As I promised in my previous post a few days ago, I have been working on this Soul Portrait and have finally inked in all the pencil lines. The detail on the leaves and raven required the most time. They also caused me some serious eye strain, but I’m happy with how it’s all turned out so far.
The next stage will be adding color. Now, sometimes I receive colors along with the symbols. For example, my guides will tell me, “that’s a raven there, but he’s supposed to be lavender.” Or, “that’s a sun, but it’s supposed to be lime green.” It happens. Some objects or animals that turn up in a
Soul Portrait that we always associate with particular colors are not necessarily meant to be those colors in a Soul Portrait. Remember, not only do the symbols carry meaning, but so do colors used. Colors combine with symbols and add energy to that symbol’s meaning.
In the case of this Soul Portrait a few colors did come through so I can start adding color. However, I have to go into another meditation in order to be shown what the other colors are meant to be. The horse, for example, is it brown, black, white, a pinto? I have no idea. It may even be bright red for all I know. My guides will tell me and then I will add color accordingly.
I use watercolor pencils, colored pencils, oil pastels, soft pastels & Caran D’Ache water soluable crayons for the coloring process. This part of the Soul Portrait will take approximately 2 weeks. Once the image is complete I will then go into a final meditation during which my guides will give me the meanings or interpretations of each symbol and color within the Soul Portrait.
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Until next time, wishing you & yours many blessings,
Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.