The image is a self portrait of me showing my emotions on the outside. It shows how tired and drained I am and how sad I be from working long hours at work and going to school. I want my work to communicate the fact that you should take care of yourself and be good on the inside so it won’t show on the outside. For my image I used soft pastels. I wanted everything to look soft as if it would melt if you touch it. This relates to my previous work because my previous work is mostly self-portraits. The process to create was I first did a sketch and then i start on the big areas and shaded the color in then I went in on the little details and then I added anything to it that would make it pop. An artist that has work similar to mine is Frida Kahlo. She makes mostly self portraits that correlate to her personal life. A technique that was important to creating my image was to make sure I put a paper over my work so it doesn’t smudge. A new technique I learned was to rub in the colors with your finger to make it blend better. I am most proud of the fact that I was able to create a product that I imagined in my head. One thing I would change about this is the fact that the canvas I made it on was very small and not able to really showcase my work. Throughout this project I learned how to mix colors very well and I learned how to use soft pastels.