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A captivating portfolio of select body paintings by artist Mark Greenawalt, featuring beautiful models and professional photography.
A captivating portfolio of select body paintings by artist Mark Greenawalt, featuring beautiful models and professional photography.
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The story behind Coats of Paint

It's been a fantastic journey of painting on human canvases since the turn of the century.  I have selected this collection of images from the hundreds of projects that I have completed over the years.  Many were completed as live performance art at galleries while others were projects completed while teaching the art of body painting around the world.

The models included in Coats of Paint

I've had the opportunity to work with some really incredible models and I truly recognize and appreciate their contribution to the final images. It's been a pleasure getting to know them. The models in this book are also doctors and lawyers, Playmates and entertainers, students and teachers, cosplayers and gymnasts, and so many other fascinating alter egos.  I am thankful to each and every one of them for contributing their time and talent and of course their beauty.  Here is a listing of the models from Coats of Paint:

Megan Brock (cover), Alison Cember (2 image appearances), Cynthia Van Eygen, Sharen Seitz, Evy Vermeulen, Amiii Richey, Tanya Mendes, Nyx Ortega, Molly Ehmann, Lindsey Electra, Chatel Birkett, Sarah Pirie, Julianna Muse, Cheyenne Silver, Stephanie Kyle, Connie Clapper, Jen Amber (3 image appearances), Lessa Michelle, Kelsey Weathers, Sheila Crosby, Erin St. Blaine (2 image appearances), April Mae Jorgensen, Gummi, Nikki Darling, Encina Severa (2 image appearances), Autumn Allbritton, Funz, Trisha Youkhana, Meria Birchak, Autumn Ivy, Mary Carver, Illyra Lynn Vote, Paris Harshman (3 image appearances), Matthew Lenzi, Courtney Black, Alexandria Pierce, Lynette Brooks, Lia Fowler, Chelle Bell, Kate Perrin, Ally Reynolds, Kyndra Jackson, Kristel Ama, Miss Krystle, Sonja Allen, Stacey Tappenden, Sarah Bowers, Kay Kochman, and Sadie Yurista

Contributing photographers in Coats of Paint

There is no doubt that the contribution of creative photography can elevate the impact of a bodypainted model. In addition to being a book of body painting art, Coats of Paint is also a portfolio of glamorous photography. I enjoy the artistic contribution of photography and I've spent a lot of time learning the tools of the trade and principles of creating alluring images.  I was the photographer for a majority of these images, but I would like to credit the other contributing photographers whose images moved me and became some of my favorite selections for this book.  Thank you to Don Crossland (3 image credits), Daveed Benito, Brad Garner, Ed Clapper, Steve Gladyz, Images by O'D, Ratchford, and Christos Sewell.

T H E  S T R E T C H  G O A L S

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T H E   R E W A R D S

The Digital Edition

Screen Image of Digital Edition
Screen Image of Digital Edition

The PDF version can be viewed on your tablet or smart phone in addition to your computer screen.  The ability to see the images backlighted brings out some of the details that make each image special.

The Comic Book Edition

The Comic Book Edition of Coats of Paint
The Comic Book Edition of Coats of Paint

 Don't let the name full you.  This is a professionally printed portfolio book that comes in a compact size, but it still features all of the wonderful images in the Soft Cover edition.

The Soft Cover Book

Soft Cover Edition of Coats of Paint
Soft Cover Edition of Coats of Paint

The Soft Cover Edition of Coats of Paint The Soft Cover Edition of Coats of Paint This is the edition that was inspired by the art books that inspired me as a young artist. I modeled the aspect ratios and the general format after the portfolio books of Boris and Frazetta. My hope is that my art will inspire someone out there too.

The Krystle Edition

The Coats of Paint Soft Cover Book with The Bonus Music CD from Recording Artist Miss Krystle
The Coats of Paint Soft Cover Book with The Bonus Music CD from Recording Artist Miss Krystle

 I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Miss Krystle on her music video for the song "I Don't Cry".  She was bodypainted in the video and photographer Cristos Sewell captured some beautiful images of her on set.  One of his images is featured in the book and another image is included in the CD insert for Miss Krystle's "Run" CD that includes the song "I Don't Cry".  There is a very limited number of this tier available.

The Bundle Package of Coats of Paint

The Soft Cover and Comic Edition of Coats of Paint
The Soft Cover and Comic Edition of Coats of Paint

Can't decide which format to get...get both!  Plus this tier also includes the digital PDF version and an 8"X12" glossy photo of the cover image (not pictured).

 Book Plus Limited Edition Metal Print

Soft Cover Coats of Paint and Limited Edition Metal Print of "Curves and Keys"
Soft Cover Coats of Paint and Limited Edition Metal Print of "Curves and Keys"

 For the collectors of limited edition items, this is the tier for you.  The beautiful sheen of prints on metal is something you have to see to believe.  

