Fresco: pigment on plaster or acrylic on flesh!
The designers at Fresco Creative love to draw inspiration from those amazing people out there that approach art in a completely unique way. Alexa Meade is one such person – she is an installation artist based in Washington DC who paints real people into unique 3D portraits. Most portrait artists start with a blank canvas – not Alexa! She starts with a fully clothed person and applies the paint directly to the skin/fabric/shoe/background to create the impression of a more traditional painting – but her works are anything but traditional!
Check out her Flickr page for a closer look at her process: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexameade/sets/72157622826164694/