khalif and I've painted him before. Here's a look at the painted backdrop I made for him as it was drying on the floor.
Here's Khalif painted.
And here's is when I previously painted him. I actually painted him on him.
The next model is Andres and I've shared his photos before in this posting. Moving on we have my buddy Matt and he's a repeat model. Here's the backdrop painting I created for him.
Here's a photo from my previous painting session with Matt which is actually the first time I painted someone in that painted portrait manner.
And the last model is my friend Marcelino and I've painted him three times most recently here.
Thanks so much for watching my show and tell. I'm painting like crazy this month so be ready for lots more.