When our son Bob was a wee tot he loved to draw stick figures. I'm not apt to save children's artwork, but I just had to save one of his stick men for posterity.
One day I decided to copy Bob's smiley face stick man onto canvas. This was not hard to do: I traced the original onto a piece of paper - because I didn't want to any harm to come to the original - then traced the copy onto the canvas.
The result was simple but stunning. I made one of these for Bob and gave it to him so he could hang it in his home, then, some time later I made one for our home, too.
Here's a shot of Bob when he was a 'wee tot.' That smile! What a smile!!
And here is a more recent pic of Bob.