Inspiration Dose 3 – Body Painting by Guido Daniele

Guido Daniele takes hand puppets to a whole new level. His painting skills are exquisite and very life like. To be honest some of these actually kinda creep me out but in a good way. Creepy is the new cool!

Guido Daniele is an artist who lives and works in Milan, Italy. He was born in Soverato. In 1972, he graduated from Brera School of Arts, majoring in sculpture and then attended the Tankas school in Dharamsalawent, India until 1974. He has worked as a hyper-realistic illustrator, co-operating with editing and advertising companies, innovating with airbrush and testing out various painting techniques.When Italian artist Guido Daniele was hired by an advertising agency to create body painting of animals, he loved the idea.

“I researched each animal in depth to see how I could transfer it to a hand, and then set about bringing it to life.”

The hardest part of his job is watching his creations disappear down the drain after they’re photographed. “I’m getting used to it,” Daniele shrugs. “At least I get to start each day with a fresh canvas.” Guido was the 2007 Hero of the Year. An award given to him by the Animal Planet television network.

You can view more of Guido’s artwork at his website.

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  • Bob Othman

    i got a tweet from on the amazing work of guido daniele that was published by your fine site.

    anyway, i had reproduced it over at my blog and obviously i had to mention your fine site and instantShift. my article is as follows

    thanks for the very fine article

  • johnsonkoh

    Amazing post buddy!

  • Thanks for the appreciation :)

  • Fantastic work. I love it! =)

  • AMcI

    Wow how good was that?

    Truly inspiring pieces of artwork! Thank you for the share!

  • Hermitbiker

    I decided I better check out your other “Inspiration” posts in your series since viewing #4 and being “blown away” by that one !! Number 3 is a great tribute too… to the “body painting” expertise of Guido Daniele… thanks again “slodive” !!

  • Western Artwork

    haha I love both of that eagle! very creative!

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  • moinul

    how nice…
    i had fun… to see…!

  • I had already came across all the hand painting art except the crocodile. It’s really awesome work. One should have enough patience to possess the art.

  • Bev

    Such a talent! All of the hand paintings look realistic. Thanks for bringing this artist’s work to SloDive.

  • Jai

    Wow. Amazing. These body painting are really amazing. I love to have and try one. ^^

  • Prabha

    Body painting is a great work not everyone can do it and its nicely done by Guido thanks for sharing…..

  • Marie

    Great collection. I like all of these since they look real. Very Good post. I like it very much. :)

  • Bhring Nath Prasad

    Very creative and inspiring does of body painting look simply awesome.

  • I am speechless. Amazing work. Can’t believe my eyes. Great share.