I created this artwork because I wanted to work with three different types of material. I was able to work with paint, mod podge, and crayons.My overall vision for my work was to create a portrait of a young girl with the background of the important news articles. I think my work communicates positive and good vibes to the viewer. I think I achieved a very unique look through this creation of this work. My current work relates to one of my previous artwork was when I once created did a mod podge with a balloon to create an mask. An example of an artist or work of art that fits with contemporary art is a portrait by Zak Prekop. He creates paintings with the illusion of light and depth. Starting off the project i had to cut multiple pieces of new articles which would be use to my background of the portrait. Also, then drawing an outline of drawing and figure out the spacing. I began with the background with the mod podge because that was the most time consuming part. Then, painted the outline of the girl, her clothing, and face. FInally, colored her hair in with black crayon. My inspiration for my image came from https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2434/4048317339_24c1be827d.jpg . This work reflects the world because it includes actual news articles and major stories. My work can influences my own life in a positive way when it comes to my upcoming projects in art class. A certain technique that was important was the mod podge, using not to much but not to little for the newspaper. A new technique that I learned or experimented more with in the process of making this work is the amount of paint used. Overall this project turned out very good. It didn’t take long at all to finish and complete all components. I would enjoy to do this project again.