Recently I attended a portfolio workshop with Ruth Sanderson that was throught the NE SCBWI. It was a fantastic day and Ruth was so generous sharing her knowledge and time with us. She is so talented so please check out the link to her website above. During the workshop, she sat with each of us and reviewed our portfolios. When she saw this piece in my portfolio, she raised the question as to whether this was the style my other people were drawn or was it a caricature? Hmmm. I thought it was the same. But later, I decided she was completely right. (This always happens on the ride home from critiques!) So I decided to change the people but keep the same locale. Can you see the difference? I also changed the woman's clothes after it was pointed out by someone in my family that her shirt looked spray painted on her. Hmmm. Also, completely right. And, of course, I added glasses since that is the theme this week!