The premise for this picture evolved out of my "Trapped" picture (quite a few years ago, and you can definately tell). I simply loved the emotion conveyed in that (even if my technique was not as highly developed). As I became more skilled, I looked for a way to express those same or similar emotions while also demonstrating my level of skill. This picture is the first of a series. The first is realistically rendered in pencil. The second one (when I finish it) will be a little more abstracted, done in pen. And the third and final piece will be in acrylic paint, and be done in an expressionistic style.