So, I'm doing portraits right now. And here's a couple of quick sketches for the next one. Major difference is in the background. V1 has a weird skinny forest in the background. V2 has curtains and a heart shaped key. And I can't decide which one I like better. So here are both sketches.
I went with the forest. Here's a super-quick colour study:
I've decided I'm going to call it "Bitter Fruits". It's a self portrait (which is annoying, I hate doing them, but whatever), and it's named for the tattoo I have across my chest which says "The Bitter Fruit is Born of Anger". In the painting it's just going to say "Bitter Fruits" though. The final will be 10.5" by 22", oil on masonite.