Hyperrealistic Body Paint Looks Like a Real Life Chameleon

Hannah Keyser
Youtube user, Johannes Stötter
Youtube user, Johannes Stötter / Youtube user, Johannes Stötter

Italian-born artist Johannes Stötter does stunning work with people's bodies as his canvas. He paints incredibly vibrant scenes that pop against black backgrounds, like this one which took second place in the bodypainting division at the Swiss International Arts Festival:

He also does intensely elaborate camouflage in which the models all but disappear against the backdrop:

Lately he's been making headlines for visual illusions in which painted people transform into animals like this parrot:

And this five-person frog:

His latest piece features two sisters perfectly painted and working together to mimic a walking chameleon, with almost uncanny accuracy. Watch till the end of the video to see the whole illusion come apart as the women stand up.

All photos courtesy Johannes Stötter Facebook.

[h/t Boing Boing]