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Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison2 by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison2 by BenHeine
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This is the second part of a project I worked on 2 weeks ago. I know, it looks wild... but she is still alive! :)

Many thanks to DeviantArt for featuring it on their Tumblr (so proud to say that this is their best Tumblr post so far!)

The model is Caroline Madison: :iconcarolinemadison:, a great and hard working person. :hug: :heart:

Please see below the first part, some details and the work in progress.

(Update: I've finally changed the picture, I prefer this one, because we see her whole body. The previous one will be added in the "Extra pictures" set)

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

For more information about my artwork:

First part:

Making & backstage:

Other photos of Caroline:

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Critique by MeltingCORE Jan 26, 2012, 4:17:18 AM
Ben, I’m going to be honest with you and tell you that your art style is not my area of expertise. In that sense, I couldn’t logically point out flaws since I wouldn’t know what to look for. However, I do hope you don’t mind me using the critique space to give you a in depth “good” critique on what I love about this piece and what I think the possible meaning could be.

Your unique use of multimedia really stands out to me. I’m really digging how this piece is a combination of photography, abstract splatter painting, and body paint. After viewing your gallery, it’s evident that combining medias is definitely your talent. I’d love to show the WIP of this to those who say that abstract painting and body art is not true art. Once they see the care, dedication, and painstaking process both the artist and model have to go through to create a piece like this, I think they’d think otherwise. The colors chosen create a vivid effect that makes one want to click the thumbnail. (And besides, darker hues would probably look bad on a piece like this.) The white splatters help break up the static space and give a wild effect to the picture. The horizontal lines lead one’s eye to the model (whose trying to be a chameleon). When I see the girl’s relaxed expression against the color explosion around her, it makes me think. How can she be so calm when the rainbow has just exploded all over her? It makes me think that perhaps, in a deeper sense, that the explosion was in fact created by the girl. Maybe the splattered colors represent her soul and how she is trying to break free from static society (which could be indicated by the horizontal lines). That is the meaning I’ve gathered from this piece.

Sir, you are very inspiring to a simple seventeen year old girl. It’s inspiring to see someone like you on DeviantART. :heart: I hope you don’t mind me watching you.
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Myraidisawesome Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is truly amazing!!! How do you do it?!
MikeLynch Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
kajunixxD Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist
ninja level expert
Koopa90 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured your Art in my Journal: [link]
lippincottart00 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pyromantic-prince Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm in love with ALL your work!!!!
pokemonsonicgirl123 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic use of the camouflage. =)
SerenaVampire734 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I adore the colors :love:
Calypsoeevee Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's like your flesh and acrylic+a Jackson Pollock painting. Abstact art is personally one of my favorite art types
Printgestalt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi there,

isnt it toxic to get painted with acryl? I love your acrylic painted humans. Is there any way to recive a tip where you get the colors from?

Printgestalt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
... I love it!
MistakeESs Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
<3456 :)
EleLisz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woow I want ot be into this room :) I love colours :)
ArkIsDeath Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
MeltingCORE Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Wheatley, who let you use the internet?
ArkIsDeath Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
-There's WiFi in space.
MeltingCORE Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh jeez, now we have the Space Core on our internets? XD
Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great piece, very well done.
Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've got to ask; what removed the paint and how long did it take?
SRSmith Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012   Writer
This is incredible. Lots of work, loads of patience, totally worth it!
rawrxmuffinsx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so lovely. I can't really think of words to describe how much I love it. You have great work :)
jules-makk Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
fun !
Doodelay Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student Writer
this is organized chaos at its finest
wow, she is so camouflaged and the fact that she is STILL matching with the wall is just amazing
Sarickbanana Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I have no words to describe what I'm feeling!
marikob-k Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Potentially one of the most incredible things I've ever seen. Brilliant concept and seamless execution.
saraasdp Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
so colourful, i like it!!
katerinamav Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
BalletGirl72 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I LOVE this!!
omnomnomcoookies Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured here!! >[link]
antontang Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
so sick! love your creation !
Harainu Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Photographer
As a Double Major in Photography and Art, I have to say that this...I absolutely love it. This is like quintessential blending of my favorite mediums. Bravo.
nutmeg287 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It's like ice cream for my eyes
stalepie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Ekozette Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011   Photographer
you've been featured![link]
daisicalolliwog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011   Photographer
It's camo! lol Great concept and shot!
ToxicGas Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This perfectly illustrates how military camouflage works, using multiple colours and shapes to break up an outline and distract the eye. I love this.
differentwhocares Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Photographer
very empressive mix of action and body painting.
Themoose50 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Very unique...awesome
red--june Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
beautiful :heart:
lucium55 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Splashing good, man! Love it!
Midnight-neko Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
An awesome image that must have taken a great deal of time and patience from everyone working. I like the angle here since we can see her whole body and the skew makes it more surreal. That with the colors reminds me of Dr. Seuss illustrations. Thank you for sharing!
crh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the other extreme, different from part 1: total chaos helps blending the model perfectly, and it fits so to my state of mind ;-)
Akiko-Momo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
WOW! This is awesome!
BenHeine Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
many thanks!!
FadedApocalypse Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Extremely powerful visual!
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
beautiful! Had me laugh too.. and here's me being careful with my little jars of paint, trying not to "waste" any of it to make it last longer. Boy, how long could I paint on small canvasses with this amount of paint? :rofl:
roxyxcore Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh amazing,
Human body that becomes art!
sueanne Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
This is such an amazing piece!
loganonymous Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, as usual.
Rachel-LeeAnn17 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011 amazing. :)
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