Maybe it's just me.
But... holy crap isn't it refreshing to see a fantasy art portrait where someone's HAPPY?
Steelmind's a brilliant herbologist who also has eidetic memory, a great sense of humor and timing, and a drowsy vulture for a bondbird. And he LIKES his life. It just didn't make sense to do a solemn portrait. No gazing into the middle distance, slight scowl, dark clouds, vague menace fantasy-standard-issue for him. Steelmind's diggin' the sunlight.