A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a gentleman who follows me onTwitter, who wanted to know if I’d be interested in contributing a self portrait to an online exhibition project he’s putting together; I’m sure he had some sort of quick sketch in mind when he asked, but I’m not sure what a quick sketch is anymore! I told him that I was interested and that I’d be sending something along soon. I, of course, went overboard with my “sketch.” These days, I’m more interested in enjoying myself and drawing something that says something, more than anything else. I obviously took the self portrait idea in a somewhat different direction, but I like the result. Having a good time, creating with complete freedom, and producing something that says something about my current state of mind have become my priorities. I believe that someone should walk away with an idea of who you are as a person after looking through your sketchbook. If you’re not expressing ideas and emotions then what’s the point? Your work should always reflect who you are as a person in one way or another. It’s something that isn’t always easy to do, but in the end, it’s the only option you have as an artist; you must express who you are.