Iraqi Hope

This is one of my favorite graphite pencil drawings.  It is the picture of a little Iraqi girl taken by an American soldier during a tour in Iraq.

This picture captivated me with its many challenges of textures, the headscarf in particular.

Why "Iraqi Hope"?  I was stunned by the glow in this little girl's eyes even after all that she most likely has seen and lived through.  Look into her eyes and know you are looking into the future of Iraq.  There is hope there.

Original size: 14" x 17"