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Illusion Issue 29 - Spring 2015

If you are a seasoned painter then no doubt you are after some fresh ideas. Well what we’ve got for you in this issue will blow you away. In fact, this is possibly the quirkiest edition of Illusion that you will have ever seen. And if you’ve just got started in this industry then you’ll be needing straightforward, achievable designs that look good when you give them a try. Well, this issue has got plenty of those too.  Take a look at:

·       Jennifer Parker. We’ve been so excited about Jennifer’s new series for Illusion and finally here it is! Her Little People designs will get your head buzzing with ideas and possibilities. She shows you the options and then it’s up to you what original art you create.

·       Nadja Hluchovsky. Did Nadja’s gnome on our cover catch your eye? Just wait until you see her artwork inside. We think Nadja probably sees the human form differently from most people as she gets her models to pose in positions that transform them into animals and insects. From caterpillars and snails to starfish and lions – you will be inspired by Nadja’s art.

·       Susanne Daoud. What impresses us here at Illusion is Susanne’s incredible attention to detail. And she takes the concept of animating your art to a whole new level as she skilfully matches body shapes and dog breeds in her painting. You will have never seen anything like this Australian’s talent and even her body painting business has an original twist.  

·       Cesia Landaverde. This self-taught artist tailors her paintings to her own features – her beautiful big eyes. This has led to her fabulous cartoon-style characters which are full of expression and personality. Once you’ve seen them you’ll be wanting to have a go yourself.

This issue is packed with all of your favourite things, the gallery pages where we feature the designs of our readers, 14 step-by-step designs, news of some great new products on the market. Technical articles where you can learn some great new techniques and ideas from our regular artists Sophia Leadill Taylor and Jennifer Parker.

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Illusion Issue 28

We are delighted to be able to share with you an interview with none other than Jocelyn Casdorph who has been a pioneer in the industry for over 15 years. Then there are the rising stars of the future such as Nikki Shelley – her art spread like wild fire when she got up the courage to share it on social media.

Our feature on the new TV series Skin Wars shows just how mainstream face and body painting is becoming. And the industry is constantly looking for new styles of painting and new products that will push artists to expand their skills further – and of course we’ve got plenty of original ideas and glittering goodies that will help you do just that.  Take a look at:

Jocelyn Casdorph. This artist is face and body painting royalty. She started her pioneering career at none other than Enjoy Your Face with Nick and Brian Wolfe, Jay Bautista and Chris Davis before anyone even knew who they were. Her interview is packed full of ideas of how to succeed in the industry.

Olga Gila. Our impressive cover artist creates the whole package. Not only does she paint colourful and precise designs, she also makes complex headdresses, necklaces and corsets to complement them. The combination of make-up and decoration makes for some truly stunning images.  

Nikki Shelley. Be prepared to be scared! Nikki’s designs are truly gruesome and remarkably realistic. People often can’t believe that her designs are simply paint and not made with prosthetics. 

Angela Youngs. With her actor husband, Angela runs a successful theatre company, so it’s no surprise that her designs are full of drama. The story behind her artwork is both fascinating and emotional.

Then you’ll be chuckling at Suzanne Mykolojenko’s take on painting jams, blown away by 15-year-old Rachel Madison’s talent and itching to pick up a bucket and have a go at clay modelling after you’ve seen Syl Verberk’s tutorial. 

And that’s before you’ve even got to all the regular contributions. From Sophia Leadhill Taylor’s technical tips on curls, swirls and teardrops to Craig Tracy’s backstage expose of Skin Wars – there’s plenty to brighten up your winter. This issue feels like all our Christmas presents wrapped up in one glossy colourful parcel!

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Illusion Issue 27

Autumn 2014 Issue 27

Cover artist Alexys Fleming Madeulook

This wonderful new issue is 60 pages packed with ideas and inspiration, we have a cool cover and interview from Alexys Fleming

Amazing body art by Lorraine Taylor 

Ashlea Henson shares her working face paint desings which you can add to your repertoire

13 brillant new step-by-step designs including two new Quirgles from Jody Rife

Mouth art designs from Laura Jenkinson which are sure to make you smile! 

AND MUCH MUCH MORE!

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Illusion Issue 26

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Summer 2014 Issue 26

Just wait until you see what we've got for you inside our summer issue. When you see it for the first time we know you will be blown away by it just as we were. The cover is by French artist Stéphanie Bernard alongside our four-page feature on her.

