The end of the year is all about transformation — mind, body, and spirit — but one artist has gone above and beyond. Jody Steel created Star Wars body art that is so real you'll be staring at all the details until the next movie comes out. Consider this video a tutorial for the ultimate sci-fi mega-fan.
Just when you thought Star Wars fan art couldn't get any cooler, Steel comes along with this gorgeous multi-character illustration. Using a man's back as a blank canvas, the artist applies skin-friendly paint pens to his skin, creating a hyper realistic image of R2-D2, BB-8, and C-3PO. Complete with modern galactic music and colors that completely jump off the skin, the two minute video could be the coolest Star Wars tribute of all time.
At first the characters are just a mix of shaded grey and white backgrounds, but soon they become the robotic gang that we all know and love right before your eyes. The ending is what really brings it all together, however. After the three characters are finished being painted on the man's back, Steel starts on the galactic background. Can you say "out of this world?"
Check it out in the image below.
How crazy is that?!
Steel has done everything from quirky holiday outfits to pop culture characters using only paint, and they're so good that you'll need to see them for yourself.
1. Ugly Christmas Sweater
This is the greatest ugly sweater that I've seen all season.
It's terrifying and fabulous all in one two minute video.
3. The Creation Of Adam
Not only are her pop culture paintings fabulous, but her artwork is amazing as well.
4. Mad Max
Just when you thought it couldn't get much cooler, she does a transformation on herself.
5. Iron Man
This looks so incredibly real that it should be in the movies.
6. Mona Lisa
I would wear this artwork around forever.
7. 3D Art
Using just different shades of pens, she manages to make her artwork look like it's jumping right off the man's back.
This is truly some of the coolest artwork ever.