Butterfly by Craig Tracy is a Hyper-Realistic Image of a Panther

 - Apr 11, 2011
References: paintedalive & buzzfeed
What first seems like an incredible painting by Craig Tracy because even more spectacular when you discover more about the amazing piece of art. Craig Tracy’s white panther is an stunning hyper-real painting, but what makes it even more exceptional is that part of it is made out of a female body.

Craig Tracy combined body art with traditional canvas painting to produce this piece entitled Butterfly. The curvaceous body of the model was transformed into the center of the feline’s face. The reason this piece is titled Butterfly and not panther is because of the subtle butterfly image that was created as the cat’s nose.

Another amazing note about this Craig Tracy painting is that both the model and backdrop were completed within the same 24 hour time-frame.