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.
I don't know how I haven't heard of Mark or his work before, but I'm stunned now that I have. Like I said, the man is outrageously talented and able to use little more than paint, a few accessories, and the human body to create costume-like appearances. He's done work on many conventions, been published various times, and has worked with companies such as World Wrestling Entertainment, Maxim, Playboy, and Heineken.
You can check out his portfolio, but I've gone ahead and gathered up images from my favorite sets here, including the very first one that caught my eye, Mark's gorgeous Star Wars-themed art:
You might notice that a majority of his canvases are female, and of course those are the first to call to our attention, but Mark has in fact painted a few fellows as well, including some of the superheroes in this mix:
Amazing. Follow the link for more of Mark's work. [Mark Greenawalt]
All images from Mark Greenawalt