The story of this image began in 2001, when I took a photo of myself in such a repressed position. That time I had a film camera Zenit E where I could not check the exposure and aperture right after taking photo so had to hope and actually pray the photo would turn out ok.
Some time before 2004 I had decided to make a drawing based on the photo. I am really awful at drawing so it was really hard to get it on paper. Once I had it scanned the things went on much smoother. I am more digital person than pencil and brush artist. My favorite from many different versions of that time is the black and white one from 2004. I just looked it up again this year to use fragments of this image on my mini business cards and I am very pleased with the outcome.
I was going to publish only the year 2004 version, but with a bit time off after few weeks of 12 hour workdays, I needed to calm my mind on some creation. The first image on this page is what turned out after applying couple gradients.
I published the original white background drawing about a year ago as one of my depressive mood photos (Time for crash) so won’t include that one here.