Unfortunately, real life doesn't always cooperate with our best made plans. Just as I was putting down sketches for this assignment, my wife ended up in the hospital and delivered our son 8 weeks before his due date. For those of you who may not know, that's a very serious situation!
Thankfully, my wife and son are doing great. PopShot's creator, Jacob Denno was very understanding and accommodating as I worked to get things situated at home.
When I was able to get back into the drawing saddle, I ended up channeling all the frustration, fear, and emotions I was experiencing into the illustration. As much as this was an illustration of Plinio, I realized it was also a self portrait which encapsulated my journey as a husband and father into the unknown.
Here is the sketch I did before our family emergency as I was trying to get the idea recorded as soon as possible: