I have written a blog about body painting in the past and I find it very interesting to see what an artist can come up with when painting bodies. James Kuhn is famous for painting his own face and his results are striking!
As a New Years resolution for 2008 Kuhn challenged himself to create a new face painting everyday and then photographed them to upload them to his website. He calls it a 365 a face a day project by James Kuhn. “Face Paint Diary.”
Kuhn says; “I started this project as something to do on a snowy day to avoid house cleaning. The first faces were for me only and I did not spend much time on them. I put the faces on the internet on my Flickr page www.flickr.com/photos/hawhawjames and they seem to have captured the imagination of the public because I have over 5 million views total so far! As the project continued I spent more and more time and effort to do my best and along the way I have become a fair face painter, if I do say so myself! I have always been creative and this 365 diary gave me lots of workouts for my brain. I missed one day when my cousin passed away but was quite loyal to doing the work daily. I am now in the middle of my second 365 faces! Yes, I am truly crazed :] check it out!”
Here are some still images Kuhn has done. The guy really is creative and there seems to be nothing he won’t try. I’m loving James work and there is a lot of cool stuff he’s done that you can find online. In the meantime, enjoy!
I like his work, his face paintings are very clever. He found that face painting is something that clicked within him and he kept up with it. His work keeps improving and is very popular.
For something that started out as a New Years resolution ended up as an awesome art career for James Kuhn. I’m looking forward to seeing his second 365 a face a day project when it’s finished.
So what do you think of his face painting?
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