BRIEF: Create an illustration to post on social media.

PROCESS: I began this as one of my regular weekly illustration, but during the sketching process it turned into a self-portrait. An area for improvement that I focused on in this piece was filling the background of my illustrations; I often make standalone characters with no surrounding environment. I wanted to incorporate some botanical elements, both because I enjoyed the shapes and colours of the mural I created the past summer and because it was February and I was in need of some bright warm colours. Although it does not look quite exactly like me, it serves as a self-portrait of a version of me in a warmer climate and one who is brave enough to cut her hair that short.