I plan on submitting work to my friend's magazine soon, and this was sort of a "practice piece." I have a tendency to noodle my drawings, and I'm hoping to be more streamlined for future pieces. For me, it's more a priority now that a drawing is expressive and clear, than have a lot going on. It should've always been a priority, but I have certain drawing habits, and old habits die hard.
As for the image itself, I think I ended up creating a character that's a mesh between Hitchcock and a French New Wave director. The magazine I'm submitting for is a film magazine, so that explains why I picked this subject.