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Flesh and Acrylic - Making 5 by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - Making 5 by BenHeine
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This is a quick Flesh and Acrylic demo I made for the Catalan
public television "TV3" (Spain). The work in progress was filmed
and the video report was broadcasted the 25th of November 2011
along with a short documentary about Art in Belgium.

If you wish you can also view a video showing the making of.

As always in "Flesh and Acrylic", I worked in a wild and intuitive way.

Model: Julia. She is a journalist and a model in her spare time...

PS: I left the newspapers in the background on purpose.

For more information about my works:

Flesh and Acrylic - Julia by BenHeine

Some other Flesh and Acrylic works in progress:

Flesh and Acrylic - Making 4 by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - Making 1 by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - Making 3 by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - Making 2 by BenHeine
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Would this be considered a "photo-documentary" mainly b/c of the shots of the process and the long description you got there?
love people who care show the making off
NotYourGina Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, Just Wow. :clap:
OokamiYashaChan Jan 27, 2012   Digital Artist
i love how the face literally disappears into the canvas
My brain has such a difficult time believing that this isn't photoshopped....I physically know that its not...but the incredibly perfect execution boggles my mind.
Yakul Jan 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
pretty sure it actually is photoshopped in some spots...
thats what I was thinking...but it doesn't SAY it is anywhere so I wasn't
TechnoShadowBlood Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm guessing that's the top of a shoe box or the cover of a book you use for a pallet.

Mind if I say you look handsome? Cause you do!
caricature-artist Dec 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Fantastic :)
AngelAlways Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am very impressed by the illusion in this painting. It literally looks like she is emerging from the painting, almost as if it's a membrane she's pressing against.

When I first looked at it, I thought, "Perhaps he used something to sculpt a plane from the background surface to the edges of her head, then painted that?" It was only after looking at these detailed process photos that I realized, "No, he really is so talented with color, texture, lighting and angle that he's masterfully disguised the boundaries between the body and the painting..." The continuation of some of the brushstrokes from where her face MUST begin and the wall are amazing.

I must also ask, you did use the same acrylic paint on her as on the wall, correct? How ever did she get it off? :D
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