About Face - face painting, make-up and body art by Zoë Thornbury-Phillips

Body Art Award

'Body Painter of the Year' at the UK Face and Body Art convention, 2007 (Sponsored by Snazaroo)

Theme: Wild in the jungle

The design took about six hours to complete. I was looking for originality and tried to use the body’s lines as part of the picture. I think you can see this with the head of the large ant on the hip of my model. I also used her arm position to enhance the ant’s journey and added a 3D element by sticking a leaf to her shoulder and using fake butterflies. I wanted to make the model become the scene rather than the scene just being painted on her skin.

Thanks again to Sheila, my model, whose time, patience and poise made it possible for me to enter the competition.

Face painting, body art and make-up by Zoë Thornbury-Phillips