One of the earliest cuttings I did, I think it was the fourth, was a self-portrait of my buddy Troy. I was particularly fascinated with the position of his deltoid, bicep, and pectoral muscles , and the mild shadows between them. It was the first done in blue and I still hadn't worked out the shading gradients or the correct framing, so the highlight on his cheekbones and face is a little too harsh, and the 10x14 image is lost in its 16x20 frame.
I wanted to see how he would look if I corrected these mistakes and went with the brown sepia shades, but in order to make it more mysterious, added an extra dark layer and removed a lighter one. I think the result is successful.