www.drawingonpeople.com CJay was born in the Bronx, New York. He became interested in graffiti art at a young age, and began experimenting with spray cans and airbrushes not long after. Always looking to make some money, by age twelve he began painting t-shirts at local flea markets, and soon after expanded his art to walls, cars, clothes.anything with a paintable surface. It was at the High School of Art & Design in NYC that I really began to fully appreciate what it meant to be an artist. Being around so many young talents and the exposure I got to the city helped me refine my skills, CJay says. After graduating he began an apprenticeship at Tattoo Seen in the Bronx which lasted two years. In 1995 he attended Fantasy Fest in Key West Florida, and, impressed with the art of body painting, began the process of changing career paths. In 1996 he moved to Miami and began body painting in nightclubs both in Miami and NYC, working on both club patrons and dancers. Word spread quickly about my painting, and painting in nightclubs turned into painting for private events, he laughs. Corporate America took notice and hired me as a marketing and promotional tool to their great success…and mine! Past clients include Nike, Bacardi, Grey Goose, J├Ągermeister, PepsiCo, Revlon, Spin, Sobe Water, Bombay Sapphire, Cirque Du Sole, Marlboro, Camel, the National Football League, NBC, Extreme Variety, Americas Next Top Model (season one), to name a few. His work has taken him around the

NABPC – Fine Artist Ragen Mendenhall, of Skin City Body Painting, competing in the finals at the North American Body Painting Championship. February 14th, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ragen’s Firebird design, illustrating the theme of “Evolution” was awarded fifth place in the airbrush category of the competition. This is a quick overview of the painting process which actually took 6 hours to complete. To see more of Ragen’s Paintings, visit www.ragensart.com To see more body painting, visit http Video and editing by Steven Horlock

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