Having gained more than 16 years of experience, this special effects make up artist is bound to blow your mind away. Working also as a creative director in films, advertising and other projects, Amazing JIRO is a Tokyo-based make up artist whose talent knows no boundaries. “Currently, there are some differences in expression among Special Effects Makeup, Bodypaint, and Beauty Makeup, however, I would like to expand the makeup world by getting rid of the border of each category,” the artist told Bored Panda.
His experience includes working on such world-renowned films like Attack on Titan, Shin Godzilla, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. “He creates artwork with advanced painting techniques and attracting the world with his power of ideas and high-quality works,” official Amazing JIRO website reads. Scroll down to see wonderful works of art painted on human bodies and vote for the ones that impressed you the most!
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“I used to like drawing since I was a child, and I was good at it. When I was in high school, I decided to go to an art university,” talking about his artistic background, Amazing JIRO told Bored Panda.
“When I was studying at university, I wanted to make anything without being tied up with specific materials,” the artist told us. “At that point, I started to be interested in the materials and production method of special effects makeup. I like to create things realistically, so I thought if I learn special effects makeup where they create human skin like its real, I would be able to pursue realistic expressions.”
“Nowadays, you can see many different kinds of expressions on social media from all over the world,” talking about ideas, Amazing JIRO told Bored Panda. “I usually check out photos and videos on social media and imagine, “If I were to create this, I would do this and that.” I think the accumulation of that leads to new ideas.” The themes that the artist likes to explore? “Any theme, but I would like to create artwork that I feel that only I could create.”