|I got nothing on this one.|
So, what about this piece in particular? Well, like a lot of my college work, it's got some real problems. The value structure bothers me (it goes dark awful fast in shadows), and the dark creases between the fingers is distracting. The lighting is inconsistent between the hand/head and the rest of the body. There's no real flow, nor composition to speak of. It's just a guy with a thumbs-down for a head.
Even so, there's something about the piece I like. Perhaps it's the color. Perhaps the mood. Perhaps it's the confidence in the paint handling. I honestly don't know. One thing is for sure, though: it gives you a pretty good idea of what I was like in college!