HOW IT WORKS
You provide me with a photograph of a SUPREME BEING in your life and I illustrate it into a completely one-of-a-kind work of art!
I accidentally stumbled upon the idea for SUPREME BEINGS when I set out to design a better Facebook profile picture of myself.
So, I took a photo of me sitting in my favorite chair with the crappy little camera that is built into my laptop. Of course, it turned out horrible. But, I had no other real way of taking a self-portrait at the time so I decided to just use the photo as a reference for creating a digital self-portrait.
I have been a graphic designer for years and had access to all the tools of the trade. And since I was recently unemployed, I spent the better part of an afternoon illustrating my own face. When my wife Kari came home from work, I showed her the illustration and asked her, "do you recognize this face?"
She said, "Duh. It's you."
So, I posted it to my Facebook page. Then Kari said, "I want one!" So, I went to her page and found a photo of her from a recent trip to Hawaii. I continued working on hers into the evening until after she had gone to bed.
Then, I remembered that my good friend Steve was going through a rough patch and could use some cheering up. So, I stayed up even longer and made one for him. I posted all three portraits onto my Facebook page and FINALLY went to bed.
The next morning I woke up and my "wall" had blown up! All of my friends were asking me to make one for them, too. The one I had done for Steve had really cheered him up and another friend of his had gotten it printed onto a fantastic streched canvas.
That's when the idea hit me that I should try and do this as a business! So, I started building a portfolio. And, now I have finally launched this web site.
I now look forward to creating fine works of art based on the SUPREME BEINGS in your life.
- Eric 'Otis' Singletary