Here are a few more drawings of "war kids" from my sketchbook. These were done with Copic markers, and contain no digital elements at all. The drawing of the bear was done first, and I had a limited selection of colors, which is why the bear is kind of mustard a color.
This idea, of a bunch of children getting left behind in a future/fantasy war zone of some kind, is really starting to take shape. It allows me to pursue "post-apocolyptic kid" story, with a reasonable explanation of where the adults are.