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Creating An Optical Illusion With Body Paint

Body painting is a crazy art that takes a lot of thought and concentration. Being able to turn someone's body into something that looks non-human is an impressive skill that not a lot of people can do.

We were lucky enough to find someone who could do this, and she gave us the run down on how to make an optical illusion using body paint! Alina Sauve is a professional makeup artist who does everything from wedding makeup to full body painting transformations. Her ability to transform people using nothing but paint is incredible!  Check out the awesome optical illusion she did below!

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Alina started in the center of her illusion, creating the main line that everything would twist around. She created a bunch of curled lines that would help create the effect.

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She then filled in the blank spaced with black.

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She then added in some shading to really bring it to life. By adding darker areas toward the center, and highlights in the middle of the green stripes, it gives the paint a 3D effect.

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Now it looks like there is a spinning vortex through the middle of his back!

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Alina has done a lot of really cool pieces. Check out some of her previous work below!

Alina Sauve

Alina Sauve

Alina Sauve

Alina Sauve

Alina Sauve

Alina Sauve

Check out Alina Sauve on Facebook for more of her amazing work!


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