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NEW: Prints of the above artwork now available!

Also purchase a bigger jpg version to have it as a wallpaper!

This is the first part of a project I worked on last week. Featuring Caroline Madison: :iconcarolinemadison:

You can view the second part HERE

Update: Following several questions, let me explain a few points: I think Caroline's silhouette stands out more without the black lines on her body. Furthermore, the black paint I used was different and a bit toxic so I didn't want to put it on her skin. This image is only the first part of the project, the second part becomes completely abstract and a bit wilder... Certainly it's not recommended to cover your skin with paint repetitively, I first tried on several parts of my own body, no pain, no irritation... Caroline didn't have problems either. Acrylic paint is water-based so the majority of the substance is not toxic. Acrylic paints with cadmium can be harmful because of the heavy metals they contain. I use acrylic WITHOUT cadmium. Finally, Caroline is an exceptional model. She is a serene, passionate and determined person.

The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX11, provided by Samsung Electronics. Co., Ltd.

The above picture and other images from the "Flesh and Acrylic" series have been published in The Sun and The Telegraph in December 2011.
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Second part:

Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison2 by BenHeine

Making & detail:

Flesh and Acrylic - Making 1 by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - Extra pics by BenHeine Your Hard Little Feet by BenHeine

Other photos of Caroline:

Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison3 by BenHeine A Fairy's Dream by BenHeine


For the Sun Is Red

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

For the sun is red
...And day is unclear
In summer's color bled
When blooms are near
Your heart was still
With the rising sun
Of tomorrows fulfill
In life times on run

For her blood is red
In its own dripping way
In deep oceans bed
Where her billows play
With its beating time
Of the restless sea
Tides of weak and prime
Inside you will see

For love as aforesaid
In everything it need
Like sea bloom dragonhead
With lustrous fruits berried
So much of infinity truth
Of love and love making
Its bosom of unsullied youth
Never in love aching
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:icon100hyaku:
This picture jumped at me immediately! and i quickly made it into a favorite. I guess it can be interpreted in many ways; I see it as: Here is a wall, I will try to blend in. I feel that the sky background takes away from the picture, as i am expecting the sky to blend in too. However, the sky background also bring some majestic to the picture; it creates an illusion of "the sky is the limit." is that why her arms are extended? she would have blended more if her face was green. I like it. Great job.
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Absolutely perfect as is - from concept to execution. I would not presume to change a single thing. I especially like the high dynamic range of the nicely saturated colors. the perspective, and the shooting angle. Everything works, from the model's expression, her posture and the way her outstretched arms intersect with the color bands. The background of sky and clouds help to define this shot and don't detract from it. I see another version without the sky for those who prefer that. The artist knew what he wanted here and he got it. BRAVO. Please keep up the great work, Mr. Heine - I will enthusiastically follow your expanding portfolio.
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william-oak2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
You work so hard! Youre so busy...is art what you do all day Ben?

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TriciaS Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
:iconrainbowsparklesplz:Brilliant....in so many ways!:iconrainbowkittyplz:
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heiditigergutt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your style!
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Zukllla Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Love love love! < 3
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WOMDeimos Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
How to make a rainbow-corner interesting and artistic? By putting a naked girl in it...
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Freezerboi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it
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133eevee133 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
she couldve worn a bra...
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Beautiful, colorful and certainly eye-catching! Oh and special praise to your determined and very patient model! :iconrainbowplz:
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:icongala3d:
Gala3d Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Cool!
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Angelov723 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Just... incredible!!! I love your art Ben ;)!
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Faramarz5 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Beautiful, it's very eye-catching. Thanks,
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:icontribalgrooves:
tribalgrooves Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really good!
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:icondesmobey:
desmobey Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
you have neat stuff, i put it on my tumblr [link]
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:iconjohhy55:
Johhy55 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Awesome!
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:icontummylover:
Tummylover Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Sweet is all I can say its gest a KOol picher.
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconhappydayplz::iconfeaturedplz::iconusplz::iconhappydayplz: on my Journal feature [link] :iconhappydayplz:
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:iconbohemian001:
bohemian001 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
:D wow, very cool!!
I shared this on my blog; [link]
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DoodleDee321 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Artist
Cool!
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agapetos Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I wonder how did you (or she) remove the paint from her skin? I paint in acrylics sometimes, but it's pain in the ass to remove it from my hands, if it dries. I can't even imagine being covered in acrylic paint from head to toe! :)
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:iconbakisai:
BakiSai Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Camoflauge fail, but, it's still pretty kool. Hey, reminds me of a children's book! lol "Stripes" of something like that.
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nitinsarkar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
what a masterpiece ... wow... :)
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gangstagirl56 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
wow..... just AMAZING! :D
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ronnilynn70williams Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i've been watching your work for some time now! glad to see you here on Deviant Art
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m-sheena Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing !
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CaryM Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Photographer
[link] featured! :clap:
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:iconfigit090:
Figit090 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
spectacular vision and shot!
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:iconmariadominguez:
Mariadominguez Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous.
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NewPlanetMike Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Fantastic piece from concept to execution. Worthy of a 5-star critique!
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NewPlanetMike Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
An absolutely perfect image from concept to execution. I wouldn't presume to change a thing. The artist knows what he wants here, and he got it. Perfect as is.
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brittanyzick Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i'm so tired of artists using nipples to push their art. is it really necessary? other than that i like the camera vs pencil stuff
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awesome8x Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It actually is kind of necessary for her to be naked in this photo. If she were wearing clothes, it would ruin the image that she was exposed, trying to blend. Plus, clothing would hide part of her body, thus ruining the effect that the artist intended with the full-body paint. And this is an extremely non-sexual photo.

So, is nipple pushing (for lack of a better term) necessary? No. Is this nipple pushing? No.
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MagicalMoon66 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I love the angle of this shot and how it turned out! The colors stand out and I'm a fan of bright colors! :D
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PandoraLewis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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joakimpaz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RukiaSoul01 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Stupendous!
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
brilliant
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123arskas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Man you surely have an extra-ordinary creativity mind !!!!!!!!
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CPMacDonald Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work... unbelievably nice work OMG!
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MephMan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
REALLY Cool!!
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:icong4l1h:
G4L1H Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
it's neat and serious work ... [link]
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DaDangerDog Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
wait....... what am i looking...... hmmmmm......... FOUND HER! :biggrin:
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DarkenConfusion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
awesome O_O
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AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured this image here [link]
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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:iconzi-wei:
zi-wei Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks amazing Ben!
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mary8888 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I featured you :D [link]
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:iconmavis0720:
mavis0720 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Wow. This is one of the most striking photographs I've seen on deviantart. The colors pop, and the model does just the right amount of blending in and sticking out. I totally agree that the lack of black paint on the model works, and I hope to see more from you.
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ikaleo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Dood!
Your skills CRUSH!
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MadeleineSwann Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'd love to go out in town like that
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MadeleineSwann Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow!!!
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