A Fan Art Portrait of Me – by Artist Emma B.

  I received this beautiful message from artist (and martial artist) Emma B., you can find her Facebook artist page here, she wrote to me that she wishes she...

Fan Art Portrait of Emma B - Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu

 

I received this beautiful message from artist (and martial artist) Emma B., you can find her Facebook artist page here, she wrote to me that she wishes she could support me financially, but instead she offered me this portrait which is absolutely incredible to receive. Below is the dedication she wrote on her Facebook share:

“My tribute to a very brave Muay Thai boxer : Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu – Muay Thail
She didn’t asked for this I did this from the heart. Lately I read her blog and I’ve been so impressed by the story of her life and her power to get up and follow her dreams. Now she’s fighting in Thailand and she very good at it (if you ask me Follow her blog here : www.8limbs.us

I’ve been drawn by very close friends in my life and something about the trust and intimacy of “sitting” for the process and then looking at the lines and finding (or not finding) yourself in the image is a profound experience.  I don’t know Emma B. personally but she has written to me before and placed potential vulnerability in my hands by doing so – I say “potential” because I’ve gotten a distinct impression off of Emma that her soft spots fortify her, rather than weaken her.  It’s pretty incredible to think that someone out there has dedicated the time and focus to create such a beautiful depiction of me, one that feels strong when I look at it – beyond the “does it resemble my visage?” point – and I’m very moved by it.  Perhaps more than I can say.  Thank you, Emma; for seeing me, for trusting in me, and for sharing yourself and your intention.

You can see the time lapse of its illustration here below, which is pretty cool:

 

A larger image is on Deviant Art.

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A 100 lb. (46 kg) female Muay Thai fighter. Originally I trained under Kumron Vaitayanon (Master K) and Kaensak sor. Ploenjit in New Jersey. I then moved to Thailand to train and fight full time in April of 2012, devoting myself to fighting 100 Thai fights, as well as blogging full time. Having surpassed 100, and then 200, becoming the westerner with the most fights in Thailand, in history, my new goal is to fight an impossible 471 times, the historical record for the greatest number of documented professional fights (see western boxer Len Wickwar, circa 1940), and along the way to continue documenting the Muay Thai of Thailand in the Muay Thai Library project: see patreon.com/sylviemuay

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