Ladybug – Please Fly Away Home!

Ever since I can remember, I have loved ladybugs. I recently discovered a ladybug not moving and lying on her back in my bathroom. I’d heard that ladybugs sometime play dead, so I gently picked her up and placed her outside on the railing of my back deck. Later, she was gone. I’ll never know if she was eaten by a bird, blew off the railing onto the grass below, or flew away to live another day.

I’ve been planning to draw a ladybug for years. Finally, this drawing is in progress (2H to 6B grades of graphite on Strathmore Bristol, smooth surface). I plan to add a leaf for her to stand on and a bit of a background.


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