My painting instructor, Terri Burris, used a prompt one day, to get everyone to paint a self portrait. This idea of me seemed to pop up quite naturally. Terri keeps a portfolio of scraps, and I found the tissue paper and marked paper inside. It made a great talk bubble. I like to draw in this easy manner, more cartoon like, with a hint of realism. I also enjoy changing the natural skin tone to something different. In this case, my first choice of skin color was orange and my hair green. It makes a good underlay for the final result.