Katja Glieson Aboriginal Body Paint

You might recognize Katja Glieson as the zesty ice queen Elsa in the YouTube hit Princess Rap Battle. But this saucy Aussie pop-singer has released her own album and at the recording of her music video, Ride the Wave…Artistic LA was there!

Paying homage to her Australian Roots, the body paint for Katja, her backup dancers and the didgeridoo player followed aboriginal inspired designs created and hand painted by Artistic LA.  We even painted the actual didgeridoo itself which was later sealed and has been used in multiple productions since!

Painting dancers and athletes is always a bit of a challenge because the make up has to stay on during heavy movements as well as look the same in each shot for continuity of production.  We make triple sure that not only does our work add to the piece in a creative way, the authentic and inspired classic aboriginal paintings of Katja’s home country, but we also pay close attention to the vitality of time efficiency and keeping production moving forward.

We have had the pleasure of creating with this amazing team on multiple projects now and this one in particular was an absolute blast! Check out the video and the production stills to see the paint in action!

Thank you Katja Glieson!