A Peek Inside: a body painted tuxedo

A Peek Inside: a body painted tuxedo

A Peek Inside: a body painted tuxedo 550 367 Consie Sindet

Yesterday I shared the lovely honor I received with my Red Shoe artwork. Today I thought I would share a little behind the scenes of the painting of a black tuxedo jacket I did for the same event!
kyletuxedobodypaintThis was the second time I had the privilege of painting Kyle. Check out these pictures from the last time. This year I asked Kyle if he would be ok with me taking pictures as a step-by-step to share with all of you. Being the super sweet guy he is, of course he said yes! However, although I started off great, I ended up getting involved with the painting and forgot to take step-by-steps. So instead I’ll give you a peek at the process!
tuxedobodypaintCollageI started with the white shirt since white body paint will not cover black. I then filled in most of the black jacket. I tend to leave underarms, hands and the parts where the paint meets clothing until the end. That way touch ups can be left to a minimum. Gray was added to form the jacket’s collar and pocket, and then used to shade the opening to the shirt and jacket front. I added black buttons on the shirt and a gray button on the jacket, as well as a line of white by Kyle’s hands to show a peek of shirt sleeve. A red bow tie and a red shoe on the hanky filled in the rest.
redbowtieblacktuxedobodypaintI added white highlights to all the buttons, shading and highlights to the bow tie, and finally shading on his skin where the shirt collar rested and on his arms where the shirt sleeves ended. Since Kyle was to have photos taken with the attendees, the final step was to “seal” the paint with a spray sealer specifically made for body paint (Mehron Barrier Spray (2 oz pump). It creates a barrier so the paint will not rub off on others.
blacktuxedobodypaintwithkyleAs usual, Kyle was a sensation!! He is such a pleasure to paint and this job has become one of my favorites. BTW…Kyle’s fabulous physique comes from the fact that he makes his living as a personal trainer. You can find out more about him here and here!

I hope you enjoyed this little peek inside my world of body painting and as lovely as the final results are, this was all accomplished in the men’s room. That right…me, Kyle and a line of urinals! GLAM-O-ROUS! But the results? Priceless!

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  • Kristine June 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Looks great! Wish they had found a second model…maybe next year!

  • Jessi @ Practically Functional June 14, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    What a FUN project! It turned out great Consie!

    • Consie Sindet June 14, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Thanks, Jessi! Fun is a one word for it! Lol! Let me know if the email comes through ok. You should be able to just reply directly from it.

  • the cape on the corner June 18, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    and what a privilege it is! seriously, though, I always think stuff like this is so neat. you’re super talented!

  • Stephanie Pass June 21, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Wow, your work is amazing! Just beautiful!

  • Katharina April 2, 2014 at 3:50 am

    I just stumbled across your blog, and your work is amazing!
    The black paint color looks great, so evenly and smooth.
    May I ask you which product you used?

    • Consie Sindet April 3, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Thanks, Katharina. The black paint is Wolfe brand face paint. You can find it on Amazon. It applies really opaque with a layer or two. Thanks for stopping by!

  • debo October 3, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    wow!!! am so breathe taken. This is so awesome i never knew there are stuffs as beautiful as this though i have seen some body paintings but this really got me tripping. i wish i could get one for myself. Very nice work consie *thumbs up*

  • Debra german September 10, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Would you recommend a groom wearing this product? Will perspiration due to a hot climate make the paint rub off on the bride or bridesmaids dresses?

    • Consie Sindet September 11, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Hi Debra, If you seal the paint with the barrier spray I recommended in the post, it will help. We sprayed the model because he was taking tons of photos with the attendees of the event. He was in an air-conditioned building the entire time, however. So that can make a huge difference. The paint is water based so if it is really hot and the groom sweats, it can run. Especially in the arm pits and around his waistline at the pants waist. It is not fullproof by any means! There are waterproof paints that can be airbrushed on on the market but they take a bit of work to get off! I don’t use them so I don’t have any recommendations for you. I would definitely check out http://www.SillyFarm.com and even ask their advice about a product for a wedding day. They are the best source for all body painting supplies. Hope this helps you out!

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