Carol, your a brave soul painting the sub under water! Good luck and it's looking good so far. I'm a chicken, I stay well away from the water scenes for now.
Marcus, It WAS frustrating. I laughed once I saw the pics, but during our "photo shoot", I kept yelling, "Say Cheese!!" and "Don't eat the baby wipe!!"
and Pat, you're right, what was I thinking asking a group of kids in the age range of 1 - 10 to sit nicely and smile...
Ree, this is why I LOVE pics of kids. They hold nothing back. And I don't mind sketching them with goofy or funny expressions - that's just kids being kids - and I think it shows their personalities.
And when do I get time? Usually late evening after I get home from work, straighten up a bit, and make sure everyone has dinner. I am usually holding Tristan or Aaron too. I rarely have both of my hands free. Or they are playing around my feet while I'm painting. And then once they go to bed, I will sit up for a while and paint.
I'm going to try to work on it some more tonight, I'll post an update as soon as I'm able...