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If so, I have a question:

I thought it was pretty common, but I've only met two other people who remember, including my mum. I remember a lot of things from when I was a baby, and from about two year old an onwards, everything is as clear as if it were yesterday.

My question is: Before you could recognize yourself in a mirror, what did you imagine yourself to look like? I thought I was a weird grey toad thing in a tuxedo with massive lips and mickey mouse gloves. But I would like to know what other people thought.

More art is coming, in a bit of a block right now unfortunately.
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KXZXW Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
That's wild. I would think you're trolling us but I'm not so sure.
xKaseix Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My earliest memory is right around 2 years of age when my mom brought me with her to visit her dying friend. I don't know if I remember anything from before that other than various sensations of being buckled into a carseat or fed. I don't recall if I had any ideas of my personal appearance or not.
Soar-away Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student
Hmm you know its funny, I never really thought of my appearance as a kid. I had other things to think about. Like pooh :v

My earliest memory is from when I was about three. I was upset we were moving and all my poohs were going to be packed up.
kuiwi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't know if it was just a perceived memory from a picture, but I think i remember the day i was brought home from the hospital (or a few days after) - my mom and dad took me all bundled up in blankets and things in a car and got out down the back lane and into the forest to look at the creek. I remember the white snow everywhere and the cold feeling on my face when it landed on me, and the contrasting feeling of warmth in the blankets.

:shrug: That's about it.
AntiGravityFox Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I remember little pieces here and there... I vaguely remember feeling like an animal of some sort(Which could explain the fursona now), usually dog. About 4yrs old I switched to cat, because I thought they were the most badass animals out there, I would beg my Granny to make me tuna salad, and she would scratch my back as I went to sleep. About 5yrs, I remember being ultra flexible, trying to stretch like a cat, and later, I became a gymnast for about 3 years, when I was 8, they took me out because "I didn't show any interest", so I became more active at home, and slipped back into the dog fursona I had in my mind.

TL;DR, kinda, I thought up until I was 3 or 4 I was some kind of Canine. c:
Holycrush Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've always had that feeling like I remember how my mom used to go out with me in my pushchair but I am not sure whether it's my wierd imagination or my actual memory XD
laurendorling Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
My first memory was when I was about 1 year old; I could crawl but not walk. Somehow I was loose upstairs on the landing and I distinctly remember imagining that I was a bouncy ball. So I "bounced" down the stairs. I was fine and mum found me at the bottom of the stairs looking a bit dazed. That was quite clear. I have vague memories of being changed and the living room of that house (we moved when I turned three). After that my next clear memory was my 4th birthday when I figured out how birthdays work i.e; that they're once a year and you get a year older each time. Genius huh?
Crafty-Magic Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can remember a few events clear as day! Not seeing myself though - mainly just a few events. One about my toys - they being put on a shelf so I would take my nap, my sisters jumping on their beds and another wanting my bottle.

It is weird, I tell people that I even remember that much and they think me crazy :). Glad I am not the only one. :D
ChadTHX1138 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
it sounds crazy... i remember being weighed on the scale after i was born. i remember the cold metal to the tiles on the wall etc. i screamed it was so cold. my dad confirmed my reaction etc years later. after that i remember from 2-3 onward.
JustaSuta Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't remember being a BABY baby but I remember waking up when I was 3. Like, waking up in the morning and I didn't remember anything beforehand, just black, and thinking that it was strange because I knew what everything was but I didn't remember it. I don't remember anything before then :c
KouichiRox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I only remember bouncing up and down in my crib :>
Neoniverse Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
WTF grey toad hahah xD

well, I only remember things from 4 on onwards...and...I was posing for a picture, grabbing the telephone and faking I was talking with someone and all... I was freaking cute, but then I grew up.
bingles Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
crazy haha
well i can remember quite a few things when i was a kid, but i don't think i thought of anything like what i looked like
Gingerdragon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its difficult when you say baby then i think 1 yr old, but i know that memories start to form and stick when your about 3 ..

