My painting process was all over the place, sometimes I would think I'm doing good, but then realize I wasn't, and sometimes I would think I'm doing bad, and realize that what I was doing actually looked good. At the beginning I didn't think it was going to be hard, because i thought it was just skin and that wasn't going to be very difficult. But I didn't realize all the shading, strokes, and colors I would have to mix. It was very difficult for me, since this is the first time painting something on a canvas, I was nervous of how it would turn out. I chose this painting because my power comes from accepting myself for who I am, and this drawing shows the motions that I felt when I was struggling to find that power. A really difficult time while I was drawing was when I added the dark and light color, which by the way were very different (third draft), I didn't know how to mix them together in order to make a shade, so I just ended up making everything look even darker. I was stuck and I didn't know what to do next, because when I added a light color, I felt it looked too much. But when I asked for help and saw Ms. Nuvia adding the light colors and how to properly mix them with the painting, I saw how smooth and great it looked. Something that I very proud of is that i was able to push through difficult times in this painting and create a better final product.