I've been wanting to do a portrait of Richard Dawkins for a long time. Along with Carl Sagan, Dawkins has opened my eyes so much and helped me understand so much more deeply the meaning of evolution and science. He is truly one of my most admired persons.
I worked about 6 hours on this in two sittings. I had an almost disastrous moment when a remote control fell on it and left a dent, but when the pencil went over it and got blended, it fortuitously turned into a "mole" which looks rather natural to me, but which he doesn't actually have