Keeping the bushes sharp!
Body painting is like any form of art. Yes there are parts that you will never loose but there is also something to be said about if you don’t spend the time working on new techniques and improving as an artist. Trying something new ... pushing those limits and keeping your mind working. Here are a few things I am trying to stay productive.
Use of deadlines: I know most artists hate deadlines, but the artist who has them get shit done! I have found that my greatest work is always done with deadlines. If I don’t set them, there are too many things that can distract me. Where as if I have a deadline I tend to be better at my time management and will squeeze in a moment or two to paint when there is nothing going on at home instead of watching TV.
Let people know what you are doing, and then finish it.: I always try to not be one of those guys who says that I am going to do a project and never get around to doing it. TRY is the key word here. You will be amazed how much that will do to prevent letting a friend down.
Don’t paint the same thing over and over again: Try something new, and if you are going to paint the same old thing, be aware of a slightly new way of doing it. (Different brush stroke , different angle, new medium.) This way you are perfecting your technique, and not just pretending to work at it.
So here is what I have done: Every Monday is Studio day. My Model, Von, will be joining me, and I’m going to try to paint something new. The idea is to keep me thinking in terms of body painting andkeeping my paint brush moving. I will also try to post those images throughout the week.