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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.
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 )
Bodypaintingbycatdot Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Artist
thanks everyone!
Dolls-edd Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Inspiring photos of your art work.....fantastic use of colours....just beautiful.
Bodypaintingbycatdot Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Artist
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 ^^"
ladyjart Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool..:)
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!
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!
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Her look is freakin' funy !!!!!!!!!!!! :D Amazing coloring!!!
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!
ColasTeam Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
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