This is my good friend Alex. She moved from Korea to San Francisco to attend Academy of Art University. In our first semester at AAU we bonded over our mutual terror of our professor, Bill Maughan.
It's been a privilege to get to know Alex. She is one of the coolest people I've ever met. Now that we're no longer afraid less afraid of Bill Maughan, we've bonded over our shared love of food. I've drawn multiple silly doodles of Alex, based on inside jokes and stuff, but I wanted to make a portrait that sort of captures Alex as I know her now - Starbucks sipping, art studying, San Francisco hill climbing Alex. So that's what this is.
The fish is inspired by one of Alex's drawings, which you can see below: