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The last 10 days where really hard. My grandfather who was very ill for the last 2 years - fell into a coma and is now on life support. The doctors say the chance he will come back are close to zero. Its my fathers dad, and you can imagine how devastated he is. I had many sleepless nights the last days - reflecting on life and family.
This drawing was so hard to draw, not technique but emotionally - i had to stop several times while drawing just to wipe off my tears - and even now while im typing this my eyes are tearing up.

I know its  part of being alive to lose the people we love - but it really really hurts. 

I share my whole life with art - and i wanted to share this with you : take care of your loved once - you cant know how long you have util one of your goodbyes is the last goodbye  
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DA50guy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
wow
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Lineke-Lijn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!
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Creation0901 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simple af and 1 color, but its so beautiful 
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GallusVarius Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student General Artist
I have lost many family as well, so I sympathize - Reading this made me tear up.

This is an amazingly deep drawing.
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NorthernSwallow-Tale Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, this just hit me right where it hurts. My aunt was just diagnosed with cancer, so this kind of image is especially powerful to me right now.
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TheAsini Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the most meaningful and amazing pieces I've ever seen. 
For sure I'm going to give it a fave. Hearts and prayers to you man. 
Love it.
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ANIMALGIRL1869 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
This is amazingly beautiful. It is so true. And I so understand how it was hard to draw emotionally. I do hope and pray your grandfather is better now. :huggle:

Tagging my friend Agaave as she does features of traditional art...and I think this should be shown every where. :heart:
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Thank you for the mention and showing this beautiful piece to me. :heart:
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ANIMALGIRL1869 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
You're welcome sweety. Thought you might like it :heart:
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
:huggle:
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ANIMALGIRL1869 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
:huggle:
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SpaceBoundOperator Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;-;
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Cold-Frost-Byte Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Awww i love this❤
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Kawaiitoriel Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
too!!!
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bubbybubbles12 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016   General Artist
Hello, may I have your permission to feature this in a journal?
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DawnFrost Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
This is one of those types art that makes you stop and think. One that you can't help but click on the thumb for a larger image. Such a powerful message that so many of us can relate to. Amazing work. 
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CiNiTriQs Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Keep strong man, just as the strength of this piece. It is indeed unfortunate we tend to reflect on life during times like these, then again, it's the only way to feel the true grit of it all and come out on top afterwards. Take care and I feel your pain as do as good as most of humanity out there... death = life = death.
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leinad-wolfspark Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
May I please have your approval to get this piece or art inked. The message is strong and in my case my hand was grasped by my father, for the last time, at age 23. Now 29 and no day ends without one thought directed to a memory of him.
Such an apparent simple and small image, but such a strong emotion attached to it. It makes it so much larger and complex to those who actually see a face of a"man" walking next to the "kid".

Whatever your reply will be, I give thanks to you sharing it.
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Jacob8319 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow.....what impact this made on me.
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haimokochan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Love how simple the piece is but how strong the concept is.
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foureyes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
:thumbsup:
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O-Hector Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist
i LOve Youuuu

You Are My best Artist
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Christinayang Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The sad truth about life 
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JasperStarfox Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Student General Artist
My friend, may the peace of God comfort you and your family during this hard time. May the Holy Spirit give you comfort in knowing that God is calling your grandfather home to eternal peace and happiness. I believe you image has a dual meaning in it, and you can message me if you want to find out what it is, but my condolences go out to your family during this very difficult time. I too lost my grandfather, to cancer no less, on my mothers side, so my heart truly goes out
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ReneKunert Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016   Traditional Artist
Beautiful, and so very sad.  My heart goes out to you. 
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eben69 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
fantastic
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HikaNyomo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
it' so biutiful but sad 
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KurosakiYuzu-11 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist
I think anyone who has lost someone close to them can relate to this. I know I do

I lost my grandfather a few years back, and relatively recent my grandmother (his wife) who supported me with everything I did, and my aunt, who decided she wasn't needed anymore.

You've probably heard many similar stories already, but I needed to put it out here
Apologies, and stay strong ^^
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FemaleAdda Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Student Writer
sorry to hear that.. may god give you all the support and strength you need to get through this..if anything.. we are here.. let us know what we can do to help..
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coughandcolds Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My condolences..
you go take care of yourself and your relatives, okay?
//pats you
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Zcat91819 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My condolences dude.. Sorry to hear about that 
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LOVEDakota Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWIE0P…

... If you want to cry.
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Ivystream Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwww! This is so sad! (Good job, though!)
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Mikr2006 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God bless you good sir, it must have been tough doing this drawing but art is a medium of expression and you did that!

Please send my condolences to your beautiful grandfather and your dad. I Know tragedy hits unexpectedly but remember there is always a spiritual component to life. In my opinion death is just one part of our spiritual path in life. I don't know your beliefs and if I am offending you please tell me but in my heart your grandfather will be in God's hands when he passes. Many times when a family member passes on they visit us when we grieve the most to comfort us. Trust me you and your dad will always have a piece of your grandfather in your hearts and that is what your Grandfather wants you to remember about him.

Sorry for long rant, please take good care of yourselves, you deserve it!

With love,

Michael
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Matty-Chan1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Student Artist
Personally, I feel I can really relate to this drawing. 2 months ago I lost one of my oldest and closest friends who died suddenly and unexplained in her sleep, and I can honestly say there is no pain like it. I've experienced death before in the family, but this is the first death that's really effected me, to the point where most nights are hard to face because that's when the memories and the regrets hit me and I end up crying myself to sleep. The next time you see your friends, give them a hug and tell them you love them. Tell them everything they mean to you and don't take them for granted because if you don't, you'll regret it for the rest of your life. Spend less time moping and more time being motivated to go and see people you haven't in a while and make memories.
One of the things that has helped me is making a scrapbook of Kat's life; realising how widely she was loved and how much she packed into her short 20 years on this earth. If more people lived their lives like she did, the world would be a better, happier place. We only have a short time, so make the most of it.
Beautiful drawing - my thoughts are with you and your family.
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anouk-12-12 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
And now I have teary eyes. Your drawing is really strong, beautiful and scary at the same time. Thank you for sharing :)
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Arsevere Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Student General Artist
damn
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MRJelveh Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
awesome work!
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Steven-Powers-SMP Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
God Bless.
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Szonja45126 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Sad bear Sad bear Sad bear onion sad Sad Cutecookies Mascot 
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TwoFaceBatman83 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I'm sorry to hear that . this is a deep strong piece that involve sadness. Nice job.
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2016   General Artist
I'm so sorry, I lost someone too about 4 years ago
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straight-butch29 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is deep and beautiful- especially since I've also lost my grandmother recently in December last year 
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HonedgeThief Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank for sharing this experience through your art.

I pray for your happiness. :)
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Swaptrick Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Prayers to you brother, RIP
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MagicalDragon8 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry about you grandfather.
But I like your expression about this, I think its really artistic. It's simple but ace.
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agelessDream Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
I feel the same... I drew something similar when my dad passed away one year ago. I wish you all the stenght to keep going on, cause this is the hardest part. But our loved ones who had passed over do not want us to suffer, that I'm sure of.
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BigDam Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
wow ^^ 
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Student General Artist
:hug: Beautiful and powerful work. I wish your family the best and strength in this time.
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