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Spirit Shamen toad licking 2nd by Bodypaintingbycatdot Spirit Shamen toad licking 2nd by Bodypaintingbycatdot
Spirit Shamen toad licking 2nd Place on Pro Bodyart, Welsh Fest 2010. I was beaten by a team of 2 top painters so was v chuffed!

Idea was to fit the theme for the final, ' Wild Things'.

All very last minute; my model had to cancel for the finals and STacy's artists left unexpectedly so we were both 'free' at short notice. She wanted to be 'dark'...

I reckoned wildest thing is in our own minds, so, how to get in there?
Lead to painted layers of 'drugs' being peeled away to show her inner core.
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purple layer representing liquids- wine, opium;
blue layer= spotty dotty toad or fungi/ peyote licking skin
green - stencilled with leaves to rep cannabis, etc
gold 'core' - shining thru holes now and then - her inner light - but also with corn/ wheat painted on her tummy - well, i am scottish, had to have whiskey in there!

She had peacock feathers in her hair/ painted on her legs, as a (heh heh) spirit guide.

The toad is a real, tanned toad purse I picked up in the Phillipines. Stacey kept licking it for real, surprised the judge who asked to handle it!
Method modelling or what!

Thanks to model Stacey T & Nick Parry the photog - WOW both of them!
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Spirit Shamen toad licking 2nd by ~Bodypaintingbycatdot Deviant suggested by Zyasyia, Daigian, YukiiKun & Jzino Each deviant had such high praise for Cat, and I hope you will too. Previously under the name of ~Cats-Creations, this user has an amazing attention to detail with accessories, which really finishes off a body paint. ( Suggested by JZino and Featured by annajordanart )
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Bodypaintingbycatdot Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Artist
thanks everyone!
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Dolls-edd Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Inspiring photos of your art work.....fantastic use of colours....just beautiful.
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Bodypaintingbycatdot Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Artist
thanks!
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FreakNextDoor Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Whiskey does awesome things!!! Tha painting is awesome, the photo looks great and I'm getting high by just looking ^^"
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool..:)
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Razzmatazzy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
I don't think anyone will disagree if I say that you kicked Avatar squarely in the a$$! I like how the model's eyes look slightly unbalanced and a little wacky. ^_^ Wo Congrats on the DD, you definitely earned it! That first place winner must have had to go to extreme and untold lengths to top this!
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Bodypaintingbycatdot Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011   Artist
Different styles is all, depends which judges you get on the day! These finals they obv liked pretty drawings ON a body rather than turning someone into something new. Which I did the day before in the 1st round so wanted a new thing/ style in the finals, and this model waned to be 'dark'. Far more fun!
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Her look is freakin' funy !!!!!!!!!!!! :D Amazing coloring!!!
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jennakrause81 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
sweet ! i love all the detail in the blending of the colors. and the different texures you used ! bravo!
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ColasTeam Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
HOLY SHIT XD
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