Heart Chakra Digital Painting Time Lapse Video, Animated Music Video and 10 Braintenna Images

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Good Day Steemit.

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Heart by Eloh Projects

Hello to You, whoever you may be!!! Thank you kindly for stopping by. I would like to give you a bit of a behind the scenes look at my abstract digital painting process and an unveiling of a project I have been working on for some time now for a band called Braintenna. Their first self titled album follows their protagonist, Lynol, through the discovery and energizing of his Chakra system. The album includes 7 songs each corresponding to a particular Chakra wheel. I have created 2 animated music videos for them (one of which I have included in this post) and a nice selection of images for various purposes over the last 2 years (which you can view at the bottom of the post).

"Heart" was created to accompany Braintenna's song by the same name and represents the 4th wheel. The video is condensed to about 3 and a half minutes and the total time spent in production was 10 hours. After you watch the video continue reading to gain some insight into the tools and software I used.

I took a bit of artistic liberty in my choice of music here and set the process to my friend Nibana's Aenigma as I personally feel it fits the image and I did not arrange the final cut of the Heart video (not shown here). You can have a listen all of Braintenna's progressive rock at
http://braintenna.com/ or at https://braintenna.bandcamp.com/

Without further ado...

Heart

A majority of "Heart" was created in Photoshop as it is the most stable layering and painting program but I also rely heavily on Corel Painter 2015 for various abstract accoutrements, textures and directional pattern overlays. Corel's Pattern Pens are absolutely killer and a ton of fun if you have never had the opportunity to experiment with them. You will also notice some 3d, repetitive geometry that is warped into place. Many of these assets were created in Groboto and there may be a Zbrush array mesh or 2 in there. But like I said, a good majority of the composition was arranged and painted together in photoshop.

Braintenna's Album Cover

The first image I created for Braintenna was their Album Cover. The art direction I was given involved a tree and a cosmic sky and the protagonist of Braintenna's story, Lynol. Beyond that, open season. Notice the use of negative space in the sky and the side profile of a sky spirit under the canopy of the tree. Can you spot the entity?

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Braintenna by Eloh Projects

Geomind

Upon completion of Braintenna's album cover I moved on to creating a landing page for their original website. This was a straightforward landscape shot evoking the surreal adventure that Lynol has embarked upon. The symbology of death and resurrection, ignorance and enlightenment and the cold dark of the wilderness against the warm sun embodies Lynol's journey of self discovery.

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Geomind by Eloh Projects

Parvati and The Sacral Chakra

And here we see Parvati the Guardian of the Sacral Chakra. She balances our instincts with our experience and contextualizes our primal drives in a framework of upward mobility. The Sacral Chakra governs duality and a properly functioning spin is necessary to move out of reactionary instinct into conscious decision

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Parvati's Sacral by Eloh Projects

Allegory of Conscience

This piece was created for Braintenna's Solar Plexus video. It is directly translated from a powerful vision I had under the influence of San Pedro's mescaline and I do believe the title of the work describes the vision perfectly.

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Allegory of Conscience by Eloh Projects

###Sacral Chakra Music Video

Sacral was the first full length music video I created for Braintenna. It was fabricated on a shoestring budget so a ton of rotoscoping was employed. The fluidity of the animation leaves a bit to be desired but I busted my butt to get it to this level and not starve in the process. Sacral will ultimately be the second video of 7 and really cracks into Lynol's opening up to a new world of strange possibility. He ends up finding the Monroe Institute through a series of supernatural encounters with a dark being that ends up leading him out of himself and deeper into his search for meaning.

Sacral Stills

A few of my favorite digital paintings from Sacral.

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Some Concept Sketches

There is something delightfully satisfying about drawing and painting the Brain. You should try it if you haven't and its actually a lot easier than you think. Just take your time and treat it like a meditiation.

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Below is the very first sheet of concepts that I produced for Braintenna. Lynol is in the top left cornebut proved to be a bit too Graphic for our needs. The upper left thumbnail at the bottom of the page was the preliminary basis for the Braintenna album cover.

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Well that does it for today!

I do hope you enjoyed this little journey.
Follow, Resteem and Upvote if you would be so kind.

You may see more of my works at https://elohprojects.com/

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My circuits detected that this was a great post. I have re-steemed this! Nice work.

Haha thanks so much!!! Hope you enjoyed it.

I enjoy the 5th picture best, & also the 8th image - because it shows an ordinary guy who is wearing a green hoodie & just chillin' -- you know, just a simple everyday life scene.

