I had a chance to do this portrait of a mom and her two little ones for Mother's Day! The photo I worked with is below. I used a little artistic liscense, in adjusting the size of the boy on the left. I wanted the mom to be a little taller than the kids. It just seemed to work better visually. Working with the shadows on their faces was fun! Below are some of the facepainting work I've done lately. My granddaughter Pheadra wanted the Cat with flowers design! Meow! My other granddaughter Bailey wanted the cat/flower face too! It was her birthday party! Other guests at the party! Below is an insightful talk by my favorite illustration teacher and children's book artist Will Terry. Good advice about time management for artists!