Strange Portrait

This is the most heavily commented piece in my Elfwood gallery, undoubtedly because I asked a question - what do you see?

Most people see deeply symbolic things about masks and inner ugliness and bare souls and all kinds of things. Really, I drew it because I took a life drawing artclass, and the assignment was a self-portrait that also showed bones and muscles. It's actually a lot larger than this - There was a full moon behind her head, and I did a Rackman-style raspberry leaf border around the whole thing. I think it's a 16 x 20 - we had to do several big pieces for this class.

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