The Hero's Journey is an arduous one. The stuff of myths and stories from the most ancient times down to today's modern blockbuster movies and even video games, it begins with following the call of your heart to undertake a great task, right a great wrong, or simply to try to understand some wondrous or terrible prodigy that's crossed your path. As the great scholar of myth Joseph Campbell puts it, this call to adventure can summon the hero to any number of places:

" . . . a forest, a kingdom underground, beneath the waves, or above the sky, a secret island, lofty mountaintop, or profound dream state; but it is always a place of strangely fluid and polymorphous beings, unimaginable torments, super human deeds, and impossible delight. The hero can go forth of his own volition to accomplish the adventure, as did Theseus when he arrived in his father's city, Athens, and heard the horrible history of the Minotaur; or he may be carried or sent abroad by some benign or malignant agent as was Odysseus, driven about the Mediterranean by the winds of the angered god, Poseidon."

From that point begins a cycle of events that involves facing enemies and great ordeals, maybe even traveling to the very borders of life and death, and being tried in the fires of adversity before finishing the hero's great task and undertaking the long journey home. It's stirring stuff, the kind of thing that both fond daydreams and harrowing stories of sacrifice are made of.

There's just one problem: most of us, in our day to day lives, have to be a very different kind of hero. In the hustle and bustle of modern life and nine-to-five commitments, in between dropping the kids off at school, getting ready for a big presentation at the office, household chores and yard work and taking the dog to the vet—or any of the other dozens of commitments that make up contemporary life—where do you find the time to go questing? And if adventure came calling, would we even want it, with all the dangers and hardships it would involve?

Luckily, there's an easier way to get into the heroic frame of mind. All you need is an idea and the help of a talented artist from Nobilified.

Maybe you'd like a custom novelty portrait of yourself or a friend as a mythical hero like Hercules? Maybe you'd like to be cast as an American President, or a Viking warrior, or a chivalrous Knight, or even as Napoleon? With Nobilified, the sky is the limit. All you need to do is submit a source image that serves as the basis of your idea, choose the piece of art you'd like to see it combined with, and our talented artists will turn that concept into a custom portrait painting that will put smiles on the faces of your friends and family for years to come.

These novelty portraits make for both hilarious conversation pieces and delightful artistic works in their own right. Mount your Nobilified masterpiece on the wall and be an instant hero without having to risk being eaten by dragons! Contact us today to set your very own Hero's Journey in motion at

September 18, 2019 by Acquire Agency Collaborator