Jin and I agreed that It would have been easy to slap a few roses on her and be done with it; but we wanted something more meaningful.
Dandelion, we discovered, is a significant bloom for both of us, and worthy of a labor-intensive project.
On the flip side; the Dandelion is tough to capture, visually. She's complicated ... One more reason to like her. I am still new to body painting, especially in color, and I had only ten days to research, sketch, plan . . . and practice, on anyone who would sit still (thank you, Lisa)!
Lisa created something uniquely wild and beautiful with Jin's hair; And I was able to let myself get lost in the paint. The practice paid off, as I finished painting Jin sooner than I'd anticipated.
To complete her look, Todd air-brushed some blue-green into Jin's hair, and she was ready to go.
Jin, Todd, and Lisa had all been scouting potential locations, in the ten days I was learning Dandelion, so no time was wasted during the shoot, either.
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Our collective efforts on this project have really paid off. The finished photos are amazing (see below)!
This has been a terrific collaboration, and I'm grateful to have been a part of it. This is definitely my favorite arts-mischief so far, in 2013!
(below) slide-show of Jin's four-hour transformation into the Dandelion:
my forward motion gallery, here at jenraven.com.