Most artists do more than one style of art.
As an artist, I'm always looking for new ways to improve my skills. Lately, I have been working on my other projects with our game company Jackmonkey Games.
The last project of Jackmonkey games was publishing a card deck with 40 different pieces of art for the cards. What was the biggest challenge was making sure that the art was of the highest quality and done before the deadline. Though I do not use photoshop with my bodypainting I do find that working with photo editors a good skill to have.
Each of these images consists of about 5-20 other images merged together to make a brand new image. Then the image was repainted by hand using a stylist giving the effect of looking like it was painted. I have to admit I do like the organic feel of the images. I tried to add a little bit of my odd humor into the cards when it was appropriate.
Now you think "What does that have to do with bodypainting?" More than you think. Something that non-artists seem to have a hard time understanding is that there is never a wasted time with art. Even if you are working on a sculpture for the first time and it ends up in the bin. It is not a waste of time. The process forces the artist's mind to expand the creative side of the brain. You have to think of composition, color, values & Technique. Think of the artist's brain like a muscle. A fitness nut will tell you that going out on a two-mile hike is not a waste of time if you are a marathon runner. Truth be told I have no scientific data to back this up but for some reason when I am working on a different form of art and come back to bodypainting for some reason my bodypainting is better than it was before.
So if you like Boardgames or Role playing games. Check out our other website www.jackmonkeygames.com
This said we are going to be available to do commissioned artwork for game designers who are planning to put their new game on Kickstarter for a reasonable price. Contact