"For the child with a dark soul,
Had never seen a radiance brighter...
Than that of your warm smile and unconditional love;
Which made her heavy heart, a million times lighter."
This is dedicated to my big brother. My 兄さん (nii san). I've always called him that, because it reminded me of the bond that Edward and Alphonse from Fullmetal Alchemist share.
We weren't born into this world as siblings, we were born from the wombs of different mothers...but still, from day one you looked after and cared for me like your own. You practically raised me all this time. And so I became your kiddo. A bond forged through unconditional love, no less than that of any bond of flesh and blood...No. Stronger than that even. You're my mentor, like Master Shifu is to Po. You've shown and taught me so much about the many wonders of the world and art. Still do. Always encouraged me to broaden my horizons. You're my biggest inspiration and one of my most favourite artists. Always listened to me when I felt down. Stood firmly by my side as I battled a difficult time with my parents. Helped me face my dreams, head on. I can't imagine how my life would've been without you. Four long years...I couldn't see you. Because of many stupid reasons, because of my cowardice, because of all the darkness within my heart. And yet, the moment you saw me once more...you pulled me close to you and hugged me like you'd never let me go. Bringing light into my cold, dark soul once more. Setting my world alight with your radiance.
Having you back in my life, is possibly one of the greatest miracles the universe has blessed me with. And so, I will cherish it beyond measure and be the coolest kiddo a nii san could ever ask for. And I'll work hard so I can be a stronger person, so that I can give you my strength and love, 10 times more than you, anytime
And, I'll never let go of your hand. I know you won't either. Because you're my nii san.
This is a very personal painting, I normally don't share much of my personal life online...however, I really felt like making a painting for my big bro and so I did. If you've read this far, then you can probably imagine that he is a very special person in my life. Haha well anyways, I'm getting all sappy here *sniff* don't mind me XD IT'S THE ONIONS I TELL YOU
Really enjoyed painting this. I just went with the flow, which felt nice for a change.
Also I've been in work deadline hell for ages, so this was a kind of like a healing experience. I'm trying to make more paintings inspired by my emotions and feelings again..it's not easy to bare yourself like this through your artworks...but perhaps someone out there will be able to feel something from this. Is what I hope for anyways.
Do you guys have any such special people in your lives? Some who you look upto and has always been there for you?
Feel free to share below in the comments, I'd love to hear about them
Done in Photoshop CS6 with me intuos pro. Took around...erm 4.5 hours.
Thank you for reading and thanks for looking!!