BEHIND THE SCENES OF A FULL BODY PAINT SESSION
Helene Rantzau paints Ester Rose
In prep for The World Body Painting Festival, she did a test run on this design.
Helene asked me to model for this practice run. A design can look good on paper and quite different when painted on the body. Her previous design just looked different when painted on a model and she redid the whole thing, this was ‘take two’ and I really think that it worked!
Listen to the soundtrack. Helene recounts her inspiration for this design. It was a tribute to a well-known and successful body painter. To all she looked happy, but behind closed doors was another reality.
Her husband was mentally ill and pulled a gun on her and then himself last December. Left behind were their two children who are now being raised by their grandparents.
This design was in tribute to her and her portrait was painted on my tummy.
Hope you enjoy this video.