Martin Luther King: What’s Your Life’s Blueprint?

Martin Luther King: What’s Your Life’s Blueprint?

Martin Luther King Jr Caricature

Martin Luther King Jr Caricature

What is Your Life’s Blueprint, one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most memorable speeches, was given in 1976 to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia, approximately six months before he was assassinated.

Below are four main points captured from his speech:

1. Know your self worth.

“Number one in your life’s blueprint, should be a deep belief in your own dignity, your worth and your own somebodiness. Don’t
allow anybody to make you fell that you’re nobody. Always feel that you count.
Always feel that you have worth, and always feel that your life has ultimate
significance.”

2. Be determined to achieve excellence in whatever we do.

“Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great essayist, said in a lecture in 1871, “If a man
can write a better book or preach a better sermon or make a better mousetrap
than his neighbor, even if he builds his house in the woods, the world will make
a beaten path to his door.”

3. Find your calling and set out to do it with all your heart.

“And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God
Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. don’t just
set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the
dead or the unborn couldn’t do it any better.”

4. Do your best!

“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If
you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the
best of whatever you
are.”

This is an provoking speech should be read from time to time.

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You can read the entire speech here.

R. W. Schambach Caricature

R. W. Schambach Caricature

One of my goals is to make caricatures of great people without exaggerating their features in a demeaning way. Therefore, I had to do Evangelist R. W. Schambach. I had a chance to sit in on one of his services at my church in the fall of 2011 before he passed away January 2012. Can I say Awesome!!! He was also born April 3rd, and of course I thought that was cool. Here’s a look at my process.
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CeCe Winans Caricature: Using More Than One Photo

CeCe Winans Caricature: Using More Than One Photo

Cece Winans, a best-selling female gospel artist, has been a voice of inspiration and freedom for many years. Her caricature was initially created using one photograph as a reference. After the first draft, I began adding color and realized it was not turning out as expected. Instead of completely starting over, I referenced additional photographs to continue painting in a new layer in Photoshop. Her eyes, nose, and mouth were used as a base, and changes were made from there.

Eddie Murphey Caricature Digital Painting Process

Eddie Murphey Caricature Digital Painting Process

The Eddie Murphy Caricature was the first attempt at digital painting with a Wacom Intuos Digital Drawing Tablet. Eddie was an easy decision after a weekend of binge-watching the Beverly Hills Cop movies 1, 2, and 3.

The first process began with digitally drawing Murphy from two reference photos. Then color was added along with adjustments to his face. The final phase consisted of adding shadows and depth to the drawing.

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