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Tilly (2016) by SteveAndrew Tilly (2016) by SteveAndrew
Something a little different today which, to be honest, I was wondering whether I should even post. But here goes...

Recently, my dad died several months after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. Now, that was bad enough, but it happened only a couple of weeks before my mum's birthday. (He usually had much better timing than that.) I'm not the best person to get birthday presents for anyone, but I was really flummoxed this time. So, rather than go with the usual box of chocs or bunch of flowers, I did this.

Mum's dog Tilly is a border terrier / jack russell cross and is lovely, despite a tendency towards snappy grumpiness. (Not great with other dogs, but otherwise really sweet.) She's small and bright orange, hence her nickname, "Ginger Nut". My wife and I have taken care of her several times and ages ago I took a photo of her curled up asleep on a blue blanket. This photo has sat on my phone for years and I never really knew what to do with it. So I used it as the basis for this digital painting, printed it out and gave it to Mum for her birthday. It's not much, but it made her smile for a bit.

Hopefully, I'll get back to superheroes and time lords soon.
Bski81 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
So cute. Love how the cat is shaped like a heart.
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I was thinking more of a peanut, but heart is definitely better 😀
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Fantastic work!  :)

I can understand this ... I lost Pop a little over a year ago and with him going, we also buried Mom's ashes (she passed four years before Pop) with him at Jacksonville National Cemetery with full military honors.  Both died due to cancer, brought on by years of smoking ... but with also with complications due to poor care in the same hospital.
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