This started as a CHOW entry for the Puss in Boots round roughly a year ago. I hadn't been able to finish it at the time and had moved on to other projects, but there was something about it that wouldn't let me forget it. It must have been those eyes.
When I was getting together my portfolio to apply to TAD, I dusted off the file and finished him up. I was aiming for a vaguely Rembrandt style portrait.