By JC Chen
BB STAFF | AUGUST 10, 2020
PHOTOGRAPHY | JC CHEN
MODEL | TERESA CHEUNG
MUA | LILY WONG
BBM: How long have you been a body-painting artist?
JC Chen: I fell in love with drawing as a child, and was exposed to body painting while studying art at The Cooper Union. I have been fine-tuning my skills for well over 10 years.
BBM: What inspired the artistic composition on
JC Chen: I was inspired by Teresa’s beauty and body line as a professional swimmer and turn that into a canvas for artistic expression. I felt the bikinis
composition best drew out her curves and most
outstanding features as an Asian fashion model.
BBM: Do you create body paint designs for a variety of body types? For example, full-figure, petite, and dark complexions?
JC Chen: Yes, I love to work on all body types.
Different lines, curves, and shapes offer different
challenges and opportunities as an artist.
BBM: What’s an average price for a full body paint design?
JC Chen: I average $400 to $600 per design,
depending on the time and materials required.
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