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Makeup Turns Models into 2-D Pop Art Paintings

2D or not 2D


2D or not 2D is a series made by photographer Alexander Khokhlov and make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan. The team was increased with Veronica Ershova who had leaded the process of retouching and post-production. The authors were inspired by two-dimensional posters. The key-idea of the project was to turn the models faces into the 2D images. Valeriya used different techniques of face painting so you can see a lot of variations – from sketch and graphic arts to water-colour and oil-paintings. This is a combination of interesting make-ups, studio photography experiments and careful retouching.

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2D or not 2D

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14 responses

  1. Reblogged this on aksharaalu – Best Collections.

    December 8, 2013 at 17:17

  2. I’m absolutely gobsmacked blown away. These are marvelous!

    December 7, 2013 at 01:16

  3. Reblogueó esto en Transform The World Artisticallyy comentado:
    Hoy me ha dado por rebloguear varios post. Hace no mucho, ví este post del blog de “Emorfes” que me parece que para quién no lo hayáis visto puede gustaros bastante. El trabajo de maquillaje hecho con las modelos es digno de admiración. Espero que os guste.

    November 28, 2013 at 18:44

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  5. Hat dies auf fruityblack rebloggt und kommentierte:
    The first is a tumblr classic, but it’s hard to decide which is my favourite. XD

    November 26, 2013 at 18:33

  6. Reblogged this on nada shepherd and commented:
    This would make a great fashion shoot.

    November 26, 2013 at 14:41

  7. Wow!

    November 25, 2013 at 13:24

  8. Love the pixelated lady. Very clever. The last one is also wonderfully confusing :) It took me a while to distinguish the model’s face from the body paint.

    November 25, 2013 at 11:53

  9. Kzurc

    I could do this easy…

    November 25, 2013 at 03:21

  10. Reblogged this on natalieantoniawilkins.

    November 25, 2013 at 01:35

  11. Excellent.

    November 24, 2013 at 23:58

  12. Wow!
    Thanks :)

    November 24, 2013 at 23:49

  13. Wondeful !

    November 24, 2013 at 22:28

  14. Reblogged this on Kenny Wilson's Blog.

    November 24, 2013 at 22:27

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