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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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:iconextramorphs:
extramorphs Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Periodic reminder that your work is amazing.
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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 )
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RedPandaDee Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Vasiliy, thank you for the visit.
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veronikagoodhall Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Great idea and project, would love to see the results:)
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dannysuling Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Been noticing your recent series of posts here, and although I don't always comment on each one, I am always struck by how beautiful and deeply artistic they are. So, this message is simply to say "Thank you!" for making them available to us viewers. Their elegance and painterly style resonates deeply. I believe artists should hear this appreciation from their viewers more often than they do.

Best regards!
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RedPandaDee Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you Danny, you always arrive with such gentle flatters, and makes the artist feel so appreciated. Every viewer who stops by is a compliment, but you make a special reward. 
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ShaianWillems Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Do you take requests by any chance.:?
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RedPandaDee Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
What do you have in mind? :thinking: 
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ShaianWillems Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I  have send you a note. ;)
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lexxii Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Passing Thru with a Hiya:iconmourningdoveplz:
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