Suffer was a submission for a Halloween themed art show while I was in college. It was the first project that I photoshopped to a heavy extent and it served as a good introduction to the software. I learned a bunch of keyboard shortcuts which increased my productivity by at least 47%.
Some people say that artists have to suffer in some way to produce good work. I do not typically apply the term “artist” to myself very often, especially when liberal amounts of inspiration from popular anime shows are used, but I will say that when things are on my mind they typically are expressed through art or music.