The 6-Pack Wholesale Package

Bulk pricing for resellers and really cool gift givers.
Bulk pricing for resellers and really cool gift givers.

 Hello bookstores, comic book shops, and distributors. Buy in bulk and save.

Workshop with Mark Greenawalt

Image by McDonald Photography - Body Art Class at Bodyssey 2016 in Banff Canada.
Image by McDonald Photography - Body Art Class at Bodyssey 2016 in Banff Canada.

 Wanna see how I do body painting?  I'm an open book at my classes.  Come learn with me.

Limited Edition Cover Girl

Want to be on the cover of a limited edition comic book and have some cool body painting images for your portfolio?  Check out this tier.

Who will be on the limited edition cover?
Who will be on the limited edition cover?

 

Risks and challenges

The graphic design and layout of the project is complete. We have secured printers for this project and have done a test run of 25 copies of each book to iron out any of the details of procurement. Everything has worked smoothly and although there can always be unforeseen circumstances, we believe that we have a well oiled machine that will be able to deliver your rewards in a timely manner. I can assure you that I will provide timely updates and prompt resolution if unforeseen delays/issues occur.

We are standing by and ready to print once the Kickstarter campaign ends. Once we receive the raised funds, we will be placing orders to complete printing and preparing to ship them as soon as possible. My intent is to make sure everyone has their rewards by April 4th, my 50th birthday, at the latest, but hope to beat that date by several weeks if possible.

We will be somewhat dependent on you to provide all of the necessary address and specific requests and also on Kickstarter to process the funding. We do not foresee any delays due to this.

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    Coats of Paint - Digital Edition

    Save a tree and view the entire Coats of Paint book featuring the body art of Mark Greenawalt on your computer or mobile device!

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    Coats of Paint - Comic Book Edition

    This is a standard comic book size (6.625″x10.25″) edition that features Full Color Cover and Interiors pages printed on 80# Gloss Text paper. The interior page count is 48 pages and the cover is printed on 100# Gloss Text Stock

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    Coats of Paint - Soft Cover Book

    This tier is for the 9"X12" soft cover version of the book. There are 100 full color pages printed on 80lb gloss paper gathered in a perfect bound book. The "Curves And Keys" image wraps from the front to the back cover with a gloss finish. This book also features a forward by world renown body artist and TV personality Craig Tracy.

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    Krystle Tier - Book & Miss Krystle CD

    This tier includes the 9"X12" soft cover version of the book plus the "Run" CD by recording artist Miss Krystle. The beautiful image of the bodypainted Miss Krystle in the Coats of Paint book was from her music video for the song "I Don't Cry". This song is included on the "Run" CD that you'll receive from this tier. Upon request, both Miss Krystle and Mark will sign both the book and CD. (Note that the CD cover also includes photography, artwork, and body painting by Mark Greenawalt).

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    Coats of Paint - Bundle Pack

    Can't decide? Get all three versions of Coats of Paint plus a bonus 9"X12" glossy photo of the cover image signed by the cover model Megan Brock.

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    • Coats of Paint - Soft Cover Book
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    Curves & Keys - Book & Ltd. Metal Print

    This tier includes the 9"X12" soft cover version of the book plus the limited edition metal print of the cover image of model Megan Brock wearing the painted-on piano. These metal prints measure 11"X17" and are limited to 75. (Note that the prints do not include the text and graphics on the cover of the book, just the photo image).

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    Coats of Paint - Wholesale 6-Pack

    Package of (6) copies of the softbound Coats of Paint books for retailers, booksellers, and people who want send this book to all their friends on their birthdays.

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    Body Art Workshop With Mark Greenawalt

    Hands-on instruction on the art of body painting with instructor Mark Greenawalt. Classes to be held in the Metro Phoenix Arizona area for up to 8 students (travel expenses not included). Workshop includes 4-hours of sponge and brush techniques, airbrush, marketing, and final photography. Class model included, however students can bring their own model too. Classes to take place on selected Saturday afternoons from April through June. This tier also includes a copy of the Coats of Paint Comic Book Edition.

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    Bodypaint model for Ltd Comic Cover

    This tier includes a body painting session with Mark Greenawalt in the Metro Phoenix area (travel not included) that will be featured as a limited edition cover for the Coats of Paint Comic Book edition. This includes a photoshoot with Mark Greenawalt once painted and a digital copy of all of the images in exchange for a model release form. So you want to be a cover girl, here's your chance. Four models will be selected for this project. Comic book will be limited to 50 numbered copies and each model will receive 5 of copies as comps. Session to take place by June 2017.

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