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By on October 16, 2011, with 15 Comments

What was your New Year’s Resolution? Do you even remember? And if you do, have you even bothered to follow through with it?

Research shows that only 12% of people actually follow through with their resolutions and complete the goals they set for themselves at the beginning of the year. Everyone else gives up at some point in the year, often before January even runs out.

Fortunately,  artist James Kuhn is one of the dedicated 12% who actually completes his goals. And his goal is something we can all enjoy. In 2008, he challenged himself to create a new face painting every day and then photograph them and upload them to his website. Even after the year was over, James kept working on his art project, although not at such a fervent pace. These days, he has over 2000 images on his Flickr stream, most of which are face paintings.

These aren’t your every day spider-on-the-cheek-face paintings, these are elaborate and artistic body paintings that took hours to prepare. The results speak for themselves. In fact, Vurdlak already unknowingly posted some of this artist’s work on the site before. BTW – Let me just warn you that some of the Kuhn’s face paintings in below gallery turned out somewhat disturbing!


    woah this is amazing!

  • eee efff geee


  • PromiseMe

    These are cool!

  • Peter

    Wow! Never thought I would say this, but he’s lucky to be bald!

  • Care Bear

    It’s like looking inside the artist’s head and sharing his imagination. Spooky.

  • Mejuez

    Perghh! Very nice painting…

  • Dave

    Those are pretty amazing!

  • saihla

    I love that the Conan one is complete with colored contact. The bamboo is definitely the best photograph – the shot was set up perfectly, and the added shadow is a nice touch.

  • Kit kat

    its Flounder! :D

  • Dolphin

    Awesome! As a face painter,I think these are really cool. I hope you (Or anyone) finds these as cool as I did.

  • fossda


  • laura

    very good, is magnific, an you fice is very impresionate, good paint, appy nice.

  • thoughtbubbles

    Did he glue popcorn to his head?

  • froggy


  • Felicity

    Wow! But is that Dr. Jerkyl and Mr. Hyde?