awww thanks hun!!! my idea behind the art piece: i guess it was because the Earth is going through so much in these past years and i figure everyone needs a mother to watch over them, so what makes the Earth any different ..you know!? when i wanted to draw her, that's just how i saw her...cuddling the Earth, admiring her precious child, i guess saying that i am always near you, i will always be your mother, but also i wanted her to reflect the Earth within her!!!
well...hmmm...that's a good question! i've never been good at explaining how to draw people but the best way i like to start with is simple shapes. i know this really good place for body references you should check out her stuff, it's pretty good!! hope this helps!!