I switched up my palette a bit for this illustration for The New York Times. The story is about Lenore Skenazy, best known as "America's Worst Mom" after allowing her then 9-year-old son to ride the subway alone. She has since written a book "Free Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Chidren (With Going Nuts With Worry)," and now has a t.v. series on Discovery Life Channel where she works with over-protective parents to help them loosen their grip on their kids' freedom.
As Skenazy says, "kids need roots and wings. Parents give them roots. I give them wings." You can read the article here.