A Little bit of Button

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Babies are hard to draw! They are missing all the wrinkles and lines that us auld folk have, and so a picture can only be a few simple lines that gives the faintest suggestion of who they are. Maybe that’s on purpose – at just a few weeks old, a baby is not yet who it will be.

Another reason to be proud of our lines; they tell a story of personality and experience. There are our crooked smiles, our frowns. A lifetime of physical efforts writ upon our faces, our hands, and even our knees.

Or maybe I’m just making excuses for why I haven’t put up any drawings of Button yet! I’ve been working on one for a while. I wanted to do something that just wasn’t working. The joy of digital art is that I can save and share what I have now, and play with it again at any time. Just in case I figure out how to do what I see in my head, of course.

So, this is, indeed, simple. Just a few lines and a little shading. Socks took a photo when her Super Lady was just a few days old, and I loved it so much I had to create something from it.

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Sorry about the HUGE watermark. I get a lot of Google Image searches and I don’t like the idea that my work is being stolen. If you really like this, I’d be glad to email a copy without the watermark.

And of course, Socks will get an extra-special version :)

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  1. Thank you, Dear L! I can’t hate my wrinkles. When I look in the mirror and raise the one brow I can raise, the lines on that side really stand out – they tell me that I look quizzical, or skeptical, a LOT! I sort of like seeing the evidence :)

  2. It’s really lovely! Don’t apologise for the watermark – it is your work and should be credited wherever it is seen. We’ve had to copy protect our whole website as scammers were using it wholesale to rip people off :(

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