When I was little, I lived in the country. Until the age of eight, I lived with my parents and four older sisters, so time alone with Mom was scarce.
I can still remember that when I had those chances to sit alone with Mom at night, I would draw butterflies for her. I also remember using purple and black on a lot of them... it's odd the things one remembers, huh?
Most of the ones I used in this drawing are actual types of butterflies. The one on her head and the one behind her head are my own design.
Now, she isn't technically me, but I did use my own face for reference in a couple spots...she has my nose, upper lip, chin, and cheeks. The hair's not mine, though...I don't really know why I put a kimono on her, but it's just what came to mind when I decided that I wasn't drawing her naked.