So this is a few different things:
1. It is a portrait, of legal academic and political activist Lawrence Lessig.
2. It is unusual in that it is one of the few releases I do under a Creative Commons license (since Mr. Lessig is in essence the creator of that set of legal vehicles)
3. I would like to see remixes of this by others (I have several of my own intended for eventual release)
4. Yes, this is quite loud, and I am not totally sold on the color scheme. I went through several, but somehow ended up with this one, and am fully willing to concede it is wholly atypical. But that is not always a bad thing, just an atypical one.
I am a strong advocate of copyright, but I am also a strong advocate of a large and energetic commons. The two are not necessarily at odds with each other (unless you are an intellectually dishonest entity like the MPAA or Disney who claim otherwise). Just like my releases for #resurgere
I think releasing this under CC licensing fits the suited audience and context of the subject matter.
This was done initially in mechanical pencil, processed heavily in Inkscape, then some minor tweaks in Illustrator.