Featured Artist *Camaskassi 

FancyJLondon©2016 All Rights Reserved. This feature bio interview is representing the skin portrait artist Camaskassi.

Camaskassi as a Warrior 

FancyJ: “Hello Camaskassi it is such a pleasure for me to feature you. Could you tell me a little bit about the mystery behind Camaskassi?”

Camaskassi: “Thank you, I chose the name CAMASKASSI mixing MASK in the middle meaning almost covered. I have always enjoyed superheroes, villains, and wrestlers because they hide their identity making the mystery of their character exciting. If superheroes took their masks it would just lose the curiosity and magic. Since I can’t be a superhero, I decided to become an artist that creates superheroes for everyone who wants to remain mysterious including myself.”

FancyJ: “I noticed you chose a warrior for your personal insane portrait. Can you tell me why you didn’t choose a superhero?”

Camaskassi: “I feel like superheroes are more imaginary than realistic. Not that I have anything against superheroes, they are awesome and I happened to be a huge fan of Marvel Comics, DreamWorks, and several Anime films. I just think of myself as a fighter with honor, humility, and strength. I wanted to portray that into my choice of character.”

FancyJ: “You have an artistic name, but what is your slogan?”

Camaskassi: “Disguise yourself in a world of masquerades.”

FancyJ: “I like that, it makes a lot of sense. What inspired you to start making these fantasy style photo transformations?”

Camaskassi: “I actually made a portrait for a family member first because they wanted to hide their identity, then I realized that quite a lot of people feel that way especially with all those egg accounts on twitter. So, I started making artistic portraits thinking about how many people have boring plain looking profile photos, or just not using their photo at all!”

FancyJ: “Yes, that is quite true! Did you think that it would become as popular as it got to be?”
Camaskassi: “No, I never thought it would go this far at all! I liked creating insane portraits for random people, then one day… BANG!”

FancyJ: “So, when you say: “Bang”, does this mean you are receiving a lot of interest?

Camaskassi: “Incredibly yes, I couldn’t believe the response I got it was mind blowing, now I barely have time for myself, lol! On average I receive anywhere from 10-15 portrait requests a week, right now I am a bit behind with 50+ needing to be done in less than a month. It is literally insane, like my portraits.

(Prime) Transformer with full background 
Black Power Ranger with full background


Beast  
FancyJ: “What do people generally send you when they order?”

Camaskassi: “Actually people usually will send me a portrait and a googled photo saying they want to be this. That is the norm.”

FancyJ: “What is the funniest or weirdest request you have received?”

Camaskassi: “Actually there was a man that requested to be a mustache monkey, that cracked me up a bit!”

FancyJ: “What kind of requests do you regularly get?”

Camaskassi: “Things I think I can’t possibly do, then I try to do it and it doesn’t come out too bad! Honestly, people request some pretty crazy stuff. I rarely get any orders that are normal, but I guess that is why it is called insane portraits! I have had requests that I wonder what they are thinking at times, such as a flamingo, a hello kitty doll, a scarecrow gangster, a viking, a checkerboard, Barbosa from Pirates of the Caribbean, Root from Guardians of the Galaxy, and a request from a pet owner that was a little weird, but turned out pretty good!”

Scarecrow Gangster 
Barbosa


Root  
FancyJ: “When you said checkerboard I was trying to imagine that for a second. Those are a bit on the wild side! What are some requests that you basically would say, NOT GOING TO HAPPEN?!”

Camaskassi: “Probably a full nude photo, lots of blood/gore, or a huge group photo. Yes, that just wouldn’t be possible!”

FancyJ: “Has anyone of your customers requested too much?”

Camaskassi: “Yes, actually someone recently requested 6 insane portraits at once. I take customers as first come first serve, so it can get busy quickly for me. Overall people are pretty good about not asking for too many over the top details.
Harlequin 
White Lion King

Shiny metal Scales  
Wolverine

FancyJ: “Whoa, nice Wolverine! Do you find it hard to keep up, being that you are a one man show so to speak?”
Camaskassi: “At times I feel a bit overwhelmed, but when I finally see the finished portrait I feel better about it. It feels great when I get positive feed back as well, it keeps me pumped and willing to go further!”

