BodyCraft Cleethorpes

BodyCraft Cleethorpes

The gathering of body paint models and body painters  painters in the North East of England took place again in March 2018

The event was well attended with the theme this year of WILD- it was interpreted in many way from whip cracking cow girls to creative fantasy creatures, The Living Art Show attended to create a body paint and to share news of our upcoming body painting Festival in The Summer of this year. More info 

The theme at BodyCraft Cleethorpes was wild – so we interpreted it to match our theme for this years show of Magic!

Creating this amazing look on our lovley model Jaimie who was a first time body painting model, his wife Jackie jack was at the BodyCraft Cleethorpes event and actually won a second place in the Face Painting competition.

We entitled the looked Drago- whom I believe may be from the Game of Thrones Show? Our Wild and magical Witch Doctor Drago was born! We even had ago at live streaming on You Tube throughout the body painting process, we posted this on your you tube channel alongside our other videos and information about face painting and body painting see the link here- YOU TUBE 

If you loved the whole experience at BodyCraft Cleethorpres and would like to repeat it the n do come and join us at The Living Art Show Body Painting Festival 2018

Find the info for the show as below or book here

The Living Art Show is a creative and visual extravaganza, an event that combines a feast of magnificent body painted models alongside musicians and performance artistes.

Come Join us at Body Painting Festival 2018 for this eclectic blend of face and body painters artistes, models, creative’s and photographers at our 2018-Body painting festival Extravaganza- It takes place on the 24th to 26th August at the Maui Waui Festival in Thebarton in Suffolk.

The Living Art Show Body Painting Festival 2018 weekend will include a Glitter Body Art body painting competition, a full one day body painting competition a catwalk show, face painting and body art tutorials and demonstrations; “Have a go sessions” plus a U.V paint party cavern on the Saturday night! (Painters and models more information at base of page!)

The theme for this years Living Art Show Body Painting Festival 2018 is MAGIC in all of its wonderful guises!

Image Artiste Liz Bylett – Summers Magic

Body Painting Festival 2018 event is for anyone that enjoys art, likes music and loves to have fun.

The theme for 2018 show is “MAGIC”

The Living Art Show Body Painting Festival 2018 weekend will include

  • Friday afternoon – Glitter body art Competition
  • Saturday 9.30-4.00pm Body paint competition
  • Cat walk Sat Evening  6pm
  • UV cavern party Sat night 7.30pm – till late
  • Sunday– Freestyle paint day and festival fun catwalk
  • We have demo sessions running – plus more comps to be announced soon!
  • Plus public- “Have a go” hands on face and body paint sessions

We wish to thanks all of our team including back stage organisation the models, painters, demonstrators, and our fab show SPONSORS SNAZAROO, STARGAZER, KRYOLAN, MAGIC BOX, FESTIVAL FACE, and GLITTERTASTICS

Part of our 2017 show line up

 

The living art show

Peakhill Farm,

Theberton,

Suffolk.

IP16 4TG

2017 Show Winner – Artiste June Waller  Model – Verity Millett  Image – James Lyon

To enter the competition as a body painter or apply to model at the event or to come as photographer or to watch the show email us thelivingartshow@gmail.comor book here

For those of you that may wish to learn this fabulous skill- we are the professionals to learn with and run a whole range of courses in Face Painting, Body painting, Henna, Special Effects, Glitter festival Eye Designs and Make Up classes these courses run in London and Kent Book Here and you can also learn with us on line with our fabulous on line training classes and tutorials www.follies.co.uk/course The course is based over seven sessions that break down the learning process and may be worked through at your own pace over seven weeks if you choose. The Course is accredited by the Follies Academy and Certificates are industry recognised and will allow you to gain insurance in the industry.

