When your creation creates you....

ntopaz-image-0ntopaz-image-1ntopaz-image-2ntopaz-image-3ntopaz-image-4ntopaz-image-5ntopaz-image-6ntopaz-image-7There's a local dude here named Al. He's an author / keynote speaker, and does workshops, etc... Helps people figure out their life purpose and reinvent themselves.

Someone gifted me a session with him, and I tried his method - despite that I already feel that I know my purpose - and it was pretty cool. I bartered him the full 4 session package for a painting.

When it came to what he wanted for a painting, he said that he desires a painting creating the artist. I take this to mean that the as a person we think of what an ideal us would be: I would be thinner, more muscular, more energetic, wealthier, happier, etc.... And that image that's in our head - our creation in a sense, is what creates us. It's the guideline for the activites we need to do (using previous examples: sleep better, exercise more, eat healthier, work harder/smarter, focus on gratitude).

So... our creation ends up creating us. At least, that's my interpretation of it. I don't really need much to get started with a painting. Just a sentence or two- in this case, "A painting of the guy, painting the guy". Then I look at who the person is. Al, for example, is very spiritual. He's into a lot of "The Universe" stuff... So... that's the direction I went with, and he loved it.

I took a few photos of him on my cell phone, and then I did the rest at home.... He liked the concept sketches right from the get-go, and has been pretty happy with every single thing I did here.

Now, this painting is good enough to share with y'all, but truthfully, it's not done. There's still things I'm going to add -- things to personalize it for him- some sacred geometry throughout the piece, etc...

So the images here are
1)The Final Piece
2)The original concept image I sent (This is a fairly large painting- so.. on your screen, it probably looks fine- but if you zoom in, you see the lack of detail)
3)Further progress- trying to figure out a color scheme that will pop
4)Further refinements
5)Almost finished (You can see various incomplete areas)
6)Al holding a pen - I knew I would be changing out the pen for a brush.
7)One of the poses I had Al hold (not sure why Ntopaz is showing it upside down)
8)The final piece again, now that you've seen the pieces.

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28.08.2019 19:01

Oh, I remember this image, in which you were working. The end result is great, I like your creations a lot, in a good way they are a little crazy.

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28.08.2019 19:24

I definitely consider myself a little (or a lot) crazy... depends on whom you ask. But... that's only if you measure crazy as deviation from the normal. I take it as a compliment. :)

28.08.2019 22:34

Yes, it is a compliment lol! That kind of madness is good. Really good.
You are explosive with an incredible imagination ;).

28.08.2019 23:56

Yup! Definitely sounds like a compliment.

29.08.2019 23:45

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29.08.2019 02:52

Hello @theartofori, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!

01.09.2019 05:02

Hey, thanks a lot @creativcrypto ! I appreciate it. Check out the rest of my posts- tons of creativity there.

01.09.2019 09:47