The kindly old wizard human takes sympathy on the abandoned elven child, and adopts him into his care, to raise him up in the ways of high magic.
The was drawn with a photo reference, of which I have full permission to use, both from the photographer and the subjects. This is my grandfather and one of my cousins. I used about 6 different pencils for this, and it took around four hours. Probably my best pencil portrait.