Recently, I did a small conceptual shoot with my younger sister. She's my main model (as you can probably tell by just how many pictures I have of her in my galleries), mostly because she's a) consistently available, and b) willing to experiment with me.
For the shoot, I painted a small dots and stripes design on her face. We went for simplicity as far as clothes and makeup, to let the paint stand out and do the talking. This wasn't the first time I attempted using paint on a person before, but it was the first time that I succeeded. I've since gotten a macro lens as a graduation gift, and it really made the difference. Being able to get the close ups on the face, and have the amazing depth of perception really made these worthwhile. There's something great about finally getting something to work out.
She's been with me my entire photography journey, and she's finally reaching out and starting to get behind the camera herself. She's always had a huge artistic sense, and I think modeling for me has really shown her just how much goes into taking photos and making something worth looking at. I'm excited to see how she grows as a photography, as I've seen her grow exponentially as a model.