so my earliest was when i got lost at 3-ish, i tried following my brothers and lost them along the way,
i then ended up sitting on a some concrete stairs then remember being in the police car driving me home.

i also remember my late Auntie Carol who died just before i turned 4 she always liked her long dresses, so i remember her wearing them and her smile ..

when i was 4 i ran up the wrong way of a slide and over the top i saw a bee/wasp and ran away i looked back and then noticed it on my arm where he stung me then this lady came running up pulled her long dress up pulled out the sting and wiped my tears then my dad came running thus became my phobia of bees and wasps...
(i got lost a lot more times when i was younger too so i have a phobia of that ...)

i think though imagine myself as my dad since everyone has always said i looked like the female version of him...
AtomicIceCream Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I never remember thinking I wasn't a humane but I do remember pretending to a puppy alot.
AtomicIceCream Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We have a home video of me as a baby, in my memory I was talking perfectly clearly but in the video I sound like typical baby giberish.
Artoveli Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember babyhood! Nobody believes me though, codflang it!

I felt like I was much bigger than I was. Not taller or anything, not really physically bigger, but I felt like I went on a lot farther behind my eyes than I actually did. I'm not talking about my brain or my smarts, I just mean... Hm,... like I didn't really understand what my dimensions were, and I assumed they were a little more sprawling than they were.

WOW this makes no sense.
Solego Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
I'm the opposite. Anything more than a year past is fuzzy at best. I'm 29 now and anything before my 20s is barely there at all. A few memories scattered around, even one from my first birthday, but very little past vague images otherwise. :)
Snapai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
My first memories are pretty much in first grade.

So....does this mean you're Mary Poppins?
JediMase Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Nope, earliest I can recall is around three, I think.
Angel-and-Jasmine Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember taking toys from my Daycare................ and I also stole candy from the store! ^^; LOL XD
Jfdp13 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I didn't know that was even possible. Very interesting
RetroOctane Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't know how old I was, but I do remember when I was a toddler. I woke up and realized I existed. that was my first memory.
I also remember being in preschool and not being able to fall asleep at nap time.
beeZah Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have exactly one memory from being 1-3.

Would you like to hear it?
Kajenx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Artist
Nothing here, but, oddly, I remember dreams I had when I was very young...
Ludichris1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist
I think my oldest memory is from when I was 3 when I was in a stroller and my siblings were playing on a playground at a park.
saranuu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only thing i remember is lying on something soft and waving my hand at/trying to reach a rubber duck toy thing
I think i was like one year old then yeah haha
arafel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had one memory, I was at papa's house. He had this thick brown shad carpet and I was sitting around in my walkabout waiting for my parents to come home. No one could get me to complay cause I knew they were coming home and I was waiting in the hall. When the door finally opened I started scooting myself madly to try and get to them.I also remember the big white thing that sat infront of me and a bunch of colorful objects around them. I'm guessing those beads or something but that part is fuzzy, cause I was staring toward the window most of the time.
MissChrysaalis Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I do have vivid memories from when I was a baby. I thought I'd looked like a leprechaun-type creature with stunted arms and legs. I was also scared of my own laugh.
azzacanth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist
I remember drawing dragons on giant pieces of paper in my dad's room at school ( he is a teacher). when I was 5 that is. other than that I remember a handful of random things from the house we moved out of right before i turned 7, but I couldnt remotely place them in time other than that. There's nothing that would've been so different one year to another when we were there that I could tell you...
arctic-lights Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I remember being held by my grandma while choosing food in a buffet to eat. I think I tried to say no to the vegetables, and yes to the desserts, but it didn't work and I ended up with lots of baby food. Even then I had a sweet tooth!
I always thought I looked like a weird egyptian-cat with big hands and a long tongue and a floppy thing on me (which I think was my clothes). I dunno, I haven't met many other people who can remember memories from being a baby.
Noctuart Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't remember anything definite per say, but my earliest memory is of riding the small plastic rocking horse my grandparents had at their house for me when I was around 18 months old. My mum doesn't believe that I could remember that far back haha. I don't remember looking at myself in the mirror though, not until I was older, like 3-4 - and by then I knew that it was myself in the reflection.
Rawrcookies188 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember exactly what the beach looked like when I was on a vacation with my family in the Carribean at 1 year old.
Katie-Grace Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's amazing reading through all these comments, I don't have any clear memories until late high school. Like I remember the first time I rode a horse, and running out bush on our property pretending I was a dinosaur. It hadn't even crossed my mind that people could remember being so young .

