I wasn't sure I was going to get something done for Illustration Friday this week, but then Philly got another massive snow storm (something like 73 inches of snow so far this winter, more than half of that in the last 5 days - it's completely ridiculous) and I had yesterday and today off work by virtue of just not being able to get there, so... I had some extra free time on my hands. I'm actually really happy with how it came out, so even though I'd rather let piranhas perform lasik surgery on me than deal with one more flake of snow, I'm glad I had the time to get it done.
I sometimes use those little dot eyes when I sketch kids, but more often than not when it comes to time do the final illustration I find them very creepy. Like the button eyes in Coraline.