||Starr Brandi McBride
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1. Can you describe the image that was painted on you during your body painting session with Mark Greenawalt?
The image was a modified version of the Playboy bunny suit; I had pockets over my breasts, a bowtie, and buttons down the front in black and white.
2. How did you first hear about Mark Greenawalt's body painting artform and how did you get involved?
I had been interested in body painting for some time and I received Marks monthly newsletter by e-mail. When I heard he was searching for models I sent him some pictures in hopes of being selected.
3. Was this your first experience at being body painted? If not describe previous sessions.
This was my first experience and quite interesting due to the fact that it was in front of an audience of about 40 people. It didn't take long to feel comfortable, because the audience was great and Mark Greenawalt is very professional.
4. What were your reasons for modeling for a body painting session with Mark Greenawalt?
I think of body painting as T'romploi Art, which means "to fool the eye" and Mark can do this in the most magnificent way, it was a pleasure to have this opportunity.
5. Do you have previous modeling experience? If so, please list any highlights.
I did a photo shoot in lingerie a few years ago; it was in the New Times a local magazine.
6. What does it feel like to get painted?
I don't know about anyone who gets painted in the studio but I could not feel a thing because 40 people were watching!
7. What advice would you give another model who is considering being bodypainted by Mark Greenawalt?
It is a very liberating experience and everyone should do it, plus it makes for excellent T'romploi Art and once the paint is washed off (if you can get it off) the artwork is extinct.
8. What were the reactions of people that saw your images (friends, relatives, significant others, etc.)?
What can I say everyone loved it. They thought it was a great form of expression.
9. Which of Mark's bodypaintings is your favorite (besides your own, of course)?
The one I like the best thus far is the electric tattoo one with the drippy effect and great form. I would really like to do some like that.
10. Would you consider being painted again by Mark Greenawalt?
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, it becomes addicting to see the finished product.
11. If you were to be painted again, what type of image would you like to try?
I would like to work with Mark on something with the glow paint and the black light, I have tons of ideas.
12. Describe the atmosphere of the session (relaxed, awkward, rushed, professional, etc.).
My body painting session was for the spirit of the senses salon and everyone involved was very nice and they make you feel relaxed and comfortable but I was also excited and had butterflies before I was painted.
13. Did you feel or seem like you were wearing clothes once you were painted?
Not really, but whatever you are painted like you almost want to act the part and it doesn't matter if your not clothed because you're a playboy bunny, or a cheetah, or the queen of hearts, it's beautiful.
14. Where did you get painted and where did you do the photoshoot?
The body painting was in front of an audience for spirit of the senses at Vermillion studios where the photos were also taken. It was a wonderful studio.
15. Looking back, what was your favorite part of getting body painted?
The pictures are always a plus but working with Mark Greenawalt was the best part because his talent is what brings it all together.
16. Looking back, what was your least favorite part of getting body painted?
I thought taking it off would be my least favorite because I wouldn't want to, but it turns out it was my least favorite part because it didn't want to.
17. Do you associate body painting more with art or with porn?
Ha, ha, what is that? P.ainting O.n R.andom N.udes . It is definitely T'romploi Art and nothing more.
18. What celebrity would you like to see body painted and why?
Thanks I'll be thinking of that for a lifetime, I think the question is how long is the list of celebrities Mark would like to paint?
19. How easy did the paint come off?
Well…………I had a lot of paint in my belly button and after a free waxing (courtesy of Mark's paint) I decide to try my Almay eye makeup remover, (that I never use on my eyes) it's really oily and it would have worked pretty good if I had a gallon of it. (;
20. What comments do you have about body painter Mark Greenawalt (be careful, he may quote you on this)?
You don't have to be a professional model to feel comfortable with Mark. The man is extremely exceptional in the intellectual world and beautifully expressive in the artistic world and it is a joy to have worked with him.