In order to take a break from doing the children’s work, I decided to have my hand at doing a portrait. Not one which represents my appearance, but rather my feelings and undisclosed inner sanctum that only seems to shine through within my art, and even then it’s just the tip of the iceberg. This portrait, “Embodiment of Self and the Reflection of Doubt” gives visual representation to what naturally occurs in my imagination. There’s a very faint hint of anything resembling a classic portrait, but I feel that it is more true to me than a clear profile. That which lies on the surface merely conceals the truth from within, and this is that shadow of doubt that resides there. I plan to add color and texture as soon as I can, but until then I wanted to disclose the pure black and white ink drawing, which is a whole world apart from the digitally colored piece.