Another great starting and inexpensive point for you to learn how to use these fabulous water based face and body paint products is to buy our book, this book takes you through the processes and shows you many of the designs with fabulous step by steps of the popular face painting designs for children’s parties, you can then also adapt these into more adult looks for parties and events. Check out the book here www.follies.co.uk/book

We sell pro kits on our web site and on our Learn to Face Paint in class or on line with Follies classes which may be purchased here at our on line face painting shop Click for SHOP

Or book us to attend your event with The Living Art Show Body Painting Festival catwalk show, or a team of face and body painters or just one face painter for a children’s party, whatever your request give us a call 01474812524

We look forward to sharing some painting fun with you soon mail@follies.co.uk

Friday is arrivals day with 11am arrivals, tent pitching if required and some fun workshops from 2pm

Plus the Glitter body art comp from 4pm

Saturday sees the main painting day commencing at 9am with a six hour paint session

There are two categories to choose from individual paints or pairs paints- you may choose whichever category suits All; levels of painters are welcome it is a very relaxed and friendly environment promoting inclusion for all levels.

There are few rules and regs – props and prosthetic applications may all be used for the looks.

There will be a catwalk show for the models to show off the painters fabulous works of art at the end of the day.

Sunday sees a freestyle day with an airbrush workshop and a glitter bling competition

if you have any questions please do drop us an email- its a great fun event and open to all so don’t be nervous- you wont regret entering!

 

 Body Painting Festival 2018

Weekend Schedule-

 Friday arrivals from 11am Friday

Friday-Workshops and Jam

Glitter and Bling #Glitterboobiesandbooties competition 4 till 6pm

7pm Evening glitter partay

Saturday-Body painting competition theme – Magic

Categories- Solo artistes working alone
Pairs artistes painting in pairs open to students and newbie painters too.

9 till 4pm with an hour break

Judging 4 till 5pm
Festival Main Stage catwalk show with aerial trapeze 6 till 7pm
UV Cavern Party 8 till late

Sunday-10am freestyle pairs painting for marquee catwalk show

Booking here- https://www.follies.co.uk/face-painting-and-body-painting-training-courses-by-follies/

Marquee Catwalk 4pm

Any questions team ask away thelivingartshow@gmail.com

book to join us for 2018 here  here

Or if you wish to attend the BodyCraft Cleethorpes festival in 2019 see the link here 

We hope to paint with you very soon

 

Body Painting Festival 2018

Body Painting Festival 2018

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Come Join us at Body Painting Festival 2018 for this eclectic blend of face and body painters artistes, models, creative’s and photographers at our 2018-Body painting festival Extravaganza- It takes place on the 24th to 26th August at the Maui Waui Festival in Thebarton in Suffolk.

The Living Art Show Body Painting Festival 2018 weekend will include a Glitter Body Art body painting competition, a full one day body painting competition a catwalk show, face painting and body art tutorials and demonstrations; “Have a go sessions” plus a U.V paint party cavern on the Saturday night! (Painters and models more information at base of page!)

The theme for this years Living Art Show Body Painting Festival 2018 is MAGIC in all of its wonderful guises!

Image Artiste Liz Bylett – Summers Magic

Body Painting Festival 2018 event is for anyone that enjoys art, likes music and loves to have fun.

The theme for 2018 show is “MAGIC”

The Living Art Show Body Painting Festival 2018 weekend will include

  • Friday afternoon – Glitter body art Competition
  • Saturday 9.30-4.00pm Body paint competition
  • Cat walk Sat Evening  6pm
  • UV cavern party Sat night 7.30pm – till late
  • Sunday– Freestyle paint day and festival fun catwalk
  • We have demo sessions running – plus more comps to be announced soon!
  • Plus public- “Have a go” hands on face and body paint sessions

We wish to thanks all of our team including back stage organisation the models, painters, demonstrators, and our fab show SPONSORS SNAZAROO, STARGAZER, KRYOLAN, MAGIC BOX, FESTIVAL FACE, and GLITTERTASTICS

Part of our 2017 show line up

 

The living art show

Peakhill Farm,

Theberton,

Suffolk.

