Guido Daniele Hand Art

I’m sure some of you have seen the original art by Guido Daniele at some point.

I remember seeing pictures of his work a while back but only found out his actual name when I decided to do this hand art series.

His art work is pretty much the kind that just takes your breath away!

Now I know I can’t do anything which will be even half the standard of his work but I would very much like to give it my best shot.

I guess I should tell you more about Guido Daniele?

He is a hyper-realist artist who was born in Soverato, Italy. in 1990 he developed the amazing body painting technique demonstrated above. It’s only right that I point you in the direction of his website :

I’m warning you now, hold onto your jaw before you go to his website, it will fall off!

If you go through his gallery you’ll see that my hand art above is a very poor version of his one, mind you I think my sisters rabbit would disagree. I tried to stroke it after I’d taken some pictures and the poor thing just froze!

I’m have a few ideas for animal designs of my own, but for the moment till I’ve practiced a bit more I’m going to stick to re-creating Guido’s.

So feel free to have a look through his gallery and leave me a comment down bellow on which one you would like me to re-create next, or suggest an animal which hasn’t been done for me to try :)



Paper Butterflies

It occurred to me that not everyone is going to be able to draw them out like I do in the video so last night I drew a series of various butterfly wing styles for people to print out.

Using the method I’ll be showing in the tutorial you should be able to recreate the look easily, and this way you’ll also be able to select which style of butterfly wings you prefer.

Something else you might like to do is layer the wings.

So instead of just using one style you could cut out the fist picture and the last picture down bellow and apply both of them.

Finally one more thing you can do is paint the wings.

One thing that looks especially stunning is when you paint only one side of the wings so that when you open of close your eyes there is a flash of colour.

In case you haven’t seen it hear is my tutorial :)

My Face Charts

For those of you who watch me on blog TV you’ve probably seen a few of these, but there are one or two which are sneak peaks of looks I need to get around to doing so I hope you like them.

The face chart on the left is the first face chart I ever did, and for those of you who have been following my videos for a while you’ll recognize it as the Chinese New Year Makeup (because every one secretly wants a dragon on their face).

The one on the right is one I’m planning to do for a District 9 look.

The idea behind this one is that it’s what Wikus would have looked like as the alien transformation really began to kick in. It’s one of those looks I have had in my head since I saw the film, but I need to practice more with special effects before I can pull it off

The first face chart I did for my terminator look. I still think that look is one of the best I have ever done, but I’m hoping that in the next few months I can improve enough make something even better!

The second one in the middle is for a vampire look I never got around to doing. With any luck I’ll get it done this summer in time for halloween.

Again, the one on the right was for my Glam Goth look.

Lol these are my idea of “wearable” looks. Ok maybe the one on the right is a bit extreme but these are the kind of looks I would wear for a night out. They’re interesting and different.

I really need to get one of these three done, which one would you like to see me record first?