immortalized

Feb 8, 2009

i had the honor of sitting for a portrait by artist James Jean yesterday. he is most recently famous for his illustrations for the Prada S/S 08 campaign below.the whole process was about two hours long. the first hour was surprisingly a breeze but by the one and a half hour mark i was cramping from trying to hold as still as possible. it was an honor in itself to be able to sit for james so i didnt want to be difficult by fidgeting or needing breaks so i forced myself to get through it. in the end, i was shocked and amazed. he even got my septum ring in there. i couldn't have imagined it would turn out the way it did. james is truly gifted. here he is shooting me after...
the pose vs the portrait...me speechless...the final product!having your image captured in photographs (which i'm not particularly fond of), doesn't even compare to being immortalized in a painting forever.

2 comments :

Anne Michelle said...

I'm insanely jealous! This is gorgeous!

Style Scientist said...

Thanks for the link! Wow... this is amazing! You lucky gal! I agree this is super special to be immortalized in a painting especially by James Jean.

He's incredibly twisted and enormously talented. I love his work. The Maze is one of my faves. I hope I can own his original work one day...the dream continues...LOL...

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