Full Covering Bodypaint

Full Covering Bodypaint

7 posts
7 Oct 2010
PSL
Photographer
PSL
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.
Posted 7 Oct 2010
marksilvester
Photographer
marksilvester
The paint can take an age to paint and then dry and its easy for the model to rub it off patches especially as it drys.

Posted 7 Oct 2010
Victoria_Howard
Make Up Artist
Victoria_Howard
Marksilver 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.
Posted 7 Oct 2010
cziiki
Photographer
cziiki
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!

Posted 7 Oct 2010
sjarcher
Photographer
sjarcher
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.

We love working with the gold / silver/ Bronze
Posted 7 Oct 2010
Edited by sjarcher 7 Oct 2010
simplydivine
Make Up Artist
simplydivine
Hi Peter 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
Posted 8 Oct 2010
Catscreations
Make Up Artist
Catscreations
Graftobian or Mehron,,,doesn't rub off if mixed correctly, stays well, easy to get off, dries instantly. Very the mix and use the correct mixers instead of baby oil and you can vary the shine...

Cat

Posted 11 Nov 2010
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