This image is a homage to all the artists I know who are utterly and passionately consumed by their ideas. Translating the concepts that follow us around day and night is such a brave and soulful experience. The feeling of euphoria I transcend when creating is unexplainable. I have no real understanding for the butterflies I experience whilst editing an image but I know that without putting the brush to the canvas, I could not cope.
I’ve been sitting on this idea for a couple of months now, it’s been revisiting me over and over again. I’ve been practising a new mindset recently, one that includes telling myself out loud to stop all negative thoughts. It’s been working so far and by painting my thoughts, it’s allowed me the freedom to introduce new ideas. I’m so content that I’ve finally reached this place!
BEHIND THE SCENES & HOW I MADE IT.
It was slimy, cold and uncomfortable to wash out… but SO worth it! I think this is the most fun I’ve ever had with paint!!
When creating this image I had to plan each section of the image, including the paint brush handle, the paint on the brush and a base image to work from. It’s always key to plan a shoot like this as you only get ONE real take (unless I was to wash my hair and start from scratch). We got it in the first few minutes of shooting with the paint on my head but I added more and more paint as we went along to make sure I had a variety of images to choose from and use.
I will be posting a speed edit but I may consider creating a tutorial on this image. Leave a comment below if you want me to!