Pursuing a career in the creative industry in itself is a form of resistance. Having the courage to go against the grain and resist convention is what separates creative people from the rest of society. This portrait has an aura of strength and courage. It delves into the stark contrasts that exist within the life of an artist. I feel that the life of a creative person can be bittersweet at times, bitter because of the struggle but sweet because we are following our hearts. The positive and negative space within the portrait tells the story of this conflict and polarisation. The textures overlayed in the artwork further demonstrate the obstacles and rough experiences an artist must face within the industry.