As I consider why I did such a picture, I remember that at the time I was 15, and I recall being extremely hormonal with my views generally across all issues. So when I look at this picture I am not really surprised as to the fact that it contains within it a relitavely young female with a gun pointed to her head with rain slanting across the page. Nor am I surprised at the rather unoriginal title of 'Hostage' that I gave to it.
Upon looking at it, it looks like it is meant to be a cartoon inspired, or anime themed picture, however I'd had no exposure to anime or manga of any kind at the time, and my main goal was to create a life resemblance, but not a life drawing. I was also obsessed wiht detail, hence the use of pen, as I would often start out with a very light pencil to get feel of how the image would turn out. At the time I never drew from subjects, it was always directly from my imagination, which surprises me as now if I attempted to draw something from my mind only, it would probably turn out less refined.
My final thoughts on this are that as a picture, its only success is that of a more artistic cartoonist, but technically, its pretty good, and agewise, it shows that I was an avid practicer in drawing.