Derek’s World

Two weeks ago I had the honor of painting a very good (and very pregnant) friend of mine’s belly, Sharon.  She and her husband John were expecting their first baby on November 21st and well, baby couldn’t wait that long. She gave birth ONE WEEK after we did this photo shoot on November 14th to a healthy baby boy weighing in at 9 lbs, 8 oz! We made it just in time lol. Since John and Sharon have always been travelers and have gone all over the world together, we came up with a “world” theme. Here are some photos of the process shot by Mr. Photographer/Dad Extraordinaire, John Ejimofor.
I started out by tracing the shapes of the continents on Sharon’s belly. The baby was fluttering around here.
Then I filled in the “water” first with the light blue in the MUF Flash Palette and set it with MAC’s Light  Blue pigment.
Cappy loves pregnant people lol
Momma was such a good sport
Next I filled in the continents with MUF Flash Palette’s green color and set it with various MAC green eye shadows.
Mid Action
I left Antarctica white, because let’s face it… it’s icy cold!
So fun!
The blue dots represent all the places John and Sharon have traveled to. The heart is over L.A., where the baby is 🙂
Momma likes glitter, so we did a sparkly baby plane
Isn’t he a cutie?
She literally has the whole world in her hands
We went with a mother nature theme, isn’t she radiant?
And finally, without further adieu…
Welcome to the world, Derek John Ejimofor!

2 thoughts on “Derek’s World

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