Continuing from my previous digital painting portraits, I have tried a much more dynamic and expressive palette to achieve something more painterly, capturing an instance of my own identity. I originally intended to capture a raging anger, although sometimes as I look at it I find it more possessive of a quiet despair. Thus, the piece itself can reflect the layering of our multiple identities in the vigour of strokes suggestive of chaos, anger and despair.
Although I am pleased with the results, I wonder how much further I can take this on a conceptual level. It pains me to say it, but perhaps I have been caught up in the passion of creating a digital painting that is hampering my exploration of portraiture and the nature identity. With thoughts like these, I guess its time to move on and allow the concept to guide my aesthetic choices rather than the other way round.