The assignment was to design and create a work of art using the materials used previously in the year. I chose to do a gridded self portrait because I have struggled with self portraits in the past and I wanted to show how much I have grown in my art ability just in this year alone. My final does demonstrate the instructions given because I successfully used the materials in a creative way and I really like how the final product turned out. What I think I did best was the decision to use color only on the shirt, lips and flowers in the second drawing. One thing that I struggled with was deciding what sections I was going to do in color and what ones I was going to leave black and white. If I was going to start over I would have done one more painting using all color.