This is an illustration I did for "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak while in computer illustration class last spring. In this scene, Rudy Stiener, a German boy, arrives at the scene of a bomber crash in time to give the enemy pilot a gift just before he dies. I love this book, and especially the scenes in it like this one, that clearly, painfully, beautifully show the best of what it means to be human. Just for clarity's sake, I don't own the characters and the story, they were magnificently crafted my Markus Zusak. I just drew a picture of them.