Digital painting portrait for Wall St, Journal of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpelès. Thanks to AD Heather Stephens.
A little backstory: Editors originally wanted him to be disintegrating Matrix-style (second image), but upon delivery of final art, opted for a full, straight-forward portrait (first image). But in the end, he still reminds me of Nathan, the drug-dealing kid with Down Syndrome from South Park.