Carlos Santana

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The drawing is finally finished.

This drawing took a little longer than intended. Was busy with other parts of life besides the art.

Certain periods throughout the year I create more than other periods.

I enjoyed this color scheme. The colors used in this drawing are different compared to most of the drawings I have completed.

Always attempting to challenge myself more and more each drawing.

Each piece of art that is completed. Helps you challenge yourself.

Helping you become your greatest version. When creating you learn a lot about yourself.

Art helps you grow as a person. Art has helped me see the true value in life.

It is the little things that matter the most. Not the “success” or the “finish line.”

Without all the little steps there would be no “finish line.”

Art is the process of many little fragments of an image put together.

Life is similar to art. Life possesses infinite moments with infinite possibilities. All of these little moments help you become the “you” that we call “you” today.

Patience is key in life. If you believe in yourself, you can manifest anything your crazy mind desires.

Do not let others tell you what your reality is. Projection of the ego is usually nothing but ignorance.

Use nothing but love and tune into the higher frequency of your soul.

You create your own plan or you become a part of someone else’s plan.

Usually, you create your own frequency. The main focus is to stay within your own frequency.

Ignore the “Energy Vampires.”

Some people have nothing better to do than spread negativity.

Listen to your soul and intuition.

If you listen to thyself life will manifest itself into something beautiful.

What your mind is attracted to you should pursue.

If you enjoy who you are. Keep being who you are. Remember to never give up on thyself.

In the darkest times of life. These are the moments where you become your greatest version.

Life might not be butterflies and rainbows in everyone’s eyes.

Do not define yourself with your past.

What matters more than ever is the “now.”

This very moment holds infinite love and possibilities.

What has happened to you throughout your lifetime might possess a huge impact on thyself.

Negative or positive.

What matters the most is how something impacts you.

Not what happens to you. How you react to a situation matters more than ever.

React with negativity or react with positivity.

The future holds unlimited possibilities.

Become stronger than who you were yesterday.

Ignore creating yourself into a victim of this life.

Change the perception in your mind and possibly life will manifest into something beautiful.

All you have to do is believe within thyself and anything is possible.

If you never believe in yourself there will be nothing to believe in.

The way you deal your energy into this world will impact thyself as well as the others around you.

The energy has to transcend to another source.

More positivity will be manifested into this universe or more negativity will be manifested into this universe.

The wisest decision in a moment of “negativity.” Is to turn the negative energy into positive energy. Instead of creating more negativity on top of the negativity you just received.

Life is a battle of the energies.

The Ying and the yang.

Do not let the pain blind you.

Pain is your best friend.

When in pain you learn about life and expand the mind.

Your consciousness grows when you learn how to deal with the emotions of life.

Everything is a balance in the end.

As I leave you to observe the drawing.

Here are a few quotes I would like to share by Carlos Santana. I relate to what he says within each quote. I am sure many other individuals will as well.

-“My dad’s a beautiful man, but like a lot of Mexican men, or men in general, a lot of men have a problem with the balance of masculinity and femininity – intuition and compassion and tenderness – and get overboard with the macho thing. It took him a while to become more, I would say, conscious, evolved.”

– “The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.”

-“Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.”

-“I’m laughing because I know the secret of life. And the secret of life is that I have validated my existence. I know that I am worth more than my house, my bank account, or any physical thing.”

-“My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts, people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.”

-“Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.”

-“I realized a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.”

-“One day there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries and the only passport will be the heart.”

-“Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner.”

There are many more quotes I could post that I can relate to. I will stop before I get too carried away.

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Jimi Hendrix

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The drawing is finally complete after countless hours and many late nights. I was awake till 1:30 am finishing this. So technically the same day I’m posting it hahaha.

I didn’t think to look at the time till I was finished with the drawing itself. I couldn’t sleep till I finished the drawing. Sleep or art, it’s a difficult choice. I wish I didn’t have to sleep at all, instead I could create art throughout each and every night.

The nights I know I don’t work the next day or I have nothing going on I’ll stay up quite late and draw as much as my mind lets me. I get lost within my own imaginative world. Within that Imaginative world, I created this drawing.

The journey of this drawing was similar to a roller coaster. At times I had no idea what I was doing and was going with the flow. Then at times, I guess you can say I think I knew what I was doing.

I feel as If I have no idea what is going on when I draw, but I just do what my soul tells me. I’ll change my mind about what to do about one million times. The end result of the drawing has an infinite amount of possibilities. I could have used any color or any shape while creating this.

I’d say it’s more of the universe creating the art than myself. I get into an art “nirvana” and get completely lost within my own world. Creating away while the rest of the world is busy doing earth like things.

The Final drawing is of Jimi Hendrix.

The red colors were the most challenging out of the whole entire drawing itself. I bet there are 4 different shades of red in each shape. In the end, it’s something of my own color. A lot of different reds mixed together. The way they name, colors is very precise.

If you didn’t know I use Prismacolor colored pencils on my drawings. I’ll explain how I create and blend the colors. I have this piece of paper on the side of my drawing table. In the past, I’ve used it more than I do now.

If I’m uncertain of using a color. I apply the color to the paper to see what It’ll look like. I’m to a point now where I look at a color and I trust within my heart the color is correct. If I’m certain of the color I don’t use the paper at all. I attempt my best to ignore the paper to improve my art skills.

Colors are kinda similar to math. I’ll explain. Certain colors when mixed create certain tones and shades. Or possibly creating a whole new color itself. It’s like a formula that has to be added up together to create a final outcome. A formula for math or a formula of colors. It’s a weird analogy my mind thought of.

I’m a mad scientist with many colors and I have one ridiculous imagination.

I won’t say for sure what represents what in the image. That’s for you to create with your own imagination. Observe the image carefully and with all the time you please.

This is one main factor of my art. I let the viewer create their own image and that’s a manifestation of their own thoughts. We’ll all see something different, but alike in the end.

I’ve been learning how to use my camera for a while now. I feel I can take a more improved picture, but I’m still learning. Stay with me, hahahahaha.

As I leave you to observe the drawing.

Here are a few quotes I’d like to share by Jimi Hendrix. I relate to what he says within each quote. I’m sure many other individuals will as well.

-“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

-“I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.”

-“I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to”

-“[In response to being asked if his band does gimmicks]Gimmicks, here we go again, gimmicks man, I’m tired of people saying we’re…. gimmicks, what is this? The world is nothing but a big gimmick, isn’t it? Wars, napalm bombs, all that, people getting burned up on tv and it’s nothing but a stunt. Gimmick. Yes we do.”

-“You have to give people something to dream on.”

– “The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.”

– “White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I’m gonna wave my freak flag high.”

– “If it was up to me, there wouldn’t be no such thing as the establishment.”

There are many more quotes I could post that I can relate to. I’ll stop before I get too carried away.

I’m not sure if I have an Idol or look up to anyone. In life, all I’m trying to do is be myself. Be the greatest version I can become. But if I were to look up to someone and want to be similar to someone it would be Jimi.

I wasn’t alive to experience him in person, but his soul and energy will last in this world forever. He was a loved man by many individuals and is truly missed.

Thank you for observing my art and I appreciate the love and energy everyone puts towards my craft.

Much love!