They look like vibrant frames from a comic book, but these pictures are in fact stunning photographs of a female body painter.
Kay Pike, a designer and model from Calgary, Canada, spends up to 15 hours painstakingly recreating superheroes and comic book villains on her skin.
Despite looking naked, the 28-year-old, who has nearly 12,000 fans on a style="font-weight: bold;" class="" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopenr" target="_blank" website uses a clever layer of latex to ensure the painting follows the contours of her body.
Kay Pike, pictured as Marvel character Iron Man, transforms herself into comic book and manga characters using body paint
Kay, pictured, spends up to 15 hours transforming herself into various heroes and villains. Kay's work includes popular characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Robin from Batman, as well as cult figures from the world of Marvel and Japanese Manga
Kay's work includes popular characters including Spider-Man, Читать Маньхуа / Manhua на русском языке Iron Man, and Robin from Batman, as well as cult figures from the world of Marvel and Japanese Manga.
Previously a fan of dressing up for cosplay events, Kay discovered she could put her artistic skills to use in transforming her appearance - and only started bodypainting in December last year.
After posting the results of her work on the Internet, she soon found her work attracted thousands of online fans.
Kay said: 'I have always loved dress up. I found cosplay was a great way to interact and enjoy socialising at conventions.
Kay only began body painting in December with her first creation being the skinless Colossal Titan character from the Japanese Manga series Attack On Titan (pictured left and right)
Pictured here as Batman's famous sidekick Robin, Kay says that although she may appear naked underneath her artwork, she uses latex to ensure that her modesty is covered
Kay, pictured here as She-Hulk, posted the results of her body painting on the web and attracted thousands of fans
Kay now live streams her painting sessions (left and right as Captain Planet) so that her fans can see how she transforms herself
'I started painting myself in early December 2015 with my Attack On Titan face paint (the character with a skinless body). It went viral and I got invited to stream painting live online. I have been doing a paint twice a week ever since.
'My inspiration mostly comes from seeing something beautiful. It can be a great costume design, it can be a trailer for an upcoming movie with a new take on a character, it can be a great fan-art someone has done with amazing lighting. I love when people suggest characters to me that they think look great too.'
Kay says that although some of her designs can take up an entire day she says she plans it that way and fully enjoys the experience.
She continued: 'When I am asked how long the painting takes my truthful answer is "as long as I want, truthfully." I found painting Titan it only took three hours, however If I'm trying to have fun and socialise I plan to paint the whole day.'
Kay, pictured here after recreating Skeletor from the cartoon He-Man, says she sometimes doesn't make it to bed until 4am as the designs can take so long
Kay says that deciding on a character to paint and then planning its creation is half the fun of the process. Here she is pictured after being transformed into Doctor Doom from Marvel Comics
Body paints do not behave in the same way that canvas paints do so Kay, pictured here as The Amazing Spiderman, says she finds it a difficult medium
Body painting may be fairly new to Kay but she has always been interested in art having been drawing from a young age. Here she reenacts the creepy Bizarro Girl from DC comics
The talented artist also films her artistic efforts live streaming the process for her fans to view online.
She said: 'I have friends over to hang out in my bathroom and do art or chat or paint beside me, and I love livestreaming on a style="font-weight: bold;" class="" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" website It's a social event like at convention.
'When I say 'whole day' I mean 12-15 hours. Part of that time is devoted to the livestream, but mostly I fall in love with the paint as I'm going and can see more and more ways to add detail, highlights, etc.
'I start as soon as I wake up in the morning to get social media ready and finish up planning any optical illusions. I'll spend about half an hour putting on the latex and then two hours drawing initial line work. As soon as I'm decent I'll start streaming and continue more or less unbroken until it's finished. Then about an hour and a half for photoshoot and another hour and a half for clean-up.
'Usually I get to roll into bed around 4am. Some of my paints have taken 14 hours but the whole 'work' day can be up to 20 hours.'
Kay only ever paints her front upper body as it can cost her up to $150 a session. She is pictured here as Thanos a super villain from Marvel comics
Here she emulates Golden Frieza a character from the Dragon Ball manga series where she had to use optical illusions to hide her nose and spent a week working on his ear cups
Kay has always enjoyed cosplaying but her body paints take her passion to the next level. Here Kay poses as Marvel comic character Carol Danvers
Although Kay has only been practising body painting for the past few months she has always been interested in art.
She added: 'Learning how to draw and paint has been a lifelong practice for me. I was a fine art painter long before a cospainter so I know the breaks. I've slowly been learning how to paint myself by trial and error. It's a really difficult medium, the body paints don't behave at all the same way as canvas paints do.
'I use water-based face paint specific makeup. Body paint is a special breed of tricky. Every brand I have tried has good colours and bad colours.
'It takes a lot of paint to do one character, and I only do quarter-coverage paints, just the front upper body. It runs $80-150 (£55- £103) per character to do one of these. A lot depends on if I need a wig or bald cap or prosthetic props I have to make.'
Kay says that figuring out what character to transform herself into next and planning her method is one of her favourite parts of the process.
'For me planning is half the fun. I will load up my headshots in various angles and puzzle out how to get the illusion right' she said.
'For example Golden Frieza I had to hide my nose, eyes and chest for the best optical illusion. It took maybe two hours in technical warping, stretching, skewing and redrawing to make Frieza fit my face. Also a week or so on and off working on his little ear cups.
'The process to creating a character starts with finding multiple references, figuring out your style ahead of time and committing.'