"It may be long to get me there It feels like I've been everywhere But someday I'll be coming home Round and round the world will spin Oh, the circle never ends So you know that I'll be coming home" -Coming Home, John Legend.
Gorgeous work! I think this is your best piece since "Steppin Out." I live the attention to detail (especially the backpack and footwear), the natural motion and expression and the dynamic composition of the piece. In a word: masterful!
You've done a beautiful job, not just nailing the pose and props, but capturing all of that lovely emotion as well. I grew up with this. My father, brothers, and spouse have all served overseas during wartime.