Full size under cut; SFW but spoilery for fic! So I'd suggest reading first and if you want to get a closer look at the art, then peek below the cut.
Pencil on paper, digitally colored. Not sure it looks a whole lot like young Sam but there it is. I was trying to push the expression and veer away from photorealism a bit, for feeeeeelings. I dunno; it' just satisfies me a little more. And boy does it feel good to hold a pencil every once in a while. :D