This was the first time I brought back a figure in awhile… I let it be a mixture of intention and whimsy. The mountains appeared on their own, but the 3rd eye crown is a trademark of mine that I wanted to incorporate, purposefully.
When I first started, I planned to add tears coming down her face, but at the end, the peacefulness and serenity won out over sadness! I thought of Kwan Yin, the goddess who hears all the cries of the world, but let that go, and instead welcomed this new entity into my heart. As she’s welcoming the cosmos.
I’ve been thinking a lot of doing a full circle and returning to the Illuminated Portraiture, and this was my first dabble. This is an 100% paints version, with only a couple others in that category (Lucid, and Visio Kardia). Usually I’d use graphite and go more realistic. I may incorporate new methods soon, as a compromise between pencil and paint. Stay tuned!
♥ ~ Meghan Oona