This is a pencil portrait I just completed for an Etsy customer. It's a drawing of her father, who passed away last year. Here is the photograph that she sent me:
The drawing is going to be a Christmas present for the customer's mother. When the customer saw the finished portrait, she said "The portrait is remarkable. I am in awe of how lifelike it looks. I am so excited to see my mom's reaction when she opens it on Christmas." I wish I could be there to see her mother open it as well! It's an honor to be part of creating such a sentimental gift.