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Illustrator Offers People Free Portraits in Exchange for Their Secrets

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Under normal circumstances if you want a portrait of yourself from a professional artist you would have to pay, however this fascinating on-going series from illustrator and art director Terence Eduarte is far from normal. As part of a series titled 100 Days of Secrets the artist draws people portraits in exchange for their secrets and the confessions he's got so far are from the hard hitting and deep to the slightly more laughable.

The result of these confessions placed along side Eduarte's colourful illustrative style with his subjects facing away from us often creates a rather somber mood, particularly when his subjects have opened up about some of their deepest fears or confessions about their emotions and where they're at in life - “Half of my friends are people I wish I never met,” one person admitted.

The project will span over 100 days and is still ongoing, so if you've got a secret you'd like to share with Eduarte you could be next. You can also see more of his work here.

1. “I like playing with other people's feelings because I'm unsure about mine.”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

2. “I always check if my friends are doing well, but people rarely ask how I am.”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

3. “I wear heels and dress to the nines whenever my head is in a dark space.”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

4. “Half of my friends are people I wish I never met.”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

5. “My daughter doesn't know that her lost cat is home. He is buried in our backyard”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

6. “I created an imaginary friend as a coping mechanism for my depression. Now I want to make her disappear but she keeps coming back.”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

7. “I don't like the taste of coffee. I can't even stand hot coffee. But sometimes I buy it anyway just so I can take a picture of it.”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

8. “I secretly get aroused whenever I see supercars.”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

9. “I have a crippling fear of abandonment. I use machismo to hide it because I feel like it makes me weak.”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

10. “I wish I could be like my boyfriend's ex-girlfriend. She's very beautiful and confident. Unlike me, jealous and insecure.”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

11. “I dated my professor back in college. I was 23, she was 37.”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

12. “My parents think I quit smoking.”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

13. “I love dogs, but sometimes I worry I'll end up an old dog lady.”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

14. “I secretly hide behind my humor. I can be seething in anger and tell jokes five minutes later.”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

15. “I catfish guys on random dating sites. I enjoy pretending to be someone who I'm not.”

Terence Eduarte

Terence Eduarte

Illustrations posted with permission from Terence Eduarte.