It starts off a little cartoonish but then it quickly turns creepy and almost squeamish as the hand starts to legitimately look like it’s been sliced to expose the blood, guts, and bones. Luckily, for us and for Natalie Nakles, the artist who did this, it’s only the work of markers, pens, and clever camera angles.…
Hikaru Cho is an amazing body painter who bends reality and breaks eyeballs with her art. Here's an old favorite where she essentially makes her neck disappear and creates a floating head only to re-attach it later. It's done completely through body paint with no Photoshopping whatsoever.
An artist metamorphosed three contortionists into animals using some incredibly realistic body painting. She created three different detailed designs including a tarantula, a giraffe and a seahorse.
Here's some visual fun for you. Elvis Schmoulianoff created this trippy stop-motion animation video showing herself get painted as if she was part of the canvas. It's delightful to see the art surround her and then become her.
A beautiful black and white rendering of a Pandora Sphinx moth. But look closer. Can you see her? There's a woman hiding in it. Keep looking. It will appear to you soon and, when it does, it will you freak out.
Artists from around the world gathered in Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Austria earlier this month to partake in the 16th annual World Bodypainting Festival – and good god, were this year's entries astounding. (Remember: the canvas is literally bare human skin and is therefore potentially NSFW.)
Model Jessica Brown is painted with genetic imagery taken from scientific literature, by bodypainting expert Victoria Gugenheim as part of a new piece in the Guardian. These include an X chromosome on her leg, and a DNA helix on her torso with the visualization of the BRCA1 gene, linked to breast cancer.
I've found a new hero. His name is Mark Greenawalt and he uses liquid latex and bodypaint to turn naked people into Star Wars characters, superheroes, and various fantasy creatures. The man's talented and has some gorgeous canvases.