My first intension was it to paint just an ordinary self-portrait. While searching for the right motive I was listening to "La Puerta Del Cielo" by Enigma. It really drove me to change my first thought of the ordinary portrait and made me choose a picture where only my shoulder and my neck is visible, and my necklace and earrings.
I started to want to evoid my face. Not because I don't like it, just because it's the most important part of a portrait. A little controversal.
So I began to draw and paint.
Plain colors made the portrait look like a portrait of someone dead.
Added more stronger colors. Maybe it's called more chroma.
It looked so empty as something was missing... the idea to draw a skull on my cheek crawled into my mind. Perfect!