  • We also have artist John Poppleton who shares with Illusion on what he is able to do with UV paint and black light photography
  • Erin Skeen's art, we can promise you that you will never have seen art like this before. Her Face Lady characters disguise and transform normal facial features.
  • Russian-born artist Ksenia Dudkina has taken the industry by storm; discover exactly how she got where she is today.
  • With a degree in scentific and natural history, Sarah Scarer Smith's designs focus on the animal kingdom.
  • We also have Shawna Del Real, Dawn Anderson and Julie Husband, who these amazing women all calmly combine successful careers with motherhood. They share their tips on how they manage their hectic lives and what inspires their designs.
  • And there are of course all the other regular articles that you've come to expect from the Illusion team. We are delighted to welcome our new Let's get technical artist, Sophia Leadill Taylor - as she clearly explains the science behind colour. In his fine art column, Craig Tracy shares his brilliant method of putting a value on your pieces of artwork. And there are plenty of step-by-steps to try, including Margi Kanter's superb pirate design.

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Illusion Issue 25

Winter 2013 Edition 25

Sophia Leadill Taylor has written a brilliant guide for you about using stencils and how they have revolutionised the way that we paint, while Tal Peleg will blow you away with her eye designs.

We’re also seeing lots more cartoon-style designs emerging and our regular columnist Margi Kanter probably has a lot to do with that. And one-stroke is still gaining popularity so we’ve included lots of new products for you on the review page.

Take cover artist Jody Rife, who’s the Queen of the Quirgles, who paints the quirkiest creatures you’ll ever meet and the most unique face painting concept. Read about her new book, Quirgles  the must-have book of the year.

We have 3 fabulous artists, Arjhay, Katja Kyd and Belinda Wurmitzer who have created fun designs especially to inspire the working face painter.

Of course there are also your regular favourites too including product reviews, galleries and an incredible 18 step-by-steps for you to try.

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Illusion Issue 24

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Winter 2013 Edition 24

With amazing cover painted by Mona Turnbull and also featuring an exclusive interview with Mona and her unique style of art

Nick Wolfe shows us how to paint planes!

You can read all about Julie Husband and her delicate face painting designs.

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Illusion Issue 23

Autumn 2013 Edition 23

Cover artist Brian Wolfe is one of the pioneers of face painting. Along with his twin brother Nick, they have developed styles and techniques that have transformed the face and body painting industry that we know today. Brian tells his in-depth story exclusively in this issue. This is definitely one to read.

Brierley Thorpe gives you the background story to one stroke face painting and then goes on to give a clear introduction to trying it out for yourself. Then we’ve got interviews with the talented Sophia Leadill-Taylor and Lisa Marie MacKinnon. And we can absolutely promise you that you will have never met anyone quite like Ronnie Mena – his designs cleverly challenge our ideas of how men and women are painted.

The brilliant Jay Bautista shares his best brushstrokes for framing designs while the gorgeously honest Jody Rife shares her secrets for flattering aging eyes and making the best of those laughter lines and wrinkles.

WIth 13 step-by-step designs, product reviews, technical pages and much more, this is 60 pages dedicated to the amazing face and body art industry.

 

 

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Illusion Issue 22

Summer, June 2013

60 Pages of fantastic face and body art images to give you great ideas for your Summer designs

Cover artist Kelly Jane Erkin from England

Four fantastic pages of cat designs in our Wild about cats! feature

Featured artists include Nicola White, Olga Meleca, Craig Tracy

Face painting gallery, body painting gallery, belly painting gallery

Product reviews and diary dates.

 

 

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Illusion Issue 21

Winter 2012

  • 60 Pages of inspiring ideas for any face or body painter.
  • Cover artist Lynne Jamieson.
  • Featured artists include Brian Wolfe, Marcela Murad, Lisa Joy Young, Lauren-Rae Chismar, Andrea O' Donnell and more!
  • Face painting gallery, body painting gallery, belly painting gallery.
  • Product reviews. 

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Illusion Issue 20

Winter 2012

  • 60 Pages of inspiring ideas for any face or body painter.
  • Cover artist Lynne Jamieson.
  • Featured artists include Brian Wolfe, Marcela Murad, Lisa Joy Young, Lauren-Rae Chismar, Andrea O' Donnell and more!
  • Face painting gallery, body painting gallery, belly painting gallery.
  • Product reviews. 

