“I have three eyes. Two to look. One to see.”
It was a rather busy and difficult period for me 2 weeks ago. I was sick and down with flu. I didn’t go to work for 3 days. There were so many things, particularly artworks, that I needed to do. Chinese New Year is coming. I had some Carousell orders for multiple handmade red packets to be fulfilled, on top of those that I have planned to make for Taenggu and friends. Valentine’s Day was round the corner too. I needed to make a piece of pixelated art for Taenggu as part of our vday tradition. Sooyoung’s and Ginger’s birthdays were approaching on Saturday that same week too. I also needed to make a special drawing for them each, just like what I did for them last year.
I was overloaded with work, personal ones. There were deadlines to meet. How could it be possible to fulfill all these tasks in my to-do list while I was physically unwell?
I tried to make use of the 3 days while I was away from work to make these drawings. I already had an idea in mind for Sooyoung’s. Last year, I made for her this drawing FOR SOOYOUNG: OPEN MY EYES as part of her Beaming Effect campaign back then. The concept was about gifting her the present of her 2 precious eyes. This year, I thought about opening her Third Eye, the gateway to higher consciousness. (To learn more about what Third Eye is, you can read https://personaltao.com/third-eye/what-is-the-third-eye/) This is more like a continuation to her last year’s drawing. (Does it mean that next year I will draw her a fourth eye though? lol. 🤔)
I chose the following photo of her as my reference photo.
I was at Starbucks that day and I originally wanted to do a sketch out of this picture of her using a pencil but I couldn’t get her facial features right. It was so difficult to draw while I was feeling giddy and continuously blowing my nose at the same time. I ended up with a sketch which I thought look more like her elder sister, Choi Soo Jin. 😅
So I gave up doing this freehand sketch. But her birthday was drawing near. I needed to quickly find an alternative way to make my drawing for Sooyoung. I went back home and an idea struck me. I decided that I would print her picture and use a tracing paper to trace her face out instead and then turn it into a black marker drawing. It was my first time using this approach but I couldn’t care less and had no time to spare. All I wanted was to get her drawing done fast.
And this was the result.
This, again, didn’t look like Sooyoung herself too. Instead, I thought it turned out looking similar to a Malaysian artist I have been following on instagram whose name is Red. (Her instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/redhongyi/)
But this was the best I could do at that time for her under the difficult circumstances of a sick body and tight deadlines. If time permits in the future, I would spend more time improving on this new technique. But for now, this would have to do.
Tried a different style of drawing and plus I was sick when I did this, I think I still need time to improve on this technique. ✏ Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOOYOUNG! Although the person in the drawing doesn't look like you, the idea is there. Haha. May you be blessed with clear intuition and ability to see through things with your Third Eye. 👁 생일 축하해 @hotsootuff 🎉🎉🎉 . #sooyoung #수영 #happybirthday #drawing #art #sketch #thirdeye #intuition
Opening your Third Eye is akin to spiritual awakening. I happened to come across this information on instagram last month.
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May you experience any of these above-mentioned positive symptoms and be blessed with a renewed spiritual wellbeing as colourful as the background of this drawing I’ve made for you.
Have a healthy, prosperous, fruitful and meaningful year ahead! HAPPY 29TH BIRTHDAY! 🎉🎂🎁🎀🎊