IP16 4TG

2017 Show Winner – Artiste June Waller  Model – Verity Millett  Image – James Lyon

To enter the competition as a body painter or apply to model at the event or to come as photographer or to watch the show email us thelivingartshow@gmail.com or

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For those of you that may wish to learn this fabulous skill- we are the professionals to learn with and run a whole range of courses in Face Painting, Body painting, Henna, Special Effects, Glitter festival Eye Designs and Make Up classes these courses run in London and Kent Book Here and you can also learn with us on line with our fabulous on line training classes and tutorials www.follies.co.uk/course The course is based over seven sessions that break down the learning process and may be worked through at your own pace over seven weeks if you choose. The Course is accredited by the Follies Academy and Certificates are industry recognised and will allow you to gain insurance in the industry.

Another great starting and inexpensive point for you to learn how to use these fabulous water based face and body paint products is to buy our book, this book takes you through the processes and shows you many of the designs with fabulous step by steps of the popular face painting designs for children’s parties, you can then also adapt these into more adult looks for parties and events. Check out the book here www.follies.co.uk/book

We sell pro kits on our web site and on our Learn to Face Paint in class or on line with Follies classes which may be purchased here at our on line face painting shop Click for SHOP

Or book us to attend your event with The Living Art Show Body Painting Festival catwalk show, or a team of face and body painters or just one face painter for a children’s party, whatever your request give us a call 01474812524

We look forward to sharing some painting fun with you soon mail@follies.co.uk

Friday is arrivals day with 11am arrivals, tent pitching if required and some fun workshops from 2pm

Plus the Glitter body art comp from 4pm

Saturday sees the main painting day commencing at 9am with a six hour paint session

There are two categories to choose from individual paints or pairs paints- you may choose whichever category suits All; levels of painters are welcome it is a very relaxed and friendly environment promoting inclusion for all levels.

There are few rules and regs – props and prosthetic applications may all be used for the looks.

There will be a catwalk show for the models to show off the painters fabulous works of art at the end of the day.

Sunday sees a freestyle day with an airbrush workshop and a glitter bling competition

if you have any questions please do drop us an email- its a great fun event and open to all so don’t be nervous- you wont regret entering!

Tribal Goddess Magic!  image Mark Pickthall Model Bonnie Stafford Artiste Liz Bylett

 Body Painting Festival 2018

Weekend Schedule-

 Friday arrivals from 11am Friday

Friday-Workshops and Jam

Glitter and Bling #Glitterboobiesandbooties competition 4 till 6pm

7pm Evening glitter partay

Saturday-Body painting competition theme – Magic

Categories- Solo artistes working alone
Pairs artistes painting in pairs open to students and newbie painters too.

9 till 4pm with an hour break

Judging 4 till 5pm
Festival Main Stage catwalk show with aerial trapeze 6 till 7pm
UV Cavern Party 8 till late

Sunday-10am freestyle pairs painting for marquee catwalk show

Booking here- https://www.follies.co.uk/face-painting-and-body-painting-training-courses-by-follies/

Marquee Catwalk 4pm

Any questions team ask away thelivingartshow@gmail.com

book to join us for 2018 here

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Artiste June Waller – Photo Tony Cooney

Glastonbury Body Art Festival

Glastonbury Body Art Festival-

The Glastonbury Body Art Festival – Took place on the weekend of January 13th; We took The Living Art Show to this fabulous body painting event to join in the fun, meet with friends old and new, soak up the fabulous vibe of the event and its beautiful people and to create some amazing works of art alongside our fabulous team of artistes.

The Glastonbury Body Art Festival was organised by one of our long time associates in the world of body painting Mel Broom and Steven Durros, it was a fabulous event many of the artistes and models were keen to get information about the Summer event that we holding and many have already booked in to attend.

We painted the Magical Golden Warrior we painted at the Glastonbury Body Art Festival  twas themed as it ties in with our 2018 theme of “MAGIC” for this years Living Art Show.

