While working on a piece, I stumbled upon this rather dramatic composition that I thought worth saving - a happy accident if you will.
Similar to my previous obscure self-portraits, this piece captures an expressive moment in deliberate clarity. The lack of background once more provides an effective means in creating a dramatic composition that serves well for a gripping portrait. A sense of isolation also creeps in adding to a peculiar sense of depth to the piece as a whole. Where the previous lack of colour helped perpetuate a further sense of obscurity, the returning colour seems to ground the piece in reality for a dramatic effect.
In its entirety, I believe this portrait captures a precise instance of my own identity that becomes particularly expressive in a dramatic manner - something which I may come back to.