Here is a private commission I did to illustrate a short poem. The overall concept for the image came from the client, including the idea to have the image in black and white except for the stuffing in pink.
Kept from going to the carnival with her sisters was Sandy,
A child who’d never know the joys of funnel cakes or cotton candy.
Disfigured was her face from the acid thrown by mommy one day,
Hidden away so the town wouldn’t find out was the game Mrs.Walsh did play.
And there wasn’t much to do but stay bundled in the attic’s cold air,
So one night she decided to make her own treat from an old teddy bear.