Again, DeviantArt's hq Blog came up with a good question. Here http://hq.deviantart.com/blog/42616109/?utm_source=elnino&utm_medium=messagecenter&utm_campaign=DA_ELN_NET_ArtOfSoulsBlog_LI_072711&utm_term=link techgnotic asks whether we would like a portrait to capture our "essence" or better have a "misinterpretation" that makes us look better.
My personal option would be that I would like to have my essence captured. I think prettiness is pettiness. If I need to photoshop a picture to create a certain image of myself and to edit myself into looking what I perceive as better, then I usually end up with something that represents neither: my "