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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


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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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:iconlitle-noa:
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
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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
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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
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Celesta18twist Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome, the feeling is so there.
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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!
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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
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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.
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SLYKM Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm...okay. ^^
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eli99 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
This is so beautiful ♥
Also, beautiful quote. And so very true :/
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usamori Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wao~ So pretty!!~ *u* Sad though *^*
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Senex-de-Umbris Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Wow, the colouring is absolutely stunning. This looks so painful, and it describes that feeling of the quote just perfectly. I wish I could help that poor guy with the pretty eyes...
Truly amazing.
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TaeLuvsYou Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Wow thats really good! 10/10 :D
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:iconafiiz:
afiiz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice :heart:
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yukikaname415 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist
wow amazing :)
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SeemaArt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
its nice
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cecedottfuri Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW AWESOME THIS IS
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phii-rob Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That poem is Wonderful :heart: ^^
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sholder17 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
He look like Light Yagami:D
great work
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Swissbrie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So emotional.. <3
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:iconfadiyamangamania:
fadiyaMangaMania Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aduh, emo :XD:
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:iconmmschmidty:
mmschmidty Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the quote is beautiful and the book mark perfectly depicts the pain and confusion of it. you did an amazing job with this.
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Dearuu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
This is beautiful, mellon. ;__;
Those words a very touching.
Also, this would make a very attractive bookmark. :eyes:
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IKillChavs Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
this is beautiful :) youve done really well on the colouring, i love it :iconawwwplz:
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MattyReese Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
exactly how I feel right atm. :( great art though! Thanks for sharing!
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neonskyq1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
ive.....never seen something so beautiful..!!!!! T_______T wow i love it ssooooooooo much!!!!!! Efhihcs----?!! (im speachless) XD
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Iernamei Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Filmographer
turned out great
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SaltyFries Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolute beauty...
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ElQueLlora Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Very stunning, indeed. I like your style, and the message too.
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AeryonSun Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous. Just stunning.
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MonochromeICE Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
It's beautiful:)

The two words, "help me" are extremely poignant and strike a chord within the audience.

Effect achieved!!!
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arkhan100 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your words touched me more then your picture, don't let the kid inside you die
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PinkStripedMellon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'd rather be called childish and immature than pretending to be someone else, haha ^^
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KiyokoAmaya Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the quote, and I love the drawing. ;w;
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XXbloody-nekoXX Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student General Artist
If i knew such a person i would help unfortunatly since i have never been under pressure strong enought to break me .. i would never understand what the person is truly feeling and that might make them think that i am giving them a certian form of pity.. that may make them feel more pain.
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tessi-san Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :love:


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:happybounce: iiiichiiiigooooo [link] random :3
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vallantaria Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this actually made me cry :( but its really awesome!
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boyfoxy247 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
word...
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Gothica-Sakura Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
I love the side story to it :)
the drawing is unbelievable couldn't say anything more but wow :D
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ThamosII Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it a bad sign that your necklace is made of blood?
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Loleifos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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SasuBeastastic Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
This picture is unbelievable! I love it! <3
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vizshua Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
wow.. this is beautiful. the meaning is fantastic and gorgeously portrayed
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YoursFaithfullyMe Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
This is beautiful!! I loved the colors in his eyes. The message is also great and totally true. Congrats!!
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MJxCherryFurukiwaxMJ Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student General Artist
HUGHUGHUGHUGHUGG~!! D:> Tama~ TT^TT
Its really beautiful. So much emotion, I really, REALLY want to hug him!!! D:>
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CantusVulpis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Writer
<333
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:iconxin-yii:
Xin-yii Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
Tama.... I .... Want.....
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a-cat-with-13-lives Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE IT. *_*

:teddy:
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droidark Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Que dibujo tan bueno, la verdad, es que si me inspiro XD
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Good Drawing 0○0
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Dragon-Punk-666 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, so deep!! So touching and too true! :crying:
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Kamikazi-Cloud Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
This is awesome and I love the quote you put along with it. I shall print it and make it my own bookmark as well. :D
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