DRACON’S EYE

DRACON’S EYE

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THE INSPIRATION

The inspiration from "Dracon’s Eye" is derived directly from a friend of mine. In response to specific things in conversation at times, his gaze will shift and his eyes narrow in a way that penetrates directly to a person’s core self. One might as well drop all pretenses, he sees through them, says nothing, but you just know. He’s the kind of person that elicits a respectful approach and an awareness of certain sensitivities when in his company. The way he communicates with his eyes, has at times unsettled me, despite knowing him for years.

I created this piece of digital art completely through an intuitive process. It wasn’t until it was near completion that I became consciously aware of origin of the primary influence for "Dracon’s Eye". It was as if my friend was looking back at me with that penetrating gaze.
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THE PROCESS

There were three macro photos of mine used in the creation of "Dracon’s Eye" and I used Photoshop for the entire process. I started with one photo as a base and small pieces of the other two photos, twelve layers in total. I also used brush tools to hand paint throughout to arrive at the completed image.
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When I create anything, I don’t document my process. This is because it mechanizes what I need to be a natural uninterrupted flow, effectively negating the experience of the creative process itself. This is always the situation for anything I create. The in-the-moment experience of creating is what matters most to me in the entire process. That is when I feel fully alive and free.

"Dracon’s Eye" will be minted into an edition of three. I created a GIF in MP4 format. The MP4 and a full size image of "Dracon’s Eye" are included as a downloadable with the purchase of each NFT.
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Available for purchase on NFT Showroom:

DRACON'S EYE

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All photos taken by Nine with a Pentax digital 35mm camera and 90mm Tamron Macro lens.

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