The young girl that Nick loved was named Nimmie Amee. Her family being of high social stature went to the Wicked Witch of the East and asked her to curse Nick's axe. The Witch, liking the idea, agreed. The next morning when Nick went to work, his axe betrayed him, and buried itself deeply in his chest.
Nick's family, desperate to save their dying son, raced his body to the Emerald City, where they were told that the Wizard of Oz could save him.
Below is the beginning of a commission I did for a friend Chris. It was for his daughter. Honestly, the colour scheme was his idea, not mine. I would have made it darker :P