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This is dedicated to my grandma, who I fondly call "nanay" which actually means mom in Tagalog. She's the cutest nanay I could ask for! She's more of a diva than my mom, always there for our family (in all the ways you could think of), likes dressing up even when there's no occasion, and treats us like we're her children. She always manages to cheer me up when I'm feeling down. I feel really, really close to her as I would always stay at her house when I don't have anything to do at ours. As she used to look after us when we were young, almost as if she was really our mom, I always felt that it was my responsibility to look after her too as she grew older.

My nanay is the strongest person I know (of course, along with my parents, haha!) as she battled cancer this year. There were many times where we almost lost hope but she's now cancer-free! And as her birthday is coming up, I wanted to dedicate this work to her.

She used to be able to sew or knit things and clothes so I drew two hands knitting while two Diamond Finches help. Finches symbolize "bright times ahead", joy, happiness and health which are what I really want for my grandmother. The tree in the middle symbolizes strength and recovery from illness. The foliage springing out from the cloth symbolizes life and perseverance.

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Mediums Used

+Wacom Intuos
+Paintool SAI
+Photoshop CS5


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This is the first time I drew something like this digitally, haha! It was really fun to do this and a bit frustrating as heck cause I have no idea how to draw a tree that isn't up close. ;u;

PROCESS

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athenapallas87 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, with wonderful symbolism. Just a great concept!
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tanaw Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Aww thank you so much! c:
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SamuraiSx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
wow this is beautiful and nice! and your feelings of this gift are beeing recognized well through this picture ~congrats on semi-finals :3
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! Congrats on being a semi-finalist!
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eirol87 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very meaningful and gorgeous artwork!
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Anavi-Ivy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student
Awesome work :D
Really beautiful! :love:
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AkiaWalker Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is beautiful.
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Caito-x Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this absolutely stunning!!
i really love  backgrounds they're so breath-taking, the colors and everything just molds together to create a perfect masterpiece!!
im sorry...idk what else to say...im at loss for words.. the fave button is broken now... XD
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tanaw Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
omg wow, thank you so much! That means a lot to me! <3
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Caito-x Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :heart:
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NightyMary Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Weuaoa Owo... I love it. It's amazing.
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tanaw Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! c:
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laticat Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous. Not just your painting job (which is stunning), but the very touching way that you dedicated it to your grandmother. I hope she achieves all of the things you symbolized in this painting <3
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tanaw Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
D'awwwwwwwwww, thank you so much Lati! c:
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laticat Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you're very welcome!! :iconbrohugplz:
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Kusurea Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really touching and beautiful, from the overall composition of the hands, birds, and string framing the image, to the tiny details--I do really adore the way you paint leaves and grass--it's so ethereal and peaceful. The tree also looks great--the texture on the trunk and everything!
I'm sure she will love this!
Seeing this reminds me of my own grandmother who passed away quite recently, and it brings back a lot of fond memories! > w < thank you asdjfoi don'tknowifIcanconveymyselfproperly
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tanaw Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
oh wow, you flatter me too much! You're too kind! ;u;
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Neroyi Featured By Owner Edited Dec 9, 2014
Uhm can I just say wow
This is really, really stunning, I can't even describe it right now.
You did a very, very, superb job on this. 
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tanaw Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
omg thank you!
;u;
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Light138Wing Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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tanaw Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
D'aw thank you so much! ;u;
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Light138Wing Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome so much ^^
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ReaperClamp Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
She's going to adore this. My gosh this is beautiful! It makes me cry tears of happiness from all the symbolism (your grandma is so amazing!). For your first time attempting this, you did spectacular! 
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tanaw Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
HHhahhhsahfoash
stop
Senpai
no
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ReaperClamp Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
She will because this is just lovely and perfect! ((like you))
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tanaw Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
STOPPPP
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ReaperClamp Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nope
(because your lovely, cute, amazing, talented, perfectness is never-ending)
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hasetsu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Aww, your grandmother must be so proud to have you as a grandchild.
This is amazing, and I hope she enjoys this as much as I did.

This is so creative and so unique, I'm in love.
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tanaw Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
;uuuuuu;
Thank you so much for the kind comment omfg, senpai

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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful <3 your sceneries are always so enchanting
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tanaw Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
omg omg
that means so much coming from you, senpai
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconnashablushplz:  ; u ;
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