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Illusion Issue 19

Autumn 2012

Cover artist Heather Green, owner of Silly Farm delights us with a brilliant front cover and spends time with Illusion sharing a few secrets about herself. We are delighted to share an outstanding 20 step-by-steps in this issue; from Celtic butterfly princesses, unicorns, tribal and flames all with clear step-by-step instructions to help you create your own stunning versions. Welcome back Margi Kanter who shares a seasonal design with a comical turkey and has exclusive tips for bringing art to life and shows how to create fun-loving cartoons of your own. Meet Svetlana Keller from The Principality of Liechtenstein who showcases her beautiful face art and two step-by-steps that are perfect for boys and girls. Continually coming up with new ideas and keeping designs fresh and original is a challenge for every artist but Becstar Anthony seems to make it look easy. Not only has Bec come up with another step-by-step, she also keeps us up-to-date with her new exciting projects she is launching. Make-up fans will love how resident Charles Fox make-up artist; Gemma Horner shares secrets in achieving the ever-popular smokey eye look. She takes it to another level when she shares two further step-by-steps with extreme eye make-up and an Avant-garde look. Mark Reid is the master of blending and sharp lines and has broken down one of his complex designs into enough steps for us all to give it a go. Regular contributor to Illusion Nick Wolfe explains the importance of layering and paints and incredible skull backbone with clear photography and step-by-steps. There is also an exciting look at new products that have have hit the market plus seven pages of Illusion's readers designs in our galleries including for the first time, a henna gallery.

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Illusion Issue 17

Spring 2012

  • 19 step-by-step designs in this jam packed issue! everything from eye designs, frog, phoenix, jellyfish, hearts, dolphins and spring flowers are covered!
  • Claire Guest loves to paint clown designs, she tells us about her inspiration and shows us all her different styles of clown faces.
  • Nick and Brian Wolfe explain how to paint fur and show four designs that use the fur technique.
  • Sean Avram explains how shading and shadows can add impact and depth to your designs Jorg Dusterwald has created stunning images where he blends body painted models into natural landscapes, breathtaking images not to me missed.
  • Two pages of new products, reviews, galleries, step-by-steps...it's all here!

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Illusion Issue 16

Winter 2012

  • Wendy Fantasia brings a riot of colour to the cover and shares with Illusion her adrenaline rush for body painting competitions.
  • Read the fascinating story of Georgette Pressler, who works as a live performance body art painter in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Athena Zhe’s future looks bright as she shares her bold face & body art designs & explains how her interesting life as an impersonator & artist keeps her busy.
  • Fans of Nick Wolfe will love to read how he believes painting is one of the most important jobs to have.
  • Canadian artist Sean Avram shows how to understand the fundamentals of creating depth to designs.
  • Henna fans will be in for a treat as Leah Reddell shares with Illusion her amazing compositions onto pregnant bellies with contemporary henna.
  • This issue is packed with 15 step-by-steps designs from some of the biggest names in the industry, including Amy Grigg, Jenny Saunders, Ezia Leach and a beautiful abstract horse design from Mary Fairgrieve.
  • There is also a review from the World Bodypainting festival and a look at new and exciting products that have hit the market.

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Illusion Issue 15

Summer 2011

  • We have packed this issue with ideas to inspire, whether your art is purely for the joy of it – or your livelihood.
  • Nikki-Marie Rogers brings a riot of colour to the front cover of the bumper 60 page Summer issue of Illusion Magazine.
  • This issue is packed with 14 step by steps designs from some of the biggest names in the industry, including Nick & Brian Wolfe, Marcela Murad, Yolanda Bartram and a beautiful eye design from Jinny.
  • Read the fascinating story of Gallery ML, the new body art gallery in Philadelphia and see the incredible designs of their resident artist Lawren Alice.
  • Under the spotlight we have the incredible story of Dubi Preger, a make up artist and teacher who discovered make-up while working us an undercover police officer.
  • Plus 7 pages of gallery shots from our readers, the second part of our legal article on Design Law & Trademarks, product and book reviews and much much more!

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Illusion Issue 14

Spring 2011

  • Cover artist Orsolya Murányi.
  • Meet Chris Davis and Jay Bautista - amazing designs.
  • Charlotte Herrings incredible gestational painting.
  • Nick Wolfe sharing his love of painting bones.
  • Catriona Finlayson’s incredible glitter work.
  • Reviews, business and step-by-steps.

