this was to be a birthday surprise for a young man who does healing work and wishes to do more in this field of work. i had a sketch i had done earlier and my client agreed that it would be a good basis for the painting for him.
i had an idea for the energies and wanted the background to be fluid like the energy was to be, so i started with my india inks in greens and blues.
the only progress photo
i struggled with the skin tones for a bit, but i am so pleased that i was able to get the result i was after. and lastly i was concerned when i looked at the painting from across the room that it looked like it all blended into one shape, so i outlined the hands with charcoal and that brought it out the way i had hoped it would.
prints are up in the shop
i'm so pleased that the birthday boy is happy with the result, and i wish him success in his journey. i hope the painting blesses him in his path.