This is Milton and me. Milton goes to a a local Boston school that partners with my company in a Pen Pal program. The photo is from June 2009 when we all met for the first time at a luncheon. Milton is a great kid.
I was happy to be paired up with him again this year, his 5th grade year.
In a letter Milton sent to me this week, he drew me from the photograph. Gosh, I wish I had shaved closer that day in June, because it looks like Milton thinks I have a mustache. Overall, though, I think this is a very good drawing for a 5th grader -- I'd recognize myself if I saw this out of context.
I tried to return the favor, but I'm not sure if he'll like it. It's so hard drawing a face the correct shape. I think I made his face too long, but I like how I captured his mirth.
The drawing reminds me of what you'd see on the wall of a middle school. I think my portrait skills pretty much peaked in 7th or 8th grade. My cursive is that way too.