Was thinking of doing a Rhianna (umbrella vid) type shoot with full bodypaint (silver or gold) done some bodypainting shoots previously but never completely covered. Anyone got some experience of this? advice? suggestions? problems encountered? general stuff to watch out for? Thanks Peter.
No it doesn't! If you just painting someone gold or silver it takes 40 minutes, drys within a few minutes. Is quite durable if applied correctly, the trick is too apply the correct type for the environment ect.
Major thing as far as I am concerned is getting the lighting right for gold - it is a shiny surface so lots of light, with lots of reflection, no fancy sillhouetty backlit or 'art nude single light' - it very easily comes out muddy. Big reflectors or softboxes or even big beauty dish and get loads of highlights so it really looks like gold.
I used to have a trick which makes a very short lived but lovely glossy look - apply oil generously (following recent threads, one is advised to get the model and her mum to do this in order to keep your reputation lol!) followed by sprinkling on gold Rowney school powder paint - as it soaks into the oil it becomes a very glistening golden liquid sheen. I haven't done this for a decade and I do remember it takes a little practice to get right!
Best to go for Gold as silver tends to look/can look very Black and White!! hard to explain but we have had a few shoots like that. You need separate paint for the Body, Hair and Around the eyes.
It takes about 30-40 mins to paint.
Mix it all in one batch, and use a very soft brush to stop patches. as Cziiki has said the lighting is important - using oil will give it a gloss but it wont set so well.
Always test a small area first, in case of allergic reaction, very rare.
This thread might help.http://www.purestorm.com/forum/readThread.aspx?id=163812&start=3
I have experience in full coverage of metallic paints. If you want anymore advise feel free to pm me, or if you wish to book me to do the job lol