The illustration used today is a digital one but I don't remember where I got it - many many months ago. I used the custom palette and gave him a fairly standard coloring. Such a cute little guy.
I pulled papers from the Tea For Two 6x6 pad to maintain the Red, White and Blue theme and added a bit of brown twine to go with his shoes and maintain the masculine feel.
I rounded corners for a more casual feel and used Distress Ink to tone down the stark white.