FancyJ: “Have you had to deal with any critics?”

Camaskassi: “I think my worse critic is myself, I seek perfection, I can’t go further until I am happy with my portraits. I hope I never have to deal with criticism, but I guess I would try to see the view from another perspective.”

FancyJ: “If someone wants to transform their photo into something mysterious, how do they go about requesting one, and what are the costs involved?”

Camaskassi: “Anyone can send an order request to my direct email or to my manager, who receives payment on my behalf. Due to my busy schedule it has been hard to keep track. I require a clear photograph, no cut off body parts, not too close, and never blurry or pixelated. I generally charge $25. and up through PayPal, depends on details and if they request a full background. The biggest request is to be patient, it takes 10-15 days for me to work on just one, especially a skin portrait.”

Spiderman Skins

  
FancyJ: “Can you break down the categories for everyone? What is a skin exactly?”

Camaskassi:” Sure, I get that question a lot. Basically there are categories to make it easy for people to order a portrait. Skins are normally wild animals, reptiles, and sea creatures. You can also choose a skin of a favorite character and Jewels as well. When I skin a portrait I keep the person visible while adding fur, lines, scales, and other details. They still look like themselves, but also look like whatever character they chose to be…
(Here is a before and after to show what Camaskassi is referring to!)

Joker Skin

Heavy Skin Leopard and Light Skin Tiger  

…I create light and heavy skins, the lighter one’s are to allow more of the person to be seen, the heavier one’s are to hide the person as much as possible, but still keeping the shape of their face, their eyes, and their mouth. Skin reptiles and tigers are the most requested portraits, but I have had a surprising amount of people asking for Pop Art and Rainbow Electricity DJ portraits.”

(Here are some examples of the portraits Camaskassi mentioned above.)

Pop Art  

Rainbow DJ Electricity

FancyJ: “Wow, that is amazing, it must be extremely tedious work! I admire your dedication it probably isn’t as easy as it looks.”

Camaskassi: “Thank you, it can be hard at times, as well as time consuming, but the final result is worth every moment.”

FancyJ:” Is there anyone out there maybe a fan or customer you would like to shout out or thank before I let you go?”

Camaskassi: “There are a few people I would like to mention who have greatly supported me from the beginning. The first person would be KYNGSOLO, who I stole her portrait from and she seemed to forgive me. Lol! She was my first portrait and it inspired me to take a leap. Donjo who I designed a name logo, and spiderman for has been a great support. Jennie who has supported me on all my social sites and continues to show a lot of kindness. David aka PU is probably the craziest person out there, he shares my portraits everywhere and as I am working the notifications basically sound like a non stop ringer, thank you man. Big Thanks to the most supportive beautiful lady FancyJ London who has helped me believe in my potential and has done a great job a my manager, I highly recommend her. Lastly to my many fans that have made my head swell up pretty big, you guys are great!”-Camaskassi

KYNGSOLO as a Snake Skin
Logo or Name Designs  

FancyJ: “I am blushing over here, thank you! I decided to back you, because what you artistically create needs to be noticed. It is a way for so many to break free from their shells, while being whoever they have always dreamed of being. It is unique, fun, and most of all mysterious. I am honored to be part of your journey.”

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Order # A-2 Comic (Batman, Spiderman, Catwoman, Anime,)

Order # A-3 Mosaic (Artisan, Marble, Patterns)

Order # A-4 Jewels (Names, Diamonds, Clothing)

Order # A-5 Damage (Horror, Clown, Zombie)

Order # A-6 Rainbow (DJ, Effects, Lava, Lightening, lasers)

Order # A-7MASK (Butterfly, Anonymous, Phantom, NoFace)

Order # A-8 Jekyll&Hyde (Half&Half)

Order # A-9 COSPLAY (Character dress up, role play, & Costumes)

(All examples are just suggestions you are not limited to ordering,

any character or style is acceptable, even on your pets!


