As part of our family reunion, Mom and Dad hired a professional artist to come to the house and draw caricature portraits of all of us. His name is David Bowman. He is the author and illustrator of the "Who's Your Hero?" series.
We LOVED sitting for our caricatures. :)
I have often felt sad that we were never able to get a photo of all 6 of us on our only day with Benjamin. It felt so good to have this drawing! He used a photo of Benjamin to draw him, but I requested that he draw him awake. I love how he's waving in the picture. Notice Ruby in the portrait as well. I think it's hilarious how spastic she looks! :)
Thank you, Mom and Dad! This was so fun, and will be a treasured picture for us!
He did an amazing job of our portraits. But what especially impressed me about his work was his pictures of Christ that were on display in his studio. They are sensitively and beautifully done. I'm hoping to save up some pennies and commission him to do a serious portrait of Benjamin. . . .
(The above picture of Christ with a child is called "Security.")