It is only two weeks less away from Halloween, one of the most celebrated holiday. Have you got your costume ready? Want to be the most eye-catching people in the party? Take a look at below amazing makeup created by Nikki Shelley who uses face paints to create a variety of different monsters and terrifying faces. As a self-taught makeup artist, Shelley started painting her kids’ faces for Halloween then her husband. Then she started her more serious makeup journey, started to think of ways she could make her work different. The result is quite impressive, you can easily tell from her terrifying Halloween series. Check her facebook page to get more inspiration of her face painting work. If you live close to her, you can even hire her to paint you.
Utilizing the human body as a canvas, Artist John Poppleton paint stunning landscapes that glow under black lights. From summery Africa to spiral galaxy, Poppleton is able to capture various mesmerizing scenes on the curves of the human physique. Some of the paintings were drawn on more than one person. With clever lighting arrangement, these paintings are connected and form a complete scene. Another special feature of Poppleton’s bodyscape actually glow under black lights. To create paints like that, artist need to work inside a darkened studio and painted with UV body paint under the illumination of the black light, which is a very surreal even spiritual experience for artist himself.
It looks like paint portrait on paper is too normal and not eye-catching anymore. To get more attention, California-based artist Russell Powell creates stunningly realistic portraits on an unconventional surface – his own hand. This unusual canvas – textured and creased surface, not only doesn’t deter him from adding intricate details but helps to add dramatic shading that gives the paintings a three-dimensional feel. Once Russell has completed a portrait, he hand stamped his work on to paper to records his work in a permanent way. You probably will think that doesn’t sound too difficult. However, to successfully stamp paint on paper, the artist has to paint quickly enough that the medium doesn’t dry. Moreover, since it is painted on artist’s hands, which means all those stamping works have Russell’s unique fingerprints, which make those images more unique and originated.
Artist Johannes Stötter created this incredible body painting – human chameleon which consists of, not just one person, but two people lying on top of each other. Stötter worked for four hours to design the piece and the bodypainting took six hours with the help of an assistant. While a photo of this chameleon is stunning, in and of itself, watch the video to be really shocked. The colorful creature comes alive! Slowly the “chameleon’s” arms move and then a leg unbends. You must watch the video at the end!