Liquid latex is best known as a cosmetic body paint, but it has a multitude of applications that are limited only by your imagination. I have been doing bodypainting projects since the year 2000 and and this is one of the most interesting mediums that I have ever worked with. It can be very challenging to create with in comparison to water based face paints or airbrushed bodypaints, but it's unique qualities make it worth the effort.
The very first bodypainting that I ever did was a spider back painting using Maximum Impact liquid latex that is available in most adult novelty shops. Here is a picture of that painting (click to enlarge).
About 8 years later, I was honored when Maximum Impact contacted me about using one of my images for their product labels. I chose a very simple painting that I had done that simply says "Wet Paint" using fluourescent liquid latex paints. Here is a picture of the original image and also a shot of the product label.
This is the artwork that I submitted for the label.
This is jar with the label that is now available at Maximum Impact's website at www.liquid-latex.com .
Here are a few links to projects that I have completed using liquid latex. Be sure to visit my page for upcoming classes if you would like to see the process first hand.
Here is a link to a magazine article that I wrote in 2005 on Liquid Latex in Face And Body Art Magazine. Go to http://www.futureclassx.com/words/2005/faceandbodyart/LiquidLatex.htm or click on the magazine cover image to read the article.
I have used liquid latex for quite a few science fiction convention demonstrations. Here are a few pictures from those events (click on the images to find out more about each image).
Here are some liquid latex swimsuit projects that I did several years ago. I also wrote an article about bodypainting swimsuits, but I don't think the magazine that asked for the article ever published it. Click here to read the article.
I have taught bodypainting classes at several face and body painting conventions and art gallery exhibitions. Not all of the classes were related to liquid latex, but here are images and links to several that did.
Here are some promotional events that I did with liquid latex.
And here are a few of the projects that I've done over the years just for the art of it. For these projects I used Brand X, Deviant, and Maximum Impact liquid latex brands.
One of the other applications for liquid latex is special effects make-up. Here are just a few of the projects that I have used liquid latex on for independent films, film festivals, halloween, and other events.
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