If you're into the whole brevity thing.
The beard was definitely experimentation - a lot of washes, and a lot of squinting, but I think it came out ok. I've got one more portrait I'd like to do, but I really need to get started on some color (!) comps for portfolio work, so it will be a balancing act. :)
And yesterday I celebrated that I have only one (1!) more year until I can legally rent a car, woooo.
Also! I saw a pretty cool idea from a Cal Arts student's blog I was looking through, that asks you to fill squares with what has influenced you...or just what you like. I didn't give it too much thought, but I think this is pretty close.