These self portraits seem to become a bit self obsessive, but I assure you the main reason for them is the fact that I am the only model available all the time… LOL I wanted to try out some new actions I just bought from Apples & Sisters called Retro and my face was handy… the rest just happened.
Before you start thinking I am becoming suicidal or depressed, here’s some background info on the elements I used.
The desert – not because it’s such a desolate place, but also because it goes with the poem and because the dunes themselves are everchanging as we are ourselves.
The bare trees – okay, mainly because I liked their architectural quality and because they reminded me of quills which works with the poem.
The goldfish – that’s a Dali element, and symbolises all the different surprises we come across in our lives, be it people we meet or epiphanies we have.
The raven – for me ravens have always signified wisdom and knowledge, something very important to me.
The dragonfly – I often include dragonflies, butterflies or moths in my images because of their metamorphical qualities, and I just like them.
The hair and swirls – to signify the flowing nature of time and the paths through our lives.
The starry night sky – I’ve always loved the night, for some reason there seems to be more space and more room for thought during nighttime.
The aurora borealis effect – one of those magic miracles of nature I want to see in real life one day.
Half a face – because our spirit is just one part of what makes us.
Model – Me
Grackle ‘Raven’ by Della-Stock
Orange Ghiribaldi Fish by Della-Stock
Dragonfly stock image 1 by zpyder
STOCK PNG its a naked tree by MaureenOlder
Dripping Blood Stock I by poisondropstock
Wet Hair 6 by allyekhrah-stock
Backgrounds and Textures
Wyldmoon STOCK by wyldraven
Starry Night Sky by nighthawk101stock
Storm Ahead by nightwish24
dunes 5 by darkw0lf09stock
Abstract Texture 6 by Sed-rah-Stock
skate+land by CKdailyplanet
6 Faves Of Mine Texture Set # 3 by Shadowhouse
Free Textures from Apples & Sisters
All other images/textures/stock/brushes my own.