working from a photo of people I’ve never met, I get no less involved in the feelings displayed than when I’m working on friends and family. This one was such a great representation of affectionate friendship.
Oh also, I only had about 2 hours and change to work on this one, rather than the 3+ that it seems to take to get to a more finished place. I would have liked to have studied the hand more carefully, and resolved or cleaned up some other areas. But the sketched feeling is also OK with me, as long as the basics are in the right places and have the right feel.