My piece is a self portrait. The medium I used was pen. First, I planned out my portrait by making a sketch of the picture I looked at. Then, I took a piece of newspaper and glued it to a piece of card stock paper and let it dry. Next, I drew on the outline of the person and added highlights in the hair. After that, I used watercolor to splatter paint the background. Finally, I used the end of a paint brush to place each piece of glitter onto the lips.
The thing that I found most successful was the background because it it gives the portrait a pop of color and looks interesting against the newspaper. If I were to do this again I would make the overall size of the portrait bigger.