This incredible picture of a moth has a hidden painted woman camouflaged inside it.
The seemingly old black and white picture is transformed in a video which shows a painted woman stepping out of the image.
The image – comprising a model who blends in perfectly when posing in front of a similarly painted background – was created by award-winning Chicago bodypainter Paul Roustan.
Model Audrey Biernacki was carefully covered in paint by the artist, who then created a helpful video of his work in order to show people exactly where to find her.
The 34-year-old artist from Rhode Island, said:
‘I’ve been painting professionally since 2005.
‘I stumbled into bodypainting I was working for an adult magazine called Blank and I came up with the idea of painting one of the models for a shoot.
‘We gave it a shot and it worked and I’ve been in love with bodypainting ever since.
‘I’m a very impatient artist I don’t like the process of creating the art but I like the results.
‘For me I have to finish a piece as quickly as possible.’
It took the artist around five hours to create the picture – three to paint the background and two hours to paint the model.
He filmed the footage on a digital SLR camera but slowed the footage down to create effect. Roustan said:
‘The thing I love about bodypainting is as soon as it’s painted and the model starts to move it becomes a whole new artwork, it comes to life.
‘If I paint a canvas or a mannequin I get bored as I like to see my work come to life.
‘The moth creation came out just as I hoped – you look at the image as one and then when the model moves out from the background you see another side to the piece.
‘Sometimes I come up with an idea and then find a model to use to bring that idea to life.
‘For most of my designs I use the model as my inspiration – I find out a bit about them, what they’re interests are and use that as the inspiration for my painting.’
Source | DailyMail