‘Silicon Valley Boy’ by Carol Lois Haywood; pastel pencil on 9X12″ white-toned, sanded board

Exploring a subject with an olive complexion and wearing a colorful shirt can be a lot of fun–for a colorist like me!

Because he is a close friend, I also got him to show me symbols of his programmer profession to include in the portrait background.

Since his work is his life, it makes sense. Even the shirt shows some latticework design that he said was related to generating code.