I've flagged this thread as NSFW - Nudity because I will very likely be posting some work from my classes which will include nude male and female models in addition to anatomical studies of the human figure and personal work.
This illustration was done in 2005 as my 2D Design final exam project. The theme for the final exam was "duality" and we were supposed to show both our self and things which represent us.
I'm a very big fan of the manga and anime Hellsing by Kouta Hirano. I used to cosplay as Integra and a lot of her behavior and personality traits I see in myself. The background of the primary colors was meant to show how art is a fundamental part of my life, I look at the world through the eyes of an artist. I allowed the red to bleed into the other colors because it's reflective of the themes of Hellsing and it shows how art touches so much of my life.
This was done with ink, acrylic paints, colored pencil and Prismacolor markers on illustration board.