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More than urned by Shinjuchan More than urned by Shinjuchan
In Your Loving Memory...
1954 - 2013

‘Be there when I cross that river ...’

Art is the 'photograph' that otherwise would not exist. Last month I was contacted by William’s sister about possibly doing a picture --or if I may have had a picture on hand-- of Paul Bearer caressing his urn with the tag-line ‘Respect must be ‘urned’ A simple enough request. There’s certainly many online to choose from, but then y’all already know that’s not me and never has been. If I’m going to do something, I don’t want it to be no magazine photo that anyone else, every website, and a thousand-million blogs already have up. It’ll be my own work; singular and unique to itself.

A small note, I can’t express the emotion that is a part of this painting through and through. Losing Bill was (and remains yet) terribly sorrowful for me. That pain no doubt created this work and it is, in my humble opinion, the best work I’ve ever done of him. I’m very pleased w/ it. Although I am skilled in other paint mediums, I chose to use watercolors this time because water is symbolic of ‘life’, as well as our tears. It carries emotion.

Watercolor over Prismacolor w/ white ink Cir. 4/2013 - 5/2013, 13 days



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LadyKeane Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I just pored through your journal entries... I was aware you had lost an uncle just before this but... wow. Sorry for my grossly delayed response - I guess all I can say is that I am so so sorry this happened. I'll try not to offer crappy advice on the grief process, but I DO hope that the grief is burning clean, and you're moving through it OK. I suppose creating tributes like this really helps. This is a beautiful piece of work. He's at peace now in some beautiful place, and despite how abso-fucking-lutely fresh the pain still is, you will still know happiness in your life. :hug:
Shinjuchan Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The tributes do help, yes. Thanks for understanding. I marvel that I've actually had some 'followers' yelling (more or less) at me over lacking updates. They didn't even know, realize, or even cared to read that I had a death in the family. I've been really hurting a lot over this. I feel like I've lost a spouse most the time more than a friend.
LadyKeane Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really harsh. Well, if they are insensitive to something as big as this, that's not your problem and you have no obligation to take it on board. (TBH I'm still excited about Sports Candy, but I know firsthand it's impossible for any artist to give a project their best if they are not inspired or they have RL stuff to sort out. I am happy to wait til the time is right for it. :)) YOU come first. And in the beautiful place of peace that Bill's in now, I'm sure he is wanting the same thing for you.
DarkwingFan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW......truly amazing work indeed.
TommyGK Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconjohncenaplz: Nyguhhhh hruuuhhhhh!!
Shinjuchan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Guess I'll, um ..take that as something good.
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