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I make a fair amount of money by doing portraits of people. I do portraits of pets, grandchildren, cousins...essentially I'm a human photocopier...but most often I do portraits of people's loved ones who have passed away. I find it emotionally draining, as there is a process that I always seem to go through. I am given a photo of the deceased, and the person always gives me a small background history. I don't ask for it, but I find it seems to help the grieving person. I get quite emotionally distressed as I capture the smile and life in the eyes, thinking about the life of the person I am drawing and hoping I get it right for the buyer. Does anyone else go through this? Is it just a job for you, or do you find emotional attachment to the commissioned works you do?