I wanted to paint something out of my comfort zone, that is why I went for an abstract piece this time round. I had to learn how to simplify shapes from their original details and it was harder than I expected. Our eyes are trained to observe the tiniest details but not to see the subjects as a whole. I painted different kinds of textures to accentuate these details (angular and some cursive strokes). I also liked how the colours turned out, it feels as if he’s “underwater”.