Portrait of the Artist as a Young Squiggly Person

Sort of a fun exercise in class that I decided to *gasp!* FINISH!!! Distorted a photo using a grid. I'm sure you've heard of it.
The scanner couldn't quite get it right, and try as I might I couldn't Photoshop the evil out, so I photographed it - it may be a little shadowed, but the colour and contrast is nearly spot on.
Coloured Pencils (Prismacolour) on Mayfair. Speedball ink used, which I found smudged a bit with the pencils. Used a pen (2 different nibs) to lay down the linework. The bottom shows what it looked like before I coloured it (doi) and the reference photo - not sure what happened to my face but I quickly got over it and posted the damned thing anyways. The picture is from about grade 4 or 5 - you can imagine.
Used my colourless blender rather heavily in this one, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The background was a big of a pain in the ass to do - but I love the idea. I think if I were to do it again I would use a pen and coloured ink instead of pencil crayons. It was too much to keep the lead sharp and I found that line inconsistency was rampant. Maybe I'm just too lazy. *shrugs*

10" x 12"