This was originally a rough sketch that I had started back in 2010 and just left in a folder on my hard drive. With the release of "Man of Steel" this past weekend, I had decided to take it out, dust it off and finish it. It's a bittersweet piece, and especially one that resonates with the tone of Father's Day and patriarchal sacrifice. In fact, the greatest compliments that I've received so far on it by other internet patrons are those that told me that this illustration made them or their wives cry. It's not usually the intention of my pieces, haha, but the fact that it could touch the parental heart strings of people is a good thing I suppose. I hope you enjoy!