The Special Gift, page 6 Storybook art, February 2011, Pencil, Adobe Photoshop

The Special Gift by Charlene Shepard is a children's book with a message of acceptance and equality. It may be found for purchase here.

There are several depictions of the main character, Freddie the Skunk over the course of this book, but this is my favorite. I wanted the character to appear utterly defeated, and so I depicted him wiping his nose on his "sleeve", much like a small child would.


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