Johannes Stötter, an incredibly talented bodypaint artist from Italy, has created a video to show us exactly how his amazing illusory body art “unfolds,” showing us the full transition from the chameleon we think we see in his art to the two painted women that actually compose the image.

It took Stötter 4 hours to design the piece and 6 to actually paint it, with the help of an assistant. He has an incredible talent when it comes to transforming or hiding the human body (we’ve written about his work before here and here). Depending on the subject, he either skillfully hides his models’ lines and curves or uses them to emphasize or supplement the forms he’s trying to create.

If you love his work as much as we do, be sure to check his website out for prints!

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You can see more of his work here