Our 2017 Living Art Show winning artiste was also on site the lovely June Waller and she painted the beautiful “Magical Fairy Princess” that you see shown between the other two images. The Glastonbury Body Art Event was a great start for many body painters to kick off a brilliant new year and to get our paint brushes charged up and ready to go for the rest of the year!

One of our highlights of the festival was the opportunity to meet with our lovely model Bonnie Stafford

This was her first time being body painted, she was fabulous, great pleasure to work with and she kindly send me this lovely poem of the day afterwards – which she is happy for me to share here:

Ordinary people came,

they wanted to part of the magic of the day ,

The model, the artist, meeting up, the artist sizes the human canvas up,

The spark of an idea and a form begins to appear ,bronze and gold a story of old, the warrior goddess begins to unfold,

The curve of the body

The angles of bone

Waiting for paint to transform and flow

Sparkles are everywhere twinkling in the light,

Catching eyes with their brights,

All to soon the time is up ,

This tribal warrior goddess is ready to share, the magic of creation the artist put there .

Bonbon Glasto bodypaint festival 2018- The Glastonbury Body Art Festival

Our beautiful Magical Warrior Goddess in all of her painted glory! at The Glastonbury Body Art Festival

You can see links to this whole make up look being created live on our face book pages-

The Living Art Show Face- Book https://www.facebook.com/livingartshow/

 

We would love to share with you all that we do here at Follies and The Living Art Show.

The Living Art Show Body Painting Festival is a creative and visual extravaganza, an event that combines a feast of magnificent body painted models alongside musicians and performance artistes.

Maui-Waui 25-08-17

One of our loves is body painting and we run our show at various events across the UK over the year- This year sees us at the Maui Waui festival In Suffolk on August 24th till the 26th August. Where we will be holding yet another fabulous  Living Art Show Body Painting Festival, with the UK’s top body painters, body painted models, photographers, make up artistes, with lots of demonstrations plus our fabulous cat walk show and UV painting party, its sure to be another great Living Art Show Body Painting Festival. To register your interest as a painter, model or photographer or to go on to the mailing list or to hear more news drop us an email to thelivingartshow@gmail.com or book on the link here

This is one not to be missed.

Come and join us this eclectic blend of face and body painters artistes, models, creative’s and photographers at our 2017-Body painting festival Extravaganza- It takes place on the 24th to 26th August at the Maui Waui Festival in Thebarton in Suffolk.

The weekend will include a body painting competition, a catwalk show, face painting and body art tutorials and demonstrations; “Have a go sessions” plus a U.V paint party cavern on the Saturday night!

The theme for this years Living Art Show is “Magic”

Click here for more information

We also run regular classes in face and body painting more information may be found below and if you cannot join us on site how about learning this great skill on line?

Learn Face Painting on one of our regular professional classes in Kent or London.

With our professional team of trainers, our certificated classes include all of your face painting products and brushes and sponges to use on the day plus a shop where you can buy all of the products you will need for this great skill.

Classes run regularly at all levels of face painting whether you are a complete beginner with no previous knowledge or if you are a face painter looking at advancing your skill base. We have face painting classes to suit everyone.

We also teach one stroke or rainbow cakes and special effects too, plus the new glitter party craze, including glitter stencils and freehand body art with glitters plus the fabulous glitter face painting designs working freehand and with stencils.

The classes are limited to small groups so that you have plenty of one to one tuition and a chance to practice what you have leaned.

You have the option to work on each other or we provide dummy heads and practice boards if you do not wish to have your face painted on the day.

All of our course are supported by notes and images that will guide you as you move through the day.

If this is your first face painting class with us you will also get a copy of our fabulous book, The Face Painters Blueprint, this book will guide you step by step through the process of face painting.

The learn face painting book is packed with information about health and safety, where to buy face paints all of you products, brushes and sponges and any other recommended face painting products to buy, its ideal for new face painters and those wishing to learn face painting, it contains a variety of beginners faces broken down into simple step by steps with clear images and instructions on how to achieve each face paint design.