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Snake and Dragon – Consider Me Dead Band Members

About the Author: FancyJ London

Recording Artist, Singer-Songwriter, Model, Award Winning Blogger, CEO of Featured Stars, Band and Artist Manager, Owner of “Revista Fancy”, & FSM -“Featured Stars Mag”. Event planner, Photographer, Fashion Designer/Illustrator, Artist/Newspaper Cartoonist, Founder of CoreFancy, Corazul, & Walk with Me Nonprofit organizations, Social Networking Butterfly, Traveler, Survivor, & Gemini!

“I believe we as artists must support our fellow talented wandering souls out there to reach the stars! The best success comes when you unite, not divide!” ~FancyJ

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Featured Artist “Moody Black” 

FancyJ London©2015 (All Rights Reserved) This is a blog bio represents spoken word Poet Moody Black 
 I am honored to Feature this amazing spoken-word poet, not only does he inspire me with his incredible messages but also with his drive and strong work ethic. I guarantee that you will be inspired, you will be utterly impressed, and you will fall in love with Poet Moody Black!   
 Moody Black is a Spoken-Word, Hip-Hop, and visual artist, actor, story teller, and photographer from Spartanburg, S.C. Moody Black is electrifying audiences across the country with his original poems and energetic performances. Fusing a blend of Hip-Hop, Soul, and Poetry, this talented artist delivers a unique rhythmic message in which each new listener finds common ground. 

Moody Black has been a performing artist since the age of twelve, and has become a prominent force on a multi-regional poetry scene through his enthusiastic live shows and strong work ethic. 

Moody Black has a created a buzz in the following impressive achievements:

 
Second place winner in the University of South Carolina-Upstate Talent Show-February 1998 and 1999; 

Winner of the Coffee Beanery Freestyle Contest in Greenville, S.C- June 15, 2001; Spartanburg Poetry Slam Winner- January 10, 2004; 

Member of the Upstate Poetry Slam Team 2004-present and Slam Coach from 2006-present; 

Featured poet for Band-Aids (AIDS Awareness Program) in Spartanburg, S.C., 

  
Featured several times in Spartanburg Herald Journal and The Link; 

Performed at several elementary, junior and senior high schools, universities, and colleges. 

Regular host along with Kimbi the Goddess at several poetry venues; 

Poem published in Still Home(Book of Spartanburg Poets); 2009 

Poetry Slam Instructor for USC-Upstate’s Upward Bound Program; 

Competed in The Southern Fried Poetry Slam Competitions 2004-2011; 

Competed in PSI’s National Poetry Slam 2004-2008;

  
Special Guest performer at the 27th Annual Evening of Talent Expressions at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium; 

Featured artist at the Travelers Rest Arts Commission annual Arts Festival October 6, 2007 in Traveler Rest, S.C./ featured poet for the North Charleston Arts Festival May 2008, Stone Soup Story Telling Festival in Woodruff, S.C. in 2009 and 2010/ Featured poet for the Annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C., 

  
The Peace Day Festival in Charleston, S.C. 2008 and 2009/ 2010 and 2011 featured poet for the annual Chautaugua Festival, and along with Kimbi the Goddess opened up for Trey Songz at The Carolina First Center in Greenville, S.C. and at The 3rd Annual Millican Festival in Sumter, S.C. Moody was one of the presenters at the 2011 TedX Greenville SC Event, and the 2011 Pecha Kucha Greenville SC. 

  
In addition, Moody Black is the Coffee Underground Grand Poetry Slam Champion of 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. 2012 Poetry finalist in the 1st Ignite the Mic Talent Show at TD Convention Center, and Champion of the 2nd and 4th Annual Slam Madness Poetry Slam Competition, 2012 Grind Flu Magazine Spoken Word Artist of the year, and tied for first place in the Southern Fried Poetry Slam Slam Master’s Slam (2012 Tampa FL and 2013 New Orleans, LA), and co-host and co-organizer of the 22nd Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam, and along with Kimbi the Goddess-2015 National Poetry Awards Host of the Year and Open Mic Venue of the Year.

  
Moody Black: “A big shout out to the family, and all those who are like family, and of course my fans who show so much love and support.” 

