This is a drawing of soldier saying his goodbyes to his son before he heads off to war. The idea of "Up Close and Personal" came from the idea of a man spending some personal time with his son before or after he goes off to war. The emphasis was made by softening the lines and shading of the train in the background, and making the man and his son bolder. Pencil was chosen to make the picture resemble a black-and-white photo from the 1940's. Emotion was used to help the impact of this drawing, since people can relate to having a loved one going off to war, they can understand the emotion the boy is feeling just by looking at him and know the feeling the piece evokes from their own experience.