The true to life image of the panther above is the incredible work of New Orleans artist, Craig Tracy. Called "Butterfly", this painting is no ordinary painting. If you'll look a little closer, you'll notice a shapely backside figure of a woman painted to blend in with the whole portrait of the panther. An amazing body painting job done by Craig Tracy.
Using the human skin as his canvas, Craig Tracy creates works of art in his desire to somehow affect people's lives in a positive way.
Below you'll see some of his best works:
The painting below is one of the influential works of Craig Tracy. It was created to increase awareness of the endangered specie South China Tigers. Hoping that this work would help promote for the protection, repopulation and re-wild of the most endangered Tiger specie in the world, Craig Tracy immediately said yes to aid the cause.
Below is a behind the scenes video of this painting:
See more of Craig Tracy's works in his site.
(images from Craig Tracy)