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Amazing painting for a cause
Posted April 25th, 2011 No Comments
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Three women become a tiger paintingIf you think you’ve seen art, think again. What artist Craig Tracy has come up with is nothing short of amazing.

He chose a canvas with a difference for his striking three-dimensional picture of a tiger.

Three naked women spent an amazing 24 hours as his subjects as he assembled his masterpiece to raise awareness about the plight of endangered creatures. Mr Tracy assembled the women on the floor of his studio and then used paint specifically designed for human skin.

“I’ve never had a negative interaction regarding what I paint or how I paint it” – Craig said. The self confessed art nut believes this particular work is his most successful and important of his life. He added: The South China Tiger image is certainly one of my favourite images so far.

“I love what it represents and all of the good that it has done to help save the tiger.”

Below is the final painting. Can you spot the women?

Tiger_Painting

From humble beginnings as an airbrush artist in a local shopping mall at the tender age of 16 – Craig has gone on to set up the world’s first art gallery dedicated to body painting.

After graduating from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, he went on to become a freelance illustrator.
But soon decided it wasn’t the right career choice for him.

He said: “I actually hated being an Illustrator. I was so disappointed by just how mind-numbingly boring and lonely it all was.”

The body painter started with just a small amount of face painting before, several years later, he took to painting whole bodies into art works. Now he owns and operates the first gallery dedicated solely to body painted images – which includes his stunning South China Tiger work inspired by Tom Mangelsen’s photograph.

The gallery allows visitors to see firsthand how body painting is done and he personally meets and educates hundreds of people each week in the New Orleans studio.

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