I don’t quite know how to explain why I chose this subject. I liked the expression and thought it was dramatic and evocative, I guess.
There was a lot of time spent on the values, shadows, and some on the colors (which areas were cooler, what areas were warmer?). The expression of the man came together on its own; he seems at times to me to be merely intense, thoughtful—other times he seems angry and sinister. I’ll let the viewer decide!