So I finished it and was right; I completely mutilated my Mom's face. Never thought I'd say that. It was quite comical: some of the expressions that I drew and then manipulated and then screwed up again, etc. I laughed quite a bit when at one point I swear I drew Rick Moranis' (Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Spaceballs) head on my Mom's body. I really couldn't stop laughing. Eventually I got close enough with the eyes that I decided it would be a great idea to distort the mouth. So on and so forth, you get the picture. I came to the conclusion that the only way to redeem this drawing was to actually distort it through photography. I took the picture at such an angle that it created a 90 degree angle of the painting she's holding, which in my drawing was a blank canvas (I wasn't about to ruin her painting by trying to redraw it). After that I photoshopped a photo of the real painting with my drawing and I think it turned out pretty good. The real talent is in her painting.