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Volto Santo by Lakandiwa Volto Santo by Lakandiwa
Volto Santo

"The sacred face . . .
A vision
Of enlightenment"

Metallic Gel Pen on Illustration Board
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WallabyArt-Poetry Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
quite impressive. i always love a blend of artistic talent and introspectiveness/spirituality.
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Thank you very much my friend
jacobjwetzel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Thanks Jacob
xenomorph1138 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I continue to be in awe when I think about your connection to the higher parts of your consciousness and your ability to translate your dreams and visions (4D) and put them down on to a 2 dimensional surface. Your use of symbolism in your artwork, I think aids the viewer in having a somewhat better understanding of your visions and what they might mean to ourselves and our connection to everything in the universe. I don't know if that makes any sense or not.
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Thank you Baron

Yes you are making sense . . . Yes I have studied symbols for almost 40 years until I realized the universality of it all. In truth it isn't always easy staying in-synch with the universe while living in the day-to-day. At times they just flash at the oddest times (my wife complained of how many nights I have not been beside her in bed) . . . still I do have to share these because many of the message are never for me
curiousyogi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
How do you do this? Where do you start? This is amazing!
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind words my friend

And about your question . . . there are several ways to answer this query:

1) I always do rough pencil sketches on the black surface, using a B lead which can be very easy to see against the dark back ground. I use a ruler, compass and protractor to mark down the basic geometric shapes. But after all the basic format is penciled, the all the details are just inked free-hand, including the straight lines

2) Some of my works come from dream and meditative visions . . . but these images are 4D, so I sometimes have to make sketches to try to capture the essence of the visions. . . or sometimes I just draw it straight on the black background

3) I usually start from the center and move outwards, and in this case it was the eyes
BaldassareCossa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So good I have to share on my Facebook Timeline!
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