Title: The baptism of Caesar
Medium: graphite n charcoal on paper
Photo credit: Isimi Olumide
Reference Camera: Tecno phantom z
Drawing camera: canon EOS 1200D
Many years ago when I was in the university of Lagos, department of engineering, I had a great feeling I was meant to be better than what I was. That I had to be somewhere other than where I stood. That there was a calling I hadn't answered yet. I could feel all this through my passion for the art.
As much as I tried my best in engineering, things weren't really working out for me so after 5yrs I decided to change. Yup, in my final year like joke like joke. It was obviously a crazy move to make I know. But I believed it was my calling cos of the number of things dat happened during the transfer process. Firstly, that year was the last year unilag would accept combined SSCE results. Secondly, even though I read science subjects in secondary school, I still attempted fine art exam in one of the external GCE exams just cos I loved drawing. Thirdly, that was the only chance I had left to make a transfer possible. Fourthly, my GP was just enough, just right on d mark enough to make that change. It wasn't an easy decision to make I must tell you. Plus I had to first make the transfer change without my parents knowing about it cos they weren't into it. The transfer process was almost a breeze. If I hadn't done the GCE art exam while I was in secondary school I wouldn't have been able to make that transfer. That was proof that God had simply orchestrated my transfer many years ago. I had one obstacle in my way during the transfer process though but when God is in control, mountains would break apart to give u way.
I'm very different from what I was before the transfer now. My temperament n social life wasn't anything to write home about. People said I had issues. But this transfer made all the difference and unleashed the king within me. It was more than a transfer, it was a baptism. My first walk into the department of creative art would be the first day of my life where I was truly happy. The following three years however would be an entirely different story that inspired a new piece of work of art I titled: Caesar's euphoria.
This is a brief of my inspiration (can't say full story or else na here we go sleep lol) but I hope this inspires and encourages you to pursue ur happiness.
I remain urs artistically, isimism.