World Bodypainting Festival Model

I am very honored to have been accepted as a World Bodypainting Festival Model at the 2016 Festival!

2016 World Bodypainting Festival

The festival is the biggest and most important world-wide event for bodypainters, special effects make up artists and their models.  Official events take place July 1st to 3rd with side events starting as early as June 27th.  The events take place in Austria in a town along a beautiful lake called Wörthersee.  I am super excited to be involved and looking forward to arriving early to explore Austria.

 

Bodypaint Model Process

Being accepted as a model is an exciting first step in the process leading up to the competition.  The second is to get paired up with an artist.  The way this works is that my profile and images will go into an online database accessible to artists who have also been accepted into the competition.  I am confident that someone will pick me, but in any event I have it on good authority that I may be able to participate in one of the many valuable workshops as a model.  In addition there is a pool of models available in case of no-shows at the event.

 

2016 World Bodypaint Festival Themes

Themes for the 2016 events are as follows:

Friday & Saturday – “Metamorphosis – the Art of Transformation”
Sunday – Propaganda – “Control of the Public Mind”
Creative makeup award – “Retro Drama”

 

Bodypaint Artist Credits

I am very grateful to everyone who has supported me in the world of bodypainting, including Living Art America, Brandon McGill, Anthony Dortch, Angela Rene Roberts, Cully Firmin, Liliana Sepulveda HopmanTashi Honery, Frank Orthel and especially to Craig Tracy for his studio and gallery in the French Quarter of New Orleans where I first discovered this amazing art!

I plan to be traveling almost the entire two years of 2016 and 2017 and welcome any offers from artists who may want advanced practice.  I am very open to visiting artists in their country ahead of time and making sure we are winners!  Be sure to visit my blog posts on bodypainting, the bodypainting gallery, and the nude bodypainting gallery.

 

World Bodypainting Festival Photos

Used with permission of the WB-Festival Austria.  I have not been successful with requests for artist or model names to give proper credit.

 

Note: The above images are used with the permission of the World Bodypainting Festival and are copyrighted material with the copyrights belonging to the photographers and models.  Please do not reuse images from christopherryan.com.

 

Craig Tracy Bodypainting Video

Please be sure to check out my video being bodypainted by world-famous artist Craig Tracy.

 

About The Author

Model, photographer, traveler, and writer. I was born and raise in the south and maintain as much southern charm as possible while counteracting the stereotypical racist bible thumping attitude expected by so many.

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