Moody Black reaching the stars! 

  
Follow, Support, Subscribe, and Like! 
Contact info- 864.357.7148 
iammoodyblack@gmail.com

Twitter: @iammoodyblack
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Instagram: @iammoodyblack
http://www.moodyblack.bandcamp.com
  
I will now leave you with this great performance by the one and only:

Mr. Moody Black

                                               ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

  
                                             www.fancyjlondon.com

Producer, RecordingArtist, Singer, Songwriter, Model, Writer, Avid Blogger, Columnist, Owner of “Revista Fancy” Newsletter, Photographer, Fashion Designer/Illustrator, Artist/Cartoonist, Founder of CoreFancy, Corazul, and Walk with Me Nonprofit organization, Social Networking Butterfly, Traveler, and Gemini! 

“I believe we as artists must support our fellow talented wandering souls out there to reach the stars! The best success comes when you unite, not divide!” ~FancyJ

Featured Artist *PU 

FancyJLondon ©2015 (All Rights Reserved) This Blog post is a Bio Feature representing PU Producer, DJ, and Record Label Owner. 

“I believe we as artists must support our fellow talented wandering souls out there that also carry a dream! The best success comes when you unite, not divide!” -Fancy J 

 The name is PU an amazing artist with a unique new approach in the music industry, his sound is intriguing pulling you in and making you crave more. PU creates mixes with bass filled beats and melodic tones that invigorate the soul inspiring you to sing all types of genres. If you haven’t heard PU you are missing out on a powerful mix that is hitting the sound waves of the public and very soon everyone’s heart! Without further a due I present a great supporter and friend PU……

   

 
  My career began in 1986, at the time I did not realize it would become just that due to the passion, and blood line of music and musicians in my family, such as the “Rat Pack “from Hyde Park in Chicago IL. Stemming from the late 50’s and 60’s. Listening to Zapp, One Way, Prince just to name a few of my inspirations of R&B. Van Halen, Rush, ZZ Top to name a few of my rock inspirations.   
 Worked in the corporate management world of sales to support my love of music, new gear, and light traveling from 1995 to the present. My music is different, because it has what most of today’s music lack, which is emotions, stories, and uniqueness, as we had in the 90’s R&B sound. Even though R&B is my main genre, I will always push my boundaries and potential for new opportunities and genres which classify me as a crossover producer.
 
 Finally coming out of my shell in 2015, taking my passion from home studio to the web and across the states meeting and collaborating with many new artist in the making such as True Sensei, KonstanteenKaly from the East Coast to the West, my sound can be heard. In this digital age, anything is possible. Not just about me with my gift, but I also volunteer and mentor young teens, with my campaign “Beatz B4 Streetz”. Teach them that music can be a way out, not the streets.

 I am always looking for new artists to work with as I am also tapping into social media marketing and promotion. I now work under PU Productions in which my label Latuda Records is in house, so you get the triple play, production, marketing, and promotion with option with label. Music is my passion. It helps me get through life’s trying times and life’s good times. It also allows my instrumentals to tell a tale of many. Because sometimes in life there are no words…
  
 I believe in the true artistry of being an artist/producer. No matter how many times you request beats and tracks to sound like another artist, you will never be that artist. I am from the era of being yourself and letting your talent shine. There was never a need to be another, just amplifying your talents to a new level. This is why I believe my music is misunderstood or underrated, because I try to bring out the artist with original music that sings with you and for you.

 Shout out to my Kunientmusicgroup, I have worked with this team a little over 6 months and are doing big things! Shout out to True Sensei, an artist that works my beats over into his own creation, doing crazy numbers on the web.

Now you can submit your music!  

 *NEW* INTERNET RADIO http://www.musicbypu.com/

“My sound is amazing, if you listen closely it will speak!” ~PU
Find more of PU here:

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http://www.nimbitmusic.com/musicbypu

https://www.youtube.com/user/musicbypu

https://www.myflashstore.net/profile/musicbypu

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https://www.tumblr.com/blog/musicbypu

 https://soundcloud.com/musicbypu/2015922punose