Maybe it's wrong to say that but it's actually much harder to stay in that position without nails.
I wanted to portray both a feeling of pain and relief.
My roomate was surprised to hear I was not christian since my work is (according to her) "obviously" christian, and I received a very sweet supportive message from someone who said that my work "makes her love Jesus".
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that renaissance paintings ( and their religious themes) are my main inspiration since I was a child, that's how I leant to draw.
* finally did that Q&A video