This commission was for Leandro. He asked for his character as a toddler. He is a Manticore Pirate King. The Manticore part was easy, but the Pirate King aspect was a bit harder. I had originally suggested a sword, probably a wooden one, but he was not really into the suggestion (given we are talking about a toddler). I thought about a tricorn hat, but that would obscure his horns. So instead I went with a onesie and plenty of gold to convey his successful pirate life!
This piece was done with Copic markers on Strathmore Bristol 500 vellum paper.