Baba

Matilda, Age 11

  • Drawing
  • This is a digital picture
  • A4 portrait

I created this digital picture of my Baba (my paternal Grandad) to remember him by as he sadly passed away a few years ago. I’m really proud of the likeness and getting the eyes and the lips right as these were hard to do.

Love And Loss
One month, two months, no word
Three months, four months, still nothing
Five months, six months, the silence is unbearable
Finally, news, but not news I wanted to hear.

A long, white beard and circular spectacles
Frame the face I know so well
Long, grey hair tamed only by a turban.

Love is important
Loss is painful
I've experienced both.