I'm curious about language, I know you couldn't speak it, but could you understand the people around you growing up? Or was it just body language and tone you used to understand? How did you think in your internal monologue?
JJoploo47 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember my mother wiping my bum and telling me to "quite your whining!" I also remember crawling out of my crip and into my parents' room at night. It was dark and I could hear the fan. I guess that's why I like the sounds of fans today :)
TangiRose Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember ONE thing.
I was crawling up some white stairs of our old house and when I came to the top dad was in the office and he said hi.
That's it.
Mmkaay Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't remember anything before preschool.
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't remember when I was a baby, no! Although I do remember interesting tidbits here and there- for instance, my mom once asked me what I remember from the apartment we lived in when I was little (not a baby, more like a young toddler), and I told her I could remember a stack of boxes in front of the door and a hallway lined with cages full of boxes and furniture and iron mesh for a floor- that, apparently, was the storage area in the basement that my mom can't imagine I ever even saw, but I remember exactly what it looks like.
syviethorne Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember chewing my toes and thinking that they tasted salty...
I also remember a ladybug dress that my mom always made me wear that I absolutely hated. I would start crying whenever I wore it because it was scratchy.
chennanigan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
The earliest I can remember is three years old. Most of those memories are from daycare, and I probably remember that time in my life so well because of how horrible that experience was. My daycare was hell. That, and I had this weird obsession with reflections. You know how when you move, the reflections of lights on the floor kind of move too because of the angle at which you're viewing them? Well I thought those reflections were following daycare was at a skate center. Huge. Reflective. Floor.
chennanigan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
oh i didn't answer the question. I think I knew I looked human like everyone around me. But I doubt I thought of it much. I just knew my hands were darker than white people but lighter than black people. (I'm mixed)
kyuuvee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember a lot of my early childhood, but my earliest memory was from when I was 1 and I was crying. It was night and I could see street-lights ; o ; My mother told me that I was really sick then
rainfreezer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no, only bits and pieces ;^;
FluffySpiderz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I was 2, I remember hiding behind the hospital bed the day my little bro was born.
Also I used to dream that I was a giant shapeshifting firefly
Katakire Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
When i was 2, i fell out of a 2 story window and busted my head open. Thats my earliest memory..
boomjuice Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I vaguely remember getting my diaper changed and also taking a bath in a tiny purple baby tub.
Randomonium09 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most people's brains aren't actually developed enough to form long-term memories until sometime in the months around their second birthday, and even then the memories formed are shaky at best. Interesting that yours was. I only have one or two vague memories (images or snapshots, really) from before I was two.
Mutated-Sushi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I can remember things when I was a kid, but I can't remember what just happened in the last 3 mins sometimes :c

I imagined myself lots of things, it was mostly a t-rex though eating the plant eaters. Would even go in the backyard, set up my little plastic dinos, and start devouring them.
Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I was not imagining myself, but I remember my nursery (I was about 2 years old), its doors, my pajamas which I used to wear there and meals, its flavors, I remember all smells, especially smells even from earliests times than when I was 2 years old. I remember my first squirrel I have seen in my life (in Lithuania, heh, I'm Polish xD but I was there in sanatoriums with my parents. I remember toilets which were there! Big baths, salts, and of course, a lot of smells). I think I realized how I looks like about age 5-7. I didn't care for myself a lot.
KiilKannibble Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I seriously don't remember anything past two years old... and even that is pretty sketchy and hard to remember. Is that horrifyingly weird? :|
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