I'll admit, this is a bit of a strange pose, but it was originally going somewhere specific.
We drove through a pretty spectacular lightning storm tonight. I've always been fascinated by lightning, even though I was absolutely petrified of storms when I was a kid. Tonight I saw what appeared to be lots and lots of sky to ground lightning, as well as splintered bolts dancing across the sky.
As I drove along with Emma, I decided that tonight's self-portrait would include lightning in some way. When I sat down to draw, I cocked my head back and planned a dark background with bolts of lightning shooting from my eyes. Obviously the plan changed just a little once I started working...
#232 June 9, 2011, Ink and acrylic on paper