Thanks for your patience with this reveal; I was going to work on it last night after doing paying bills and working on our budget, but my daughter had a really rough day and just needed to talk with her momma. By the time we were done talking, I just knew I was barely going to have time for the bills, and this would have to wait until today…
Medium: Graphite pencil on acid free paper
This piece was inspired by a suggestion from my friend Gretta S. She had suggested doing a piece that represents each member of my family, and I thought that was such an amazing idea I had to add it to my list!
This piece represents my oldest son. I know, probably not what you’d expect to represent a boy! When he was little, he would cling to me in such a way that my sister-in-law said he was a koala. He has always been a big snuggler, and even now at 9 1/2 years old, he’ll come up to me, say “Koala!” and I’ll pick him up, let him go, and he’ll be wrapped around me so tight that I’m free to use my arms and hands for whatever I need to do! It’s sad that he’s just about too big for me to continue that; we’re both going to miss it terribly.
I had a lot of fun doing this piece! Koalas are so soft and fuzzy, it was a nice change of pace from feathers. On the other hand, it was tricky. Have you ever really looked at a koala? They’re so WEIRD. Their noses, ears, and hands are crazy! I was second guessing myself so much because I’ve never drawn anything like this!
The original is available on Etsy here, and I’m thinking about doing prints of him as well.
Missed a day of the challenge? You can find the other drawings here 🙂
What animal would you choose to represent yourself?