I drew and painted this for the fifth issue of the Brooklyn illustrated newspaper Thunk, and as that issue has now been released I can show it to you guys!
This is obviously indented to fit with the whole Kony thing that was popular a while back. I never actually read anything about the issue, but an image like this is easy enough to put together, since (to the astonishment of the trendy idiots of the world) child soldiers existed before Kony was kewl and hip.
I put in some carefully considered details to add more impact to the image.... Notice that the gun is a US Armalite rather than the typical Kalashnikov one expects in images like these. Research confirmed that some militias obtain these rifles, and also note that it's a 1960s vintage M16, not a modern M4.
The editor told me that this image has gotten a lot of positive feedback from their readers.
Ink & watercolour on paper, 29 x 42cm