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Illusion Issue 13

Winter 2010

  • Cover artist Sean Avram talks about his obsession with dragons and shares with Illusion specially created dragon designs as well as two stunning step-by-steps. Not only did Sean create an original front cover but a first for Illusion, he is also the back cover artist too.
  • Brady Neher shares his love for painting on dolls as well as humans! Causing shudders of horror from the Illusion team, this feature is a must for die-hard fantasy artists.
  • Nick Wolfe talks about his need for originality and his designs will certainly make you laugh.
  • Fans of one stroke painting will love to read about Claire Howkins and her journey into one stroke painting. This new approach is challenging more traditional face painting techniques.
  • Pashur back from his workshop on the waves cruise tells Illusion his love for face painting and shares inspirational designs for us all to try.
  • It wouldn’t be Illusion without plenty of step-by-steps and this issue includes 12 designs for you to add to your repertoire.

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Illusion Issue 12

Summer 2010
 
Cover artist Anastasia Durasova shares her fascinating life story in an exclusive interview. Look out for her amazing designs in this issue.

  • Classic Monsters by Nick and Brian Wolfe
  • Nick and Brian paint black and white designs inspired by classic movie monsters; face painting like you have never seen before.
  • Beauty Extreme
  • Make-up artist Anabel Vargas shows us how she combines make-up and face painting with stunning results.
  • Heather Aguilera combing her love of yoga with body art to create amazing designs.
  • Step-by-step face paint designs from: Marcela Murad, Syl Verberk, Anita Rorije, Kate Dean and Kyla Morgan.
  • Plus featured artists including: Naomi Gay, Lymari and Kate Dean.

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Illusion Issue 10

Summer 2009

Largest issue ever – 64 pages packed with original artwork. Illusion celebrates our tenth issue with our very own front cover from Julie Oliver and Claire Pick.  Bonus free posters of Nick and Brian Wolfe as you have never seen them before.  And we have assembled a pack of Wolfes for you:

  • Nick and Brian Wolfe – who share how they won this year’s Brush and Sponge crown at the World Bodypainting Festival.
  • Wolf Reicherter – a master body painter from Germany, well known for his spectacular work with UV paint.
  • Lone Wolf Kirkegaard – a unique artist from Denmark.
  • TEN amazing step-by-step designs, including face and belly painting and painted jewellery ideas.
  • We have a truly international flavour in this issue which feature artists from New Zealand, Denmark, the UK, the USA, Canada, Ecuador, the Netherlands and South Africa.
  • Exclusive interview with Myrtha Heydenrijk – take a look at her designs, you won’t believe that she is only 16.
  • In this issue’s Get Technical, Helen Eyre explains how to achieve perfect blending while in The Art of Business Fionna Doney gives plenty of advice on writing a business plan.

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Illusion Issue 08

Spring 2009

56 high-quality pages packed with original artwork including:

  • Exclusive interview with master face and body painter, Mark Reid from the USA. Mark tells Illusion all about his innovative style and his recent world tour.
  • Regular contributor Nick Wolfe shares his tips and skills in the “must have” boy face painting design step-by-step for 2009.
  • An insight into the unique style of Australian artist Ambah O’Brien. She explains how her style is achieved and shares an impressive never seen before gallery and step-by-step.
  • Back by popular demand, Des Shupe shares an exclusive step-by-step design in Illusion.
  • We meet Shaul Moalem, who is the founder of the Make-Up Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He tells Illusion his fascinating life and how he achieves success with his own product range.
  • Dutch artist Syl Verberk shares her fascination of painting on twins with incredible results.
  • Informative business advice to assist you with all taxing issues.
  • An incredible 11 step-by-steps designs to try.

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Illusion Issue 07

Winter 2008

  • Meet Catherine Klay from Switzerland, her face painting designs are beautiful, elegant &simple, perfect for chidlren of all ages and quick to paint too.
  • Julie from Illusion shows you how to use your round brush to create tear drop strokes and her trademark super fast dolphin!
  • For inspiration and new ideas, Michaela Zeng talks about her amazing under water body painting shoots and shares the fabulous final images!
  • Emma Cammack is one of the Uk's finest face and body artists and inher article Video Diary, she talks you through her day of painting faces for a music video. It is amazing to see how many uses there are for our art form.

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Illusion Issue 01

Winter 2006

  • Due to popular demand, we have reprinted the very first issue of Illusion Magazine!
  • This issue features a beautiful front cover by Lynne Jamieson, with an article about her and more of her work inside.
  • This premier issue also features the amazing art of Mark Reid, Emma Cammack, Suzanne Mykolajenko, Craig Tracy, Nick Wolfe and more!

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