My human figure painting is an attempt at showing the perspective of how I felt in the beginning as I was very content with this image. It is very much a continuation of me feeling content with the innocent perception people had placed on me to eventually feeling distress and desperation, wanting to break free of this view I thought would affect my chances to be seen seriously which is shown in the portrait.
I tried to appear content with my body language but my face while my face is distorted as my face is where I show the emotions within my own mind like I did in the portrait painting.
The two paintings are definitely a series following the same narrative and I think it is important that they are not viewed without the other as they both show different perspectives to the story.
I am unsure as to whether I want to build on this painting but due to the long drying times of oil, I would need to wait before doing so.