John Poppleton Body Landscapes Creatively Glow Using Black Lights

By: Misel Saban - Mar 3, 2016
References: poppletonportraits & sobadsogood
John Poppleton is an artist that creatively specializes in body portraits by painting landscapes onto the skin using glowing paint that is brought to life under a black light. The illustrations depict various settings of sunsets, tree lines and beaches while incorporating the model's body positioning as an element of the artwork.

The style of painting Poppleton does is known as 'bodyscape' that focuses on utilizing the female figure as a canvas to depict nature. The illustrations are done using fluorescent paint in a range of technicolor shades to depict scenes of sunsets over beautiful blackened landscapes. The illustrations are done directly on the skin and each is unique in the model's positioning, use of color and illustration. Under the black light the fluorescent paints come alive and glow with deep richness.