Mord Sith: a new bodypaint this week

Well, I was contacted by a lovely model Laura J Draycon https://www.facebook.com/laura.jdraycon who asked to be painted as Mord Sith! http://legendoftheseeker.wikia.com/wiki/Mord-Sith  Not being of the sci-fi persuasion, I was a little bemused, but Googled it and discovered it might be an excellent challenge. My good friend and colleague Zoe Thornbury-Phillips of http://aboutfaceuk.com/ and I started early in the morning and 6 hours later we finished… well, in this business you are never finished really!  But we had to stop as I’m sure our gorgeous model had had quite enough. So time for Jamie Brown https://www.facebook.com/JiB410?fref=ts photographer d’excellence to take over. We are hoping to use the shots, so I’m not going to show the whole thing, but just a few tasters.

The important part of this was doing the light and shade and creating 3D effects as much as possible in the time. 🙂  So here are a few small pics taken on my phone showing some of the detail.

Mord Sith  lacing Mord Sith buckle detail

A while ago, I taught at a University College in Birmingham showing how to create the effect of belts and buckles.  These are a few photos of that work in a step by step.

Belt step by step