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Website overhaul

Rebuilding The Painted Body Website. 

Ever have one of those moments when you think #%@$! My wife is right. I just had one of those. She has been wanting me to fix the website for some time. And with the new studio there went all my excuses. So it was time to learn a new skill .. Web design. 

I kept telling my wife that I was going to have a hard time learning this. Well as you can see she was right.

New Studio Space

We have a new Studio 

I bet you wondered what was going on with me? Truth be told we were in a house that was not conducive to bodypainting. One of the key things I think of when working with a model is she/he comfortable. The old space was dark, cold, infested with spiders and mosquitoes. Not to mention no matter how hard we tried it looked like a shed in a horror film. So I just gave up trying to do bodypainting there.

With all the construction in that area, the dust levels were starting to effect Imp's health. So it was time to move. 

Our new place has a dedicated studio in the back. It's clean, great lighting, and spacious. Lucky for me just as I was getting my space set up two of my favorite models called up wondering how I was doing. So of corse, we have to paint. It's also very quiet if you don't consider the large amount of birds. 

So expect to see some new artworks soon. 

 

One Style of art makes an artist dull

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

 

 

 

 

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