Lo and behold, found among my old college handouts and files – my first ever self-portrait.
This was created by my friend Madel Cimatu for one of our Art classes. I refuse to believe the flower was my idea.
We even attempted to explain the work with this feeling-sophisticated description.
This portrait is representative of the subject’s personality – unconventional and lively. It was expressed very well by the artist’s choice of colors and additional elements like the flower, shades and zebra vase. These ideas came as the artist progressed with her work – showing her creative imagination, but not compromising her skills.
Note from the professor, whom we almost outwitted – “Very good drawing, but insufficient explanation.”