Wednesday, October 19

James Kuhn’s Face Painting Is Amazing Stuff

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!



ice-cream-face-paint


classic-actors


conan-face-paint


donkey-face-paint


flounder-face-paint


fly-face-paint





green-mask-body-paint-optical-illusion


popcorn-face

pizza-face-paint

taz-face-paint

4913077345_42fcfbf628_z

4957979714_25380e5626_z

5130421591_db3a4043f0_b

5271597517_af99d5a915_b

5422979234_f257a868f4_b

5638805962_439326b963_b

5628565752_47e94bf2c6_b

5922261379_c4760516a5_b

5919787903_5477cfb45e_b

5971701937_9a9160923b_b

5989238816_c5b60b1901_b

6078410794_a9aae4c355_b



6091034496_e2a857bf68_b

6100162525_786b307ec9_b

6124853832_67b81cc13b_b

6101934038_7ef23dd623_b

6086504317_820a196075_b

6133966618_1580c143e8_b

4581996631_10763c429c_b

5419650575_8658d9ec4b_b

4955372175_7928f28b93_o


6181931245_2b006daf97_b


6200595387_c6682aaf30_b

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?
 
Photobucket  Keep On Bloggin’!

No comments:

Post a Comment

I hope you like the geekiness and topics that I write about in Wonderland. Let me know by leaving me a comment so I write more. Thank you for coming!