Bodypainting …

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26 March 2010
Lifescapes
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Lifescapes
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What sort of paint do you use and if it's specifically for bodypainting where do you get it from?
Posted 26 March 2010
Edited by Love 6 May 2010
cziiki
Photographer
cziiki
Charles Fox, Covent Garden (and online) -the water-based makeup is one of Kryolan Aquacolor, Fardel, Grimas, Fantasy etc - should all be hypoallergenic but you should still do a spot test on the model's skin.

Posted 26 March 2010
Lifescapes

What sort of paint do you use and if it's specifically for bodypainting where do you get it from?

you better do this with me Phil if you get into it when we shoot emoticon
Posted 26 March 2010
Edited by Nudey_Butt 26 March 2010
garth01
Photographer
garth01
I used a gold bodypaint from a company called mehron,cant remember the online store I ordered it from but Im sure a quick search will do the job,it comes in a small jar and it mixes with a liquid 'thinner'in order to apply it.I dont know specifically what you have in mind but you could also try kids paint if its just a case of creating something colourful.

Posted 26 March 2010
Lifescapes
Photographer
Lifescapes
cziiki

Charles Fox, Covent Garden (and online) -the water-based makeup is one of Kryolan Aquacolor, Fardel, Grimas, Fantasy etc - should all be hypoallergenic but you should still do a spot test on the model's skin.



Cheers, that's useful - although the site is 'being re-developed' but contact details are there.

Miss Butt - happy to, but need to get some practice in first.
Posted 26 March 2010
Lifescapes
Photographer
Lifescapes
garth01

I used a gold bodypaint from a company called mehron,cant remember the online store I ordered it from but Im sure a quick search will do the job,it comes in a small jar and it mixes with a liquid 'thinner'in order to apply it.I dont know specifically what you have in mind but you could also try kids paint if its just a case of creating something colourful.


Thanks Garth

They've got a whole bodypainting section on their site - very useful
Posted 26 March 2010
Lifescapes




Miss Butt - happy to, but need to get some practice in first.

fabulous! Practice makes perfect emoticon
Posted 26 March 2010
Biggles485
Photographer
Biggles485
I use "Grimas" but a word of warning, don't use on a model wearing fake tan, it is designed to go on the skin, fake tan forms a barrier and the model has a tough time trying to wash it off after the shoot. My apologies again to the two models that went home looking like pandas! lol! emoticon
Posted 26 March 2010
RupertRudd
Photographer
RupertRudd
B & Q, water based emulsion test pots. Size 12 dresses and above - a 4 inch brush. Size 10 dresses and smaller use a 2 inch brush.

Rub down with a very fine glass paper first (Use 'OOO grade). For delicate skin use the other side of the glass paper.

Go for the matt, the silk finish has reflection and flare problems.

Sorry, just in from the Pub, Friday night is a bad time to ask this question.

(But I am planning a body painting shoot very soon).
Posted 26 March 2010
Gordon
Photographer
Gordon
Have a look at http://www.snazaroo.com/ I have been using it for a few years now, I find that baby wipes are the best thing to remove the paint and what makes it better is very few model find this will affect there skin, other makes often do affect skin , I know this for a fact as I tried some on my skin and came out with a big red blob. One tip if you want to use a stencil I use they type you get from good decorating suppliers which are designed to go on walls.

Posted 26 March 2010
tomgordon
Photographer
tomgordon
RupertRudd

B & Q, water based emulsion test pots. Size 12 dresses and above - a 4 inch brush. Size 10 dresses and smaller use a 2 inch brush.

Rub down with a very fine glass paper first (Use 'OOO grade). For delicate skin use the other side of the glass paper.

Go for the matt, the silk finish has reflection and flare problems.

Sorry, just in from the Pub, Friday night is a bad time to ask this question.

(But I am planning a body painting shoot very soon).


To remove the paint use a blowlamp  emoticon
Posted 26 March 2010
Lifescapes
Photographer
Lifescapes
tomgordon

To remove the paint use a blowlamp  emoticon



For emulsion?  emoticon
Posted 26 March 2010
markbyrne
Photographer
markbyrne
I've used the Mehron gold and silver powders before ( i think I have loads of it left too ) for the best metallic look mix with vegetable oil instead of buying the mixer they sell. That works ok and even dries but it looks matte and needs a lot of post production.

Posted 26 March 2010
photomane9
Photographer
photomane9
One tip: if you can find a studio with a shower it helps the model get clean afterwards.
I chose a specific studio with shower for this shoot:

only to find after the shoot that there was no hot water that day. The model was not amused.
The gold body paint was from Kryolan. A 250ml bottle is more than ample for one model.
Posted 26 March 2010
Ken_Smith
Photographer
Ken_Smith
Here's a good mail order supplier:

http://www.facepaintsdirect.co.uk/

If you're using the colour green avoid Grimas (it's rubbish) try Snazaroo instead..  emoticon
Posted 27 March 2010
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