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12th June 2016 / Illustration

Artist Transforms Into Comic Book Superheroes With Stunning 2D Body Paintings

Professional cosplayer and fashion designer Kay Pike has been bringing comic book characters to life by painting them onto her body.

She has shared videos of her efforts on her Instagram page, recreating characters like Thanos, Captain Marvel, and Two-Face in a bold and colorful graphic style that is similar to comic book drawings.

Check out her videos below, and follow the artist for more of her impressive body paintings.

Dark Phoenix is who I painted last time on http://www.twitch.tv/kaypikefashion This insanely powerful very complex character was a joy to create in paint. I used a viscous amount of ambient orange lights and back-lighting of red. Light was affecting every paint choice 😀 It was a Challenge as always to to the extreme contrasts with the style. I last did it with Robin. The animation was fun too, We turned up the gel lamp and tied it into the blowing animation. Fire and Drama 😀 Im practising up as one day I want to paint @lustredust as the green version *lifegoals* The Wig is a Matilda in Crimson from @ardawigs #darkphoenix #jeangray #marvel #xmen #comics #StanLee @shadesofjeangrey @halesbells @sophiet @sirpatstew @thehughjackman @bryanjaysinger @therealstanlee @gregpakpix @ryanstegman @stanleecomikaze @therealstanlee #JackKirby @xmenmovies @xmengeek @comics @comic_con #redhair #yyc #calgary #bodyart @twitch @kryolanofficial @mehronmakeup @mehroncanada @sephora @calgaryexpo @bennyemakeup #mehronmakeup #kryolanofficial #mehron @wolfefaceartfx @ardacanada #makeup #mua #makeupartist #comic #comicbooks #cosplay #cospaint #twitchcreative #twitch #fanart @amazingmakeupart #beauty @comicbookresources @geekfantasymagazine #Dark #Phoenix #bodypaint #paint

A video posted by ? Kay Pike ? (@kaypikefashion) on

Remember me crying as robin on twitch.tv? http://www.twitch.tv/kaypikefashion/v/36451375. … you remember the bat dance. We all do Sweet sweet robin tears. That was an emotional day. So #happiness #explosion. This is Tim Drake trying out Dickie’s hairstyle witch is many levels of ironic if you remember Tims’ character, he wanted to be red robin to specifically not be Jason…But in my version he is Richard curious. This was a lot of fun and I pushed myself beyond my stamina and actually had NO life meter at the end (you can see what that looks like) I’m not sponsored in any-way but I found an awesome red that actually didn’t upset me. Beach Berry #paradise by #mehron @mehroncanada life is good. #robin #timdrake #dickgrayson #burtward #gotham  #batman #adamwest #timburton #dc #dccomics @batman @timburtonmovies @geoffjohnsdc @dccomics @dcentertainment @batman.official @thenealadams @jimleeart @kryolanofficial @mehronmakeup #twitch #twitchcreative #creative  #makeup #bodypaint #bodyart #paint #art #artist #cospaint #cosplay #cosplayer #yyc @twitch A video posted by ? Kay Pike ? (@kaypikefashion) on

Captian Marvel Bodypaint! Why Carol? she looks like my friend De <3 <3  From my Twitch Stream last nigt :3 Friendship is magic guys. Im a little overly critical of this one, I rushed the bust down, because 10pm ha. Im tyring to practice a spandex glow without being symetrical….. But thats okay were our own worst critics. Had fun as usual. Thanks again for everyone who kept me from quitting when the paint was flaking, and not going on opaique. I was table flipping and you took me back down to bob ross mode 🙂 You guys are awesome. I learned alot as usual. Including how to get my hair on top of my head. Holy jeebus super major props to all hairstylists out there. Like people take three foot long hair and do this on a daily basis. Toats willing to work with any hairstylists in YYC that want to save me 2 hours of my life for promotion. #carol #marvel #cartoon #comic #twitchcreative #twitch #stream #livestream #bodypainting #effort #makeup #excitement #video #chat #streaming #nervous #entertaining #tips #conversation #allday #friendship @twitch @marvel #captianmarvel #pvc #spandex #costume #yyc #hair #fauxhawk

A video posted by ? Kay Pike ? (@kaypikefashion) on

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