Using myself as a reference, I sketched out my eyes, my profile and my cheek bones. I knew I was going to have to use a combination of realism through the features, but depend in on the colors to give the art the abstract appearance I wanted.
Deepening the colors behind and below the face brings the face forward. Adding a hint of color where a shadow would be from the nice and lips make the face evident.
This painting didn't have as much meaning to me as the last one, but her eyes looking up can sumbolize whatever the viewer infers. I wanted to capture they're emotion with my color choice.