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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.
ie:
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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Given 2011-01-19
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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EndlessPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I'm having an epileptic fit, this is quite the colour fest! They are good colours, though.
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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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FifiDangerous Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Stunning!
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ChikenArt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
thats disturbing in a cool way
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oneintheinfinite Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
The Alternate tittle : Avatar as produced by FOX studios
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JoshKanawite Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011   Artist
You do toad
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HeartOfDeath Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
now that is some amazing work
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da-parrot-masta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
looks like something kesha or lady gaga would do, that was a compliment on how amazingly weird and cool it is
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tsurfergirl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH! I thought that was photoshopped! EXCELLENt work, my friend. Excellent work. :)
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JaniellMarie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh man, I thought that was a pile of poop in her hand at first O_o
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archnecrolyte Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I really appreciate this as a whole -- I mean, it's a great concept and a most interesting execution -- but... I think my favourite bit is her expression. man, that really helps bring the bodyart to life! :D
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DarjeelingPlumTea Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful colors!
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fishgul69 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is simply gorgeous. would you mind terribly if I "draw" some inspiration from this piece?
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Bodypaintingbycatdot Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011   Artist
Of course not
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fishgul69 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much. I will give you credit when the piece is done.
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lilbroseph Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Amazing!
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MistressMaddie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
This reminds me of "old greg" for some reason....Great though!
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caitlin-soulia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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This is beyond intense .
Good job .
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artico Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
the colors in this are just gorgeous!
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Spiratue Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Scary :D
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ynist Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Interface Designer
awesome :D
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wiiiitch! *shoots*
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Kaze48 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome and wonderful colors...:fav:
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greenAtom Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
love it
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FinaNightmare Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome colors ^^
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rjcassin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
fantastic.. really cool!!
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FireDylan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ALL HAIL THE HYPNO TOAD.
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Bodypaintingbycatdot Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011   Artist
:)
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Zyasyia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Congrats on the DD :iconlawooplz:
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Bodypaintingbycatdot Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011   Artist
Thanks - I'm new so was lovely!
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Moondrisa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I thought that was poop lol
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S0WIL0 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Very nice! She could have gotten realllly sick from licking that toad!
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LabyrinthCreations Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
beautiful work!
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Mariusart Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
cool :-)
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curiousfoxpup Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
kinda dume
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darkremnant14 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Awesome!
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SkT0330 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i freaky love it lol :heart:
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Super-Her0 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thats an insane body painting
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Disneyhorse Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Wow, that's really cool!!!
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
colors detail and stylization are intoxicating to me... :)
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articunolugialove Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Wow!
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