This painting is based on a series of digital scans of my face. The smearing and smudging of the skin is the effect of moving while the scanner is running. It is purposeful but always a surprise. The image is then digitally enhanced, cropped and melded together from multiple scans. I spend quite a bit of time with the digital aspect of the piece before it's ready to paint or draw. Click or swipe your hand across the image to see the "between" layers. There are about 4 layers to this painting.