The Artist, Lucie Brouillard and the model of the day, Stephanie!
The Daidogei or Street Performers Fetsival began today to last until Sunday and I can promise you that the center of Shizuoka City, especially Gofuku Street and Aoba Street will be busy with artists of all trends and spectators coming from the whole Prefecture and beyond to witness a major event recognized in the whole of Japan!
I had some time free this afternoon and I strolled in the streets in search of a worthy subject…. and I found it!
Actually it was a piece of luck to go out today as the interminable queues wouldn’t have allowed me much freedom for pictures and interview!
Through sheer coincidence I also happened to meet a fellow Burgundian residing in Shizuoka City, namely Stephanie, who is also very interested in face painting! Actually she has been studying the art for the last three years!
Considering the level of the art, 1,000 yen for a half mask and 2,000 yen for a full face were a real bargain!
Do have a try and surprise your friends!
Lucie Brouillard who hails from Alberta State and Quebec in Canada (we spoke in French all the time!) graduated in Art at High School and has been working in face painting and body painting for last 25 years. It is quite incredible to realize that she taught herself an art that she calls “writing a story on a body”!
Check Lucie Brouillard’s homepage for her art portfolio!
You will understand why she became the Bodypainting World Champion in 2009 and the Facepainting World Champion in 2009!
Stephanie wanted her face painted as it was part of her own study!
Most of Lucie’s creations are abstract art but she is willing to tackle any request!
“Second step” in progress.
Lucie uses only natural watercolors that will not affect the skin and that also allow her to “reactivate” any time some repair or else is needed!
“Second step” completed!
“Third step” in progress!
“Third step” still in progress!
Lucie has been invited as a guest artist to the Shizuoka Daidogei and has participated to the event 12 times since 2000!
“Third step” completed!
Now, that attracted TV cameras!
The local media started crowding the place!
How does it look?
Quite a few men were also tempted…
But you certainly cannot beat Lucie’s art on Stephanie!
Lucie will be stationed on the right side of Gofuku Street at a short distance from Aoba Street!
Come early as queues from tomorrow will stretch over 50 meters (serious!)!
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