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So.... had some friends over for the weekend.

~quietchildae was conned into a "short, simple proof of concept hybrid blacklight bodypaint nude figure scape study photo shoot."

Yeah. Riiiiiiiight.

A short body paint for me... done in under 1 hour. Still don't know how that happened.

Photo by ^wynnesome

Post production:
Level adjustment in RAW. No Photo Shop.

Yes, you people - this is a photograph of a body paint.

Title is a quotation by Carl Sagan.
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i think you did a really great job with the shadows blending against the black and blues of the body paint, the contrast against the background really works well as a whole , its a very striking image.

the gas clouds on her body are blended with just the right mix of colors to look realistic gas cloud. the colors and the blending are great.

the only draw back that i see, (and that is a small one) that the large Star burst shape right above her thigh, just needs a smidgen more blending in the center, you can see were the brush stops. unlike any other part of body paint
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CorkyLittleWolf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG THIS IS FANTASTIC! Cheap easy body paints right? Would the picture be affected at all if there were glitter added in? Or stick on rhinestones? Very very neat! Enjoying it!
Battledress Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!

Well, this image is a hybrid blacklight - so it took about an hour to get the pose and lighting locked down so I could create the shadow line wide enough form my galexy to fall into. The bodypaint took about 1.5-2 hours because of the very tight body mapping and literally fades to natural shadow. And a very tightly baffled blacklight is aimed just at the paint. Photography took another 1.5-2 hours because the photographer was very specific in getting the rest of the body's shadow lines just right.

The model kept breathing..... an annoying habit!

Since the design is 100% in the blacklight zone, glitter probably wouldn't have shown up since there was no "real" light to make it reflect. Jewels would not have shown unless they were blacklight reactive.
BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Hey there, I featured this photo in my new feature "Je ne sais quoi #1" which you can find here. I hope you enjoy! :]
Battledress Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the feature!
PastelTrailerPark Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
this is beautiful
futureclassx Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
I absolutely love this shot. The painting is fantastic and the photography rocks it. Great job!
Battledress Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
This is still one of my favorite black light projects.
too cool! I am curious what it looks like under regular light...
Battledress Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
It looked good under regular light - just dint' have the intensity of color that the blacklight brings out.
jradean Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
If Sagan were still alive, he'd totally have this up in his office :)
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