Self Portrait from photo taken circa 1992
Self portrait of younger me up a tree

Self Portrait from photo taken circa 1992

By DoctorPlatypus | Doctor Platypus | 25 Mar 2021

My dear friend Holly took goofy me to a cool people party when we were younger. She told me what to wear, and what to expect, and we had a great time. It was a fine evening - judging by the photo it must have been in the autumn, because there are no leaves on the tree - and at one point I took some time to climb a tree and sit quietly. Many many years later, Holly gave me a photograph of me up this autumn tree, looking relaxed and way cooler than I have ever aspired to actually be. It's one of my most treasured photographs, because it reminds me how much I love her, and what an amazing and wise and thoughtful friend she has been to me.

Here's my drawing, using that photo as reference:

Self portrait of younger me up a tree - colored pencils

Love you Holly! Thanks for being such a great friend <3


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