I learned how to create a gradient out of grayscale and how different materials introduced in a composition can catch one’s attention even though it is not the artist’s intention. I feel as if I could have painted the collage better if I tried the Grid Method, however, I was constrained by time and the space wasn’t wide enough for detail. I learned that painting is hard but it isn’t impossible, it took me several tries of fixing the tone and ruining the image in the process. I’ll apply this patience and persistence to the next project. I took the advice of attempting to add detail to the eyes with a finer brush and made the surrounding area around the eyes darker.