sam lai (who goes by them/their; writes their name in lowercase letters) is a very sweet and intelligent person you would be happy to meet. They’ve also been incredibly patient waiting around for a portrait I promised them months ago.
They wore their favorite T-shirt (with pugs!) when I took photos of them. :^) I experimented more with blending and skin tones this time around. sam in their happy little pose was very, very fun to draw and color.
[EDIT. sam gave me permission to use their full name and allowed me to mention that they are a QTPOC in this post.]