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So for the longest time I thought Venom was like the evil, bad version of Spiderman; in the same way Superman had a double in the third Christopher Reeve film.

Sadly, I still don't know much about the character, except based on the trailer for the Tom Hardy film, I know he isn't Spiderman. So that's something :)

However the trailer for that film is what gave me the vision of this piece. I saw the Venom skin (?) as consuming the person from the inside and I think we can all relate to that in some shape or form. Moments in our lives of strong emotion (not always "bad" ones) can feel as though they are crawling up our skin, as if they are an entity all-their-own. Their purpose is to simply consume us and that feeling (in times, both good and bad) we can welcome that consumption or fear it.

In the case of this image with Violet I wanted to show the not so good feelings of being consumed by Venom.

That day was a wonderful day of art and I am deeply grateful to Violet and Michel for inviting me to attend! Also a special thanks to Papi for sharing his incredible talent with us all - can't wait to see more of it in the future!

This is the final piece from the recent body paint shoot-out I was invited to attend...for now. :)

Model: Violet Pixie
Body paint by: Papi Miranda
Hosted by: Wally Duncan
Organized by: Violet Pixie and Michel Pierre Senior
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined

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Congrats on photo of the day man!

Thank you so much!!