To date, this has been (by far) the most elaborate makeup I have yet done on a live model. It took me and fellow artist Riawa Smith over 6 hours to paint Brenda from head to toe, first all over with black foundation, and then painting acrylic swirls and patterns over it; a daring extension of the “Painted Angel” character I had created for myself about 4 months previously. The photo session was over three hours long; Brenda found herself inhabiting the character in unexpected ways– the ferocity and glamour and pathos of a “fallen” angel coming into being.