So some of you will find find this pretty fascinating. There's a little story behind me making so many portraits in one day. When we are dozing off to sleep we often get our strongest insights since we are essentially moving into a space of allowing. The practice of meditation allows us to enter this space and remain conscious so we can extract information and guidance for our lives. In my own way I have been meditating for a long time but I don't call it meditating, I would be more inclined to call it listening. Anyway I was int that in between phase, having woke from sleep but not quite ready to wake up, I was shown something, I saw myself creating way faster than I normally do and I got a strong feeling... "I can DO that!" and I committed to doing it. I see now, I was being guided on how to better use my energy and time and after waking up the next day I was moved pretty quickly to turn it from sketching random things into portraits! And now I am pretty certain that this is how I will do the rest of the Thought Leaders! That will free up so much more time and the end result in some ways is even more beautiful because I am coming from a much more energetically free space. <3 You can get to the larger version of these through the portrait gallery.
I've gone to see Anita Moorjani once before at a Celebrate Your Life event in Houston Texas. I heard her story of seeing things beyond the realm of what we think of an normal human perception. I can't recall if she said it or if it is just my original opinion but I think what she was perceiving was likely more normal than what we now perceive on a day to day basis. She saw that we are energy beings that are constantly connected to one another, constantly exchanging energy on many levels. Anyway, I like her story. When I make these portraits I use my own inner measurement to see how the facial features relate to one another and form geometrical shapes and lines by their placement. See larger image in the portrait gallery.
I was actually pretty impressed with how this one came out. I did an overlay after the fact and found that there really is very little difference between this portrait and the photograph it was taken from. Due to not liking how it screws with my layout I've decided not to share the original. Not to mention I have gotten approval to share the photo from its owner but just trust me, it's really really close! lol Seeing it here on the screen though, the differences are a little more noticeable. See a larger version of the image in the portrait gallery.
I have to admit I was unaware of who Robert Ohotto was prior to making this portrait and so in the middle of its creation I decided to go research Robert on Youtube and see what he was all about. I only really picked up that he is a life coach and is very emotionally connected to himself. Through the videos I got a clearer idea of what he looks like and decided to use Creative License to give him that scruffy look he sometimes goes for in his YouTube videos. Not sure that it is preferred but I thought it looked cool and since the portrait was beginning to look a little too much like Arnold Schwarzenegger I decided this would help make it more distinctly him! See the larger image in the portrait gallery.
Woohoo! I managed to get this done in one day! I mean that's not a miracle but when you've got as many things to do as I have it kind of is. I've decided to start really copyright marking my portrait work. I've noticed there are those out there who will do anything to get what they want and I am not about to let me work be stolen. Anyway with this one I almost gave up on it somewhat early on as I noticed the eyes were spaced slightly off but you know what I pressed on. It doesn't have to look exactly like the photo is just has to look beautiful and resemble the individual to count as a success for me personally and I had to remind myself of this. Liz Dawn Donahue portrait can be seen in the Portrait Gallery.
I've listened to Gregg Braden speak about subjects that essentially bridge science and spirituality and that's what drew me to his work many years ago. I bought and read his book 'The Divine Matrix' and found it very fascinating. I love how he can talk about scientific things and give them a spiritual spin as well as talk about spiritual things and show how they are actually scientifically founded thoughts and ideas. As I am attending an event in November at Celebrate Your Life where he will be attending, it is my hope to gift this to him and I also hope he will help me in return by signing photo prints of this portrait to be sold at the event and beyond if necessary. It is so exciting! Larger version in the Portrait Gallery.
Over the coming months I have plans to do a lot of portraits and just got my first I suppose, in a long line of portraits to come. Some will be color but I think most will be black and white. This is going to be a massive learning experience, or skill inducing one. Every time we practice with something we hone our awareness of it and so putting in several hours of drawing a day I haven't done in a long time so I expect this to be very challenging. I intend to complete a minimum of 23 portraits by November the 4th and likely several more. Here's one I just completed of a boy named Graham. You can see the full size image in the portrait gallery.
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