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New Deal - P.W.A. Redux by Battledress New Deal - P.W.A. Redux by Battledress
:icondoomsday-dawn: came over and....

It was only a matter of time before body paint was combined with Sparks.

It did take a VERY long time to figure out WHAT body paint with sparks would look like. (Months, actually).

Once again, Michael was available to participate in an experimental paint. The goal was to create a very "painterly" feel reminiscent of Depression Era Public Works Art projects with a little bit of John Henry thrown in for good measure.

Body paint was all by hand brush (4 paint brushes), water based Ben Nye and Wolfe Brothers and covered all exposed skin.

This is another classic "Zero Photoshop" image from Adam. Meaning, no photo retouching beyond adding the water mark. In other words - Don't Try This At Home.
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Midnight browsing sessions rarely result in eloquent comments from me...just wanted to say this is completely awesome and I can't stop looking at it.
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Battledress Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
You posting is more delight than I can handle....
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eazycheeze Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
I am amazed by this every time i see it.
Adam captured a wonderful image of an amazing paint job.
/thumbsup
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davidmn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
wow, that is cool

how hard was he hitting it to make those sparks?
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
As I said to *Doomsday-Dawn, the photography, body painting, and the model's expressive posture are so wonderful! :clap:
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ridits Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
holy crud, how did he not get hurt?.... or did he lol
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Battledress Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
The only pain was emotional, as Michael sat most of the day while Adam and I figured out what to do.
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ridits Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
how did he avoid getting hit by the sparks?
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:iconbattledress:
Battledress Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
He didn't.
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:iconridits:
ridits Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
wow that must have sucked for him
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