Finally have some progress for my thesis!!!! This piece was about trying to figure out what I wanted to get out of the collection of work for this year. I wanted to focus on mixing graphic shapes with detailed pieces in order to create a juxtaposition of the different elements. For this piece I began with a portrait and slowly began building up the information in the face. I fooled around with a new photoshop brush I created for the background. I was most interested in the idea of leaving information out as opposed to rendering everything equally like I typically do in my work. I think this really helped me to get the graphic quality without losing all the subtle details and textures that I love.