This was a surprisingly fast drawing given the way it was shaded. Getting started, the only idea I had of how it should turn out was that I wanted something small to be saying that line. The rest was all figured out on the spot, but generally it was meant to be reflective of how people tend to define themselves by their (perceived) flaws quite often.
On a technical note, this was one of the first drawings I've done using Photoshop CS6. Some of the brushes that come with the update seem to respond a lot faster than in previous versions so I'd highly recommend a lot of people try it.