After completing the creation story comic,I was able to look forward to my self portrait. It was because I had paid so much attention to color and value in the last project that I was able to come forth and make a better project. If I hadn’t focused so much on figuring out how light interacted with shadows, this project wouldn’t have come out as good as it did. It shows a strong use of contrast that just makes things much more dynamic, giving the portrait a serious feel. It also utilizes atmospheric perspective giving appearance that my body is a little turned as I look down towards you or whatever it is that I am looking at.