I wonder if this what a snake's skin looks like to the snake after it has been shed? That is kind of how this feels to me now. I recall an overwhelming feeling of dismay and despair upon drawing this originally, but now it seems more like a discarded skin, an empty mask that I once wore. I am also getting a strong Grey Alien vibe here...or maybe a one of their corpses.
A bit of a nod here to the Munch's The Scream. Also an intentional attempt at duplication of woodgrain or linoleum cut print within Photoshop. In the end, just a sketch, but an interesting exploration nonetheless.