Today is my Mum's birthday. Happy birthday Mum!
I scoured high and low for the perfect card, but couldn't find one that I liked enough. In the end I decided to draw the card myself. I don't know why I didn't think of that in the first place!
Mum has always liked ballet, so it was an obvious subject choice.
When she was little she wanted to be a Ballerina but for some reason she was sent to learn Tennis, so when my Sister and I were growing up, she sent us to do the Ballet lessons instead!
I used a reference photo for this, but changed the facial profile to look more like me.
But I never has such impressive, muscular legs - In fact as a young teenager my knobbly knees protruded more than my boobs did, which very uncool at the time!
It was so lovely drawing an entirely new subject. I rarely draw figures but this one has given me the bug to do more. So, watch this space!!
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