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I am going to start a series of portrait sketches and paintings of my friends and those I'm about to know. In return of my work, I ask the subject to share with me a personal story that's very memorable to you. It could be as intimate as your first love that was rejected or the memory of the last moments by the bedside of a dying relative who had profound impact on your life. It could be the experience of battling a disease, or the struggle for recognition and approval from a person that may never grant it.

The story is not for direct implementation but to help set the mood and to capturing something that's uniquely you as I paint. I only ask that the story to be entirely true, at least according to your memory. You can choose whether to be credited as the model, and if the story gets posted with the painting.
The reason I want to do this is simple, because it's a privilege to get to know a person, whoever this person is. Whether it's the head of state or a murderer on death roll. And by knowing I don't mean the artificial sense of knowing, such as having an alias in your phone book, a card in your pocket, or a face you recognize but remember very little of. We are all shaped by the lives we live through, and each individual ongoing life is made of many events that impacted and shaped you. By hearing your story, I get to know even just a fragment of you, forming an impression which I shall try to digest and embed in the painting through each brushstroke.
Ideally the painting would be done live. But for people outside London or UK, we will have settle for a photo as reference. Do tell me your story though, so I can help pick the most appropriate reference.
This is an experimental process i would like to try, please contact me through message to discuss details. I reserve the right to choose the subject.

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BethanyHunter Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Superb work. Very creative!
Maverrix Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your art is really lovely. :) What kind of PS brushes do you use?
RedPandaDee Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you. They are brushes captured from certain shapes of stain or splash, with high res texture attached to them to create a dynamic effect.
pho3nixdown Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could give my llamas to you- it's not often I see a gallery that grabs me by the hair and slams me into its awesomeness.  Thank you for setting up camp on DA!
RedPandaDee Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Your kind comments are worth a thousand llama badges and more. 
Thank you for visiting, it's great to have generous supporter like you.
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MirroredHearts Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
We would love to have you,

Our website is a community graphics website, you post your artwork for others to critique and comment on, we also are beginning our competitions tomorrow!  You will have a chance to have friendly competition and we host a monthly competition for cash prizes.  

This community is a place for connect with other artists and expand on your skills in the process.  

Things we have, Facebook like chat, A gallery for you to post your art, as well as forums so you can be apart of the community, We also are adding tons of features everyday. 

We have a lot of upgrades coming in the very near future and would love to have you with us!
extramorphs Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Periodic reminder that your work is amazing.
VasiliyPopov Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  New member
I like your gallery. There are a lot of interesting images. Your style is distinctive. It's remarkable )
RedPandaDee Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Vasiliy, thank you for the visit.
veronikagoodhall Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Great idea and project, would love to see the results:)
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