Sometimes it's challenging to viewers when a self-portrait doesn't really include the likeness of the artist. I personally think that some of the best portraits (images of the artist or of others) focus not on what the person looks like, but rather what they are like. In other words, certain aspects of a person's personality are often the most important thing.
#80 January 8, 2011, Acrylic on paper
Sounds: Son Volt, Trace