Our classes run regularly in Kent or in London and our 2018 dates can be found and booked on line here

If you can’t join us on one of our regular classes or the location is too far away we have a number of options available

We can travel to you to deliver Face Paining training classes and courses either one to one or you can gather a group to learn these fabulous skills at your home, your venue college or centre.

We also offer a certificated on line training course,

The Face Painters Blueprint Book

Here at Follies have developed a Face Painting On Line Training Course. This is a series of step by step, day by day, on line training video tutorials that can be used in conjunction with the book (included free in this package) to support the text and images- therein. Many of our trainees have commented at how useful it has been to use these tutorials alongside the book as it supports and expands on the information in the text and images.

This On line training is great if you learn best from watching the steps visually with your own trainer, this runs alongside the book- plus you will find extra tips and techniques here too.

The on line training is also complimented by a workbook for you to complete, to enhance your understanding, which once completed and returned will go towards the receipt of your Follies face painting Academy certificate of completion. This is an industry recognised certificate that may be used to gain public liability insurance. Check out more information here.

 

Note: Once you have purchased your course you can access it via Your On Line Courses page

See our course information and taster link here

We hope top see you at one of our events very soon 🙂 x

London Body Painting Photoshoot

London Body Painting Photoshoot for the Living Art Show body painting festival took place on location at The Kryolan Store in Covent Garden

Featuring Body painting artistes from Across the UK we took over the fabulous Kryolan workshop space for the day.
We had a fabulous day, and great thanks to all of the team involved in the London Body Painting Photoshoot

Body paint Artistes- Liz Bylett, Bobbi Bicker, Sarah Patterson, Jade La Forest Bickell, Clare Jeffrey

Also thanks go to our great models team on board- Verity Millett, Phoenix Storm, Jade Webb, Thomas Peters, Amber Amber

We were lucky to have the most amazing photographers along for the day James Lyon and Don Casara

Check out the video of the behind the scenes shoot of the day- Behind the scenes London Body Painting shoot

Check out some of our great shots from the London Body Painting Photoshoot day below-

The Living Art Show Body Painting Festival is a creative and visual extravaganza, an event that combines a feast of magnificent body painted models within a festival environment alongside musicians and performance artistes.

We are currently booking all levels of Body Painters, Body Paint Models and Photographers

Come and join this eclectic blend of creative’s on the 25th to 27th August at the Maui Waui Festival in Thebarton in Suffolk.

The weekend will include a body painting competition, a brand new Glitter and Bling competition category, a catwalk show, face painting and body art tutorials and demonstrations, airbrush workshop, “Have a go sessions” plus a U.V paint party cavern on the Saturday night!

The theme for this years Living Art Show Body painting Festival is BRITISH ICONS
Booking here http://www.follies.co.uk/living-art-show/

2017- Show Format

The Living Art Show- Weekend Schedule

Friday arrivals from 11am Friday
Workshops and Jam Erica Watford -Decolage painting session 3pm till 4pm
Glitter and Bling #Glitterboobiesandbooties competition 4 till 6pm Sponsored by Glittertastics -Evening glitter partay


Saturday Body painting competition theme – British Icons Categories- Solo artistes working alone
Pairs artistes pairing in pairs 9 till 4pm with an hour break Judging 4 till 5pm
Festival Main Stage catwalk show with aerial trapeze 6 till 7pm
UV Cavern Party 8 till late

Click here to watch the showreel from 2016- CABARET 

Sunday 10am freestyle pairs painting for marquee catwalk show Body Painting Airbrush workshop with Sarah Scarer Smith 10-2pm
Marquee Catwalk 4pm


We do hope to welcome you to our 2017 show as a body painter a body paint model photographer or guest.

Booking here http://www.follies.co.uk/living-art-show/

We do hope to see you at our 2017 Show

For booking or more info click here- http://www.follies.co.uk/living-art-show/

Body Painting Airbrush Workshop

Body Painting Airbrush Workshop-

Body Painting Airbrush Workshop

Body Painting Airbrush Workshop

 

Body Painting Airbrush Workshop – We are excited to announce the latest workshop that we are offering here at the Follies Academy our new Body Painting Airbrush Workshop

This workshop is being held at the Maui Waui Festival event in Thebarton in Suffolk at The Living Art Show on Sunday 27th August.

