This is a fantasy portrait commissioned by a Boston-area fan. I've done a lot of these portraits with varying success. My portraitee suggested the theme of a "student wizard" which was a more original idea before the Harry Potter series took over the theme. The title of the book, "So You Want to be a Wizard," refers to the influential young-adult fantasy by Diane Duane. As I remember, the portraitee didn't think my portrait looked like him and wasn't satisfied. I wonder what he looks like now.
"So You Want to be a Wizard" is ink and watercolor on illustration board, 8 1/2" x 11", November 1990.