"Once upon a time there was a little boy who spoke to birds..."
My brother likes to make animal sounds to his son (my nephew). One common play-noise my silly brother makes is that he coo's like a pigeon. I tease him, saying little William is going to grow up speaking bird instead of english. Whether or not the child does start cooing, one nick name I've given the poor boy is Pigeon Prince.
The youngster in the illustration has more hair than William does right now… Perhaps it's an older version of him.
I tried to give this simple picture a sort of light, storybook feel- What do you think? ^^