Think that's cool -- and the 10th image too.

Thanks for sharing

Thanks for the feedback. I tired to incorporate several different elements to give an idea that this is a normal kid that ended up having an unusual set of circumstances.

Wow wow wow
I love your images they are so wonderful
It's so unique

Thank you @ennigma. Be sure to follow me. I post regularly. Ill give you a follow now too.

Colorfully delicious. I want to put it in a blender and drink it.

Haha. Me too, actually.

Wow man... I was watching the timelapse of the heart. That looks like a lot of work. It is beautiful!!! Following you. I want to see more work

Thanks for sharing

Thank you sir. Art is my life and living. Its been a challenge but I believe that good work pays off. Thank you for the follow and the props. Much appreciated.

For sure no problem. You're welcome. I'll be watching. Thanks for the Art

You are beyond creative.. enjoyed this so much!

Thank you @amethystrosee. Will be posting every couple of days. Stay in touch.

I will be for sure!

I love it, I'm very good!

This is exceptional @elohprojects,

I've been asked to do a gallery show in NYC where artists create visual representations of my poetry. Want to chat to see if we should collab?

Thank you. @maxstossel. I'll have a look at your website and let you know. Things are pretty busy lately but if it looks like a good fit I can make time.

Wow this really caught my attention...
Nice post

Yeah, I think we need to get back to posting big, quality works. There is a lot of scammery and drama going on in the ranks. I think the best option is to create high quality content, as steemit intended.

Great work as usual, so cool to see your art on here :::)

Yeah there is something a bit different about the whole thing. It feels good. There is a lot of drama and people abusing the system, commies and fascists etc. but I think the solution is to just create good content and flyby all the facebook-style wars.

You're doin it! Content is outstanding on your Steemit :::)

Thanks Kaliptus. Its good to know you man.

Ok, your work is very cool. I'll be watching the videos next but want to reach out and chat. Looking for artists and content creators for a player owned game that will run on the EOS platform. Have a look and let's get to know each other. www.sfeos.io

Looking now. Thanks for the invite:)

Just watched both videos. Seriously this is some amazing work. I hope we can find a way to bring you into the project ;)

Thank you @sfeos looking forward to it. Like I said I will contribute as I am able. Just give me a shoutout when you have an idea for me.

This is amazing! Thank you! I just posted a picture that I created digitally after an ayahuasca ceremony. Here’s my blog @colleenc

Thank you. I just commented on one of your most recent pieces. Keep journeying and keep painting:)

great - I found you through another posting. This one seems to do pretty good, so my 2 cents worth upvote hardly registers. I resteemed and am following you. Always great to find more fellow artists on Steemit!

Hi Otto. Nice to see you here. I actually just came across your profile yesterday and started following you. I'm working on bringing more visionaries over so we might have a nice representation here in the future. Take good care.

That's amazing I'm really impressed with your work are you a professional designer and where are you from in India
Regards @Crafter

I am a professional designer. I was born in Newport Beach, California. Glad you enjoy the work.

Hi that's great ,but how you know these Indian words-chakra and characters ,you have drawn.

Just through the years of studying, reading books and the internet. I don't know a whole lot but I understand the symbology and expression behind the characters to some decent degree. Always more to learn.

Great hats off to you, HaPpY to know that our culture is read outside also
Thank you
Regards @crafter

Oh yes of course it is:)

Truly amazing work. I'm an artist, but I haven't done much digital work other than photomanipulations. I have been working with Gimp for a while now, but wanting to get back to photoshop and dedicate more time to the digital art world. Finding your page has given me a big boost of motivation to do so. You are going to do awesome here on Steemit. Glad i found your page. I am following for more.

I am going to have to check into a few of those programs you mentioned. I was wondering, what software do you use to record the process? Also how long did it take you to make that music video?

Hi @art-mess. Thank you kindly for your compliments. Nice to meet you. So to record your screen you have a variety of options but if you have a bit newer version of Quicktime you should be able to find it in your navigation menus up at the top of your screen.

And the Music Video took about 100 hours in total. Maybe a bit more. I stretched it out over a few months kind of plugging away as I could in between other projects. I definitely bit off more than I could chew as a one man team on a crazy limited budget, but I did my best.

Thanks for your reply. I will check that out. That seems quick for one person on such a big project. Much Respect. You must have hundreds of thousands of hours of experience/trial and error.

Yes I work many hours a day, everyday. :)

Thank you for sharing the process, it's amazing to see all the layers come together like you! It's beautiful work!

Thank you @dubmango. Much more to come.