Come and learn or develop your airbrushing skills at our Body Painting Airbrush Workshop with the awesome Sarah Smith. Learn how to do Body Painting at our Airbrush Workshop

Sarah has been airbrushing for many years and can show you the concepts behind how to create fabulous, stunning works of art.

Let her show you how layering colours will add depth to your designs and make them stand out in the crowd.

Give your Airbrush body painting a pop!

Please book onto our New Body Painting Airbrush Workshop on the link below- http://www.follies.co.uk/face-painting-and-body-painting-training-courses-by-follies/

You will need to obtain an an entry ticket into the Living Art Show- email for the Body Painting Airbrush Workshop entry details

For more information on our fabulous show – click here  The Living Art Show 

Learn to Face Paint in class or on line. We are the professionals for you to come and learn how to to face paint with. We run regular classes in Kent and London.

Our classes run with regularity generally monthly in Kent and London we run all types of courses so there is something to suit all levels right from beginners up through to more advanced classes so you can learn for face paint in class with us or on line.

If however you cannot make the class dates as listed at the base of this post then you can learn to face paint on line with us or buy a copy of our book.

Not only have we written a fabulous book, we have also packaged our fabulous courses into an on line format where we can teach and share these with potential face painters easily on line in the comfort of your own home.

We have been teaching and working in the face and body painting industry for over 28 years, and have trained many successful face painters many of whom have now set up and work regularly within their own successful businesses.

The course runs over seven days, there are a series of seven videos some longer some shorter. As the trainer shows you the techniques step by step, you follow alongside the trainers demonstrations and practice yourself each day. You may revisit and use the footage as required. It does not expire. You can continue to access it.

We are continually updating and adding more videos as we go –If you purchase the on line training now you will be able to access all of the videos at any time ongoing. The course comes free with the book and with a work pack that will follow in the post after you have ordered the course on line. There is also a written work input pack for you to complete, which will come in the post with your book.

Once you have practiced your designs and the work book is completed and returned to us, you will receive feedback plus your certificate. The certificate is accredited by The Follies Academy. We are members of Face- The Face Painting Association, it is an industry recognised certificate and is recognised by insurance companies.The course is an on-line training course and is accessible here On-Line Course     

Lash Conference London

The International Lash Conference London took place this weekend on the Super Yacht Sunborn in Royal Victoria Dock London.

A superb venue brought together the top Speakers form around the world in The Lash Industry for the Lash Conference London.

The London Lash Convention was organised by Louise Tierney from Lash Inc and Miranada Tarpey from the UK Lash Institute.

Lash Conference London- Speakers included local lash entrepreneur Leanne Harper sharing information about her Ultimate Lashes, plus overseas speakers from as far as Australia including Kelly Storer sharing great tips and techniques with the delegates, Otto Mitter shared lash lift and Courtney Buhler shared some awesome business tips including dos and donts’ for Instagram, with over 70.8K Instagram followers in her Sugarlash Pro account she knows her stuff!

As 2016 Winners at Olympia Beauty of Fantasy lashes at Lash Wars at Olympia London competing with the UK lash Institute in The Fantasy Lashes category we were invited along to the Lash Conference London to share our fabulous award winning make up and body painting skills with the delegates.

The look we chose for the Lash Conference London was an ice maiden; a Snow queen body paint design; as we wished to make full use of the hot and balmy occasion and we and wanted to create something fabulously stunning and sparkly to go with the surrounds of our environment on the day and make full use of our new range of glitters and sparkly accessories that we have recently launched that run alongside our professional body painting kits

We teach a whole range of Fantasy make up classes that can help you to create fabulous looks for your entries to any Fantasy Lash Competitions and with us being previous competition winners we know exactly what you need to create those winning looks.

