For me, my life sketches (which are all of my kids, basically) are the same thing as hope. They are why we do what we do.
I forgot to get my brain out of "get it right" mode, so I didn't really do gesture drawings like I should've. But I like what I did (except for Nathan's face; don't know what happened there).
Also I need a new scanner. Those lines bug me every time. Anyway, here are a couple of bonus sketches I drew back when we first moved here (Thailand) and worked at an orphanage.
For the record, I like this topic. I'd be willing to do it repeatedly :-)