This drawing tells the story of visualizing the “SRC” or Sense/Reason=Change in the source of different states of mind with different thought bubble arrangements floating and passing.
The rough layout for the portrait is created in Photoshop to quickly put in the facial pose and elements. The layout gives the drawing phase order without being too concerned with different lighting or detailed trimming. Through the drawing process, the pose and elements come together in a cohesively drawn style.
The 5 states are reasonless, numbed reason, balance, numbed sense, senseless. A Reasonless state is letting anything happen by allowing change to be infinite with no reason. A Numbed Reason state is experiencing senses greater than reasons for them causing more or faster change. A Balance state is the state of flowing with change and living in peace between sense and reason. A Numbed Sense state is experiencing reasons greater than senses causing less or slower change. A Senseless state contains no sense and no change when everything is trying to be controlled by reason alone. Focus and memory play a key role in reasoned actions.
I draw each drawing with an Apple Pencil on an iPad. The process is digital drawing, but still incorporates the technical skill of drawing on paper with the added bonus of layers, erasing, and an undo button. The original drawing is in the cloud and ready to be downloaded for printing or screen use. Here is a time-lapse video for this drawing.