Original art 🎨 📸 Camouflage body painting /photos & video/

in art •  8 months ago

Dear online travelers, here I would like to share a project, which I created in 2017 for The Austrian Economy Chamber and the Austrian Painting Guild for a 3 days trade show. Every day I painted 2 models in front of a backdrop. I created the backdrop digitally from a small pattern they gave me.

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VIDEO

This is often a hard job.
There are a few reasons for it:

  • Trade show halls are very big and mostly cold, the model has to stand still and the body cools down very fast. Shivering models and wet paint and not a great combination. I do bring a heater with me.
  • The painter has to run back and forth because the illusion is best visible from the distance.
  • I named creative camouflage a bodypainting where the body is similar to the backdrop, but not exactly connected with all lines. What is the difference you may ask? When the body is exactly fitting to the backdrop lines the illusion works only from one point of observing view. When the body is painted in a similar style without exact connection, it can be observed from everywhere.
    For this job, I did both versions. The exact camouflage takes much longer.

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The creative style camouflage is faster to paint and I enjoy it so much more. It is something I often use in my free work, where I combine a canvas painting and a body painting together melted in one. It is really funny, but even when there is a huge painting created in the background, people see just the bodypainting and don't understand that is a total work of art, a mix of painting, bodypainting, photography and often videography.

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I have been a judge at the World Bodypainting Festival for many years, was a World Champion myself back in 2006 and have another 18 awards from around the world. Teaching is one of my passions. I have been giving classes at the World Bodypainting Academy for 11 years, but I don't want to teach camouflage bodypainting anymore. I got really tired from the number of people doing the same thing over and over again.

I hope at the end of this month I will finally have more time to create a new bodypainting project and a video with it. Soon I should do a post about the history of bodypainting. It is one of my favorite topics. Since I am writing a book about it I am careful how much information I share online, but I will for sure share some.

Thank you for your comments & upvotes.
With love & light
Bella

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Impressive.

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That's AWESOME! I think you should team up with @adammillwardart and cook up some psychedelic camouflage together ^^

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Hi, thank you very much. I know his work and it is absolutely wonderful, but I prefer to work alone. I like partnerships with musicians or scientist;)

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I'm also a musician! lol When it comes to art I also prefer to work alone, I've never done a collaboration. I'm pretty set in my ways with the way I work lol

Amazing work, really Impressiv! Be sure to keep exciting yourself too... Every now and then, do something completely free, let your intuition guide you! Fellow artist here, will definitely be following for more! IMG_7356.JPG

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Hi, thank you for the comment. I do completely free work very often, and my intuition always guides me. With commission works it is also very free. If the clients don't trust me, I would not work with them;)

Wow... incredible! I love body painting, but never taken it much further than trippy patterns while at raves and festivals... But super kudos for becoming the champion in 2006 (and for all your other awards!) definitely well-deserved! I shall be following and enjoying your blog very much :)

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Thank you;). I would really recommend you to try it just in your studio with a model, nice music, enough time, some good tea;) and you will see how different the feeling would be. My favorite projects are alone with the model and my camera in my studio.

You're incredibly talented Bella

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Thank you very much for the kind comment;). Talent is a very small drop from the path of an artist;)

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well said - some may have talent, but it takes hard work and those that feel they don't constantly need to work and improve will not get very far.

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Exactly dear Otto;)

Wow, this is some of the most amazing artwork I think I've ever seen in my life. You've left me speechless. Well, except for the few words I typed here, of course.

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Hello, you have chosen such a wonderful name: Nomadic Soul- love it. Thank you for your beautiful words. I am very glad you like it. I do have some much more beautiful ones, this was just a commission for an event. I really appreciate you time and words.

Awesome art..... Like it.

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I am glad you like it. Thank you for your comment.

Its beautiful! Wonderful work. I love bodypainting! I hope that one day in my country we can have a bodypainting academy.

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Thank you;), yes, of course, you can. I teach everywhere around the world. I just try not to teach camouflage anymore, because it has been overused in the last few years. In general, if you know people who might be interested in bodypainting classes, just feel free to get in touch through my website;). I teach always a mix of color theory, design and composition construction theory, body art history, about the colors itself, the different kinds of body painting and afterwards hands on painting with the participants realistic, abstract, decorative designs. Mostly a combionation of all.

whatever needs to be said about it has been said, so ...... here is my smiley 😊
upvoted, resteemed and shared https://twitter.com/visionaryartcom/status/959808966137208832

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Thank you dear Otto, this is very kind of you.

Great Art work, AWESoME

These images are truly remarkable. Resteeming!

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Thank you very much;). I am glad you like them.

hi sweet bella , adelepazani , this is my steemit.chat id
message me i wanna talk to you about somehing , or if you give me an email , thanks

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Hi dear Adele, sure, e-mail is info (at) bella-voten.com
If you use WhatsApp, WeChat you can also send me a voice message, I prefer those and not the discord chat;) +4369913229826

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check your facebook its easier

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Thank you very much dear Adele, you are an angel. Peter called me and it is fixed💛💛💛

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yes ok dear , happy to hear it :)

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Thank you really so so much. I will write you later on facebook <3

Impressive, @bella-volen-art. Upv, restm&follow.

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Hello;)), thank you for the kind words and support. I really appreciate it. Sorry for the late reply.

WoW again an extraordinary coloring :)
I loved the motifs. this must be a really hard job :)
If I were one of those models, I would be very tickled when someone was painting me! :D
congratulations

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Thank you dear Ceren, I have to be honest it is not for everyone. I do it to others, but I hate it on myself. It is wet and ticklish. I get very dizzy from standing and can faint in 30 min. There are not many models who are able to stand so long and stay in a good mood;). Projects in the studio with audience are much easier, but events are very hard.

HOly Moly That it is incredible. That must take forever! And the models are troopers for enduring this awesome spectacle. Thank you.

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Thank you;), well I just have to paint super fast. It is like full day work out + painting. Yes, for the models is very hard.

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I threw a series of art festivals a while back and each one had body painting. I was impressed back then, but of all the talented body painters out there, I've never seen anything quite like this. It's one thing to work from your imagination. But to copy another design from a 2d surface to a 3d surface that moves and complains... amazing! :)

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Thank you;). There are many body painters, but very few of them are classical painters too as in my case. That is a very big plus. The problem with many just body painters is lack of knowledge in anatomy, perspective, drawing, color theory, and most of all speed in painting. For me, bodypainting is just a tool. I love to switch between the tools, sometimes mainly canvas works, another time a few weeks only mural (like this month), or some weeks more bodypainting. There are also cases with more portrait photography or video. I love them all. They have different qualities. With bodypainting I can travel to any place in the world, create many works and bring them back just on a SD card;). With the mural I invest an insane amount of time and it makes me so happy, because it could exist for many centuries. With filming I can play with filters and overlaping images. Our job is a blessing.

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I love your attitude! And diversity! :) And it's so true what you say about body painters. Thanks for taking it to the next level.

fantastic art.

Oh my god! This is amazing!!
It looks soo beautiful!
Glad l saw this post on my friend @kommienezuspadt wall,
Upvoted and following for more
Keep up the good work!

Completely gorgeous. Really pushing the boundaries with this one. Cheers Bella!

Awesome art, i like itu :-)

Awesome art, i like it :-)

Wow super cool! I love seeing the exact camouflage ones where the model almost disappears. I always wondered how long something like that took lol When talent and patience combine, amazing things happen. Thanks for sharing!

Now that is something special! And the models are amazing too. Incredible work.

such a beautiful art work, really appreciate your work.