Body Paint Artist Transforms Humans Into Realistic Animals
COMM: Artist Gesine Marwedel creates intriguing portraits of animals, painted onto human models. GESINE MARWEDEL: It takes around 2 to 4 hours to paint the model, if I paint an animal.
If I do a full body painting with ornaments or something like that, or landscapes, it
takes up to 7 hours. GESINE MARWEDEL: You never know if it will work or not because sometimes I don’t know
the shape of my model before. I never know if I can hide all the parts that I don’t
use for the animal. COMM: It’s important for Gasine to find the right environment for each subject. GESINE MARWEDEL: For the locations, I have to search a long time. For example, I painted
an owl and I had to find a tree with a big hole so that the human could stand inside
of the tree to look at the outside. People’s reactions are always positive. I’ve never
had any negative reactions, even if I paint in public. People are surprised to see an animal
and then find out it’s a human. They love to search for the human position. I really enjoy
seeing them enjoying it.