This is a portrait I did several years ago of my mother-in-law, Sandra and my nephew, Noah. I entered it into the Arts and Letters Awards at the time, and it was criticized harshly by the judges. It was my first time entering, and I had to work up the courage to do so. I was a little angry at first when I read what they had to say because I felt the judges could have done it a little more gently. I found out afterwards that the judges were very harsh with everyone who entered, including the winners. It just made me more determined to keep drawing no matter what anyone else says. Not everyone is going to like what you do. The important thing is that you like what you do and to keep doing it.