expressionistic self portrait

For my expressionistic self portrait, I went with the emotion "tired." I wanted to use color and shadows to make a version of me that was like a human zombie. I used oil pastels to do this to create a softer look. I added the background last, I used red to contrast the greens and blues in the bust. The hardest part of this project was making it look like me. If I were to change something I would have made the background a different color, because alot of people took the red as an expression of rage or anger