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Red Necklace Bookmark by PinkStripedMellon Red Necklace Bookmark by PinkStripedMellon
"When I was a child, I played outside with friends, bruised my knees, made up adventurous fantasies and played hide and seek. I ate what my mom made and McD was a treat. I would think twice before I said "no" to my parents. Life wasn't hard, it was great and I survived.

But as time went on, everything changed. My parents took me to courses and the best school in town, expecting me to get straight A's. My 'friends' introduce me to the joy of adulthood--smoking, drinking, drunk-racing on the street, chasing after girls.

Then one day I realized, I am neither the perfect son, nor the cool kid. I am the little child who wants a simple happiness of freedom. But the child's neck is now strangled by people's expectations, leaving him vurnerable, powerless. When the child dies, I am not sure if I can recognize myself anymore."

-Harids Widyatama


Just a speedpaint. I uploaded the original/not cropped picture on my FB and Tumblr. Pfffft yeah yeah so many anatomical errors but hey, I'm learning. O3O

I may print this as a personal bookmark, so I'll be tempted to go back at my book to 'help' my crying bishie~

Also, since some people asked,
yes, you're free to print this for personal use. :>

Tama (c) *PinkStripedMellon
pardon mah horrible Engrish
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Litle-Noa Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love it! it's really a beautiful work of art
he reminds me of a character i made,the poem too
whitespirit Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
omg that paragraph makes me want to cry :( it's so true, especially when put with your beautifully effective picture
SparksOfTheStars Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student General Artist
If i used this as a bookmark I'd be too distracted by how amazing this is to even read the book! XD
Celesta18twist Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome, the feeling is so there.
shuu-washuu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ghhh, that's amazing. Bishie + blood, is my almost most favourite combination [THE ultimate favourite being bishie + bishie + blood :lmao: ]. Great job as always!
SLYKM Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like his expression could be sadder or desperate because I feel like that would emphasize the emotions of the quote in the artists comments. You could do this by either making his eyes more shiny, or straighten his eyebrows or put them in a slightly upward arch...I can't explain what I mean.XDD
I really like this though, so keep it up. XD
PinkStripedMellon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, his flat, almost-bored expression is what I intent to make. Tama is desensitized... erm, systematically-desensitized by his adulthood that he's losing the ability to feel anything, not even anger, sadness, and moreover, happiness. Like written above, he's almost losing himself - the child - so I figured his face would look blank, like an empty shell... I think... pretty much like mine.
SLYKM Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm...okay. ^^
eli99 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
This is so beautiful ♥
Also, beautiful quote. And so very true :/
usamori Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wao~ So pretty!!~ *u* Sad though *^*
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