Drop us an email to mail@follies.co.uk to discuss your training requirements.

Thanks to my beautiful Model Niamh Brangwyn for the day and ably assisted by the lovely Emma Jane Grieve MUA

We look forward to hearing from you soon mail@follies.co.uk

 

 

 

London Fashion Week – Body painting – Follies

14463725_10153747474267554_250026598_nLondon Fashion Week is big part of the capitals creative calendar – Follies and The Living Art show were excited last week to be invited to attend The London Pacific Fashion Collective at The Connaught penthouse suite in Londons West End.

The team from The Living Art Show worked for over 4 hours to produce these x 2 fabulous looks. The pieces were inspired by Liz’s love of the pacific areas including her trips to Hawaii to swim with wild spinner dolphins. Combining the colourful beautiful flora and fauna of the areas as well as a tribal representation of the ocean that provides us with so much.

The headdresses were made by Liz using a combination of Silk and fresh flowers and leaves. Bound to represent the headdresses worn by the local women. The tail pieces nor bustles added some fun and fashionable movement to the looks.

The looks were created by applying a liquid brightness gold base then blending aqua colour cakes in various shades of greens and blues into these. Flowers were applied using handmade stencils with pros aide glue and large glitters, from their favourite store Kryolan Uk. 

Leaves were applied using a combination of hand painted one stroke leaf and flower designs and stenciled on leaves. The stencils were pre cut using heat tool and Mylar film.

The final pieces were finished off with hand painted swirls and curls..using a combination of DFX and Wolfe face and body paints.

If you would like to learn how to create any of these effects shown here- regular body painting lessons courses and workshops take place at the Follies academy in Kent- On our 2 x day courses you can lean all of the techniques required to be able to produce full body paints like these. Course information 

 

We wish as always to thank our fabulous models

Verity Millett and Blue Lady Ekhaletruo

Pop Art themed Body Paint Shoot

Follies body painter Dee Love joined forces with the lovely Karla Powell for a body paint extravaganza for this photo shoot with Roger Charles.

Check out the magazine article published in Scratch magazine below plus the behind the scenes you tube video of the day and the final looks.

Body artist Dee Love @ Follies Face reveals, “Personally I like to sketch my ideas out, so I know where I’m going to place the design on the body; Then I write myself a colour chart, For this pop art shoot wewanted bright, bold colours that were vivid with no sheen, and I knew with a UV mix I could achieve a comic book quirk. The superstar palette gave me a fantastic range of flesh-coloured tones to create the effectof the words exploding out of the body, I adore the size of these paints you can have nine colours of similar tones out on the table and they don’t take up loads of room and they’re great to blend with”So, when I start, I sketch out the design very quickly onPagesto the body in a mild light brown close to the natural skin colour, to give me a rough guide of placement of the words, I then get onto the background colours as soon as possible, The lighter colours such as yellow one first, so the fabulous bright red ‘Ka Pow” would go over the yellow with ease,”l always make sure the first layer hos completely dried before applying any other detail of colour over the top, such so the green or yellow highlights on ‘Ka Pow” and ‘Boom’ . As time is of the essence in body pointing I’m never left twiddling my brush, if the base coat layer is drying on one side of the body, I move over to the other and get the next background done. With ‘Ouch’ I pointed the pink wording first and the blue expression bubble round with a small flat head brush so the point appeared flat and not blobby when moving the point around curves, Of course the real coming together of the piece was the block and white outlines and highlights, these took the least time to do, but achieved a lot and were the finale of the project, In other designs it’s not always great to rely on block outlines to create this type of illusion of good work, but it does work, is the foremost quality with comics and some street art,

This pop art look was right up my alleyl”

Dee attended her body art course with Follies 10 years ago and has worked with us ever since creating some amazing pieces of art work- We are proud to have Dee on our team-

She says of our courses ” Great tuition, fabulous professional products, clear instruction and plenty of encouragement and opportunity to have a go.

A must for any budding body artiste!