The Lama of Joy

This baby belly bodypainting is very telling of the family history. As the (by now) parents have roots in South America and Italy, but also live in Bavaria and embrace its culture, the painting had to include hints to all these. The result is the lama riding a gondola and eating pretzels. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I liked painting it. It was a fun afternoon with friends. By now the baby is born – lucky for him less wooly than a lama ;) – and I wish all the best to the new family!

The final result of the painting is here:

A lama eating a pretzel and riding a gondola in Venice
The adventures of the Bavarian lama in Venice

For a making-of, see below.

Outline of white lama on brown gondola
Outline of white lama on brown gondola
The artist herself
The artist herself
Flag outlines and beige background added
Flag outlines and beige background added
Lama, gondola and surrounding water colored
Lama, gondola and surrounding water colored
Highly focused painter
Highly focused painter
Details being added to the lama
Details being added to the lama
The colors
The colors
Lama gets a bavarian themed saddle
Lama gets a bavarian themed saddle
Flags filled with colors
Flags filled with colors
Lama decorated with necklace and eating a pretzel
Lama decorated with necklace and eating a pretzel
A lama eating a pretzel and riding a gondola in Venice
Again, the final painting

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