This is a portrait of Jhonen Vazques, creator of Invader Zim. This was for my Computer Graphics II class, the project was the make a portrait of someone inspirational to you in Illustrator. I veered off the course of the project a little bit. When I was done making the portrait in Illustrator I took it into Photoshop and started smoothing out the values and it evolved into this eventually. I was proud of this piece when I first drew it, and I still am, but looking back I am glad with how far I’ve come. This painting informed a process that I have been working on for painting in Photoshop and over the years it has started to develop wonderfully.