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Grandpa by alanbecker Grandpa by alanbecker
summer assignment, involving the use of a reflective surface to portray a self portrait.

I used the glass covering over my Grandpa's picture.

He's not alive anymore, and I really regret not going with him to test his model airplanes every time he asked. I was too busy playing video games. :(
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CyberLips Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
it's a picture in a picture in a picture!! :wow:
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S-Shirogane Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, it's alright to regrets things and a thousand people, including myself right now, can tell you "He forgive you" but you never forgive myself. When my grandfather died, I regretted a lot. But in the end, he loves you and that's all that should matter :)
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Eye-Of-The-Rooster Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome painting. I lost my grandparents both on my mom's side.. it hurts.. my dad died a couple years ago.. He lives in my heart though as I am sure your grandfather does in yours.. I have spent a good 45 minutes on your page looking reading and thoroughly enjoying my self.. thank sfor sharing your talents with us all..

Kind Regards
EOTR
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cheesylily02 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student General Artist
really creative concept! i really love the reflection idea. and i'm sorry about your grandpa. (my two grandpas aren't around anymore, and i've never seen both of them before.)
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Mosspaw123 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Aw, I'm sorry your grandpa isn't alive anymore :( Two of my grandpas aren't alive either .n.
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SANTIAGOBARETTO Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
old hag they mustve had sexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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S-Shirogane Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wtf does this have to do with ANYTHING?
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HouseOnTheMoon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
very creative :)
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ilsung Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Student Filmographer
we had one chance to visit grandpa, i remember it was probably the last time before he passed away, and i didn't go. i still want to kick myself for it.
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emprinsesa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
aaaaaaaw, sad story :'( i'm sure he's really proud of you even if he's in heaven :D nice painting :D
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astridLozer Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
i mean great work!..
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astridLozer Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
sad but at least it inspired u..
graet work!
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Hazetty Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya....great pic!! I am so sorry. I know EXACTLY how you feel!! My grandpa died 2 weeks ago...:cry:
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Nitsuki123 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
I love it because there's feeling and emotion behind the picture ^_^ *fav* And I'm sorry for your loss.
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groundhog22 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful.
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Kathersis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautifull and meaningfull
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neijue Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
ur work is nice.. ur grandpa should be proud of u
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inesoliveira Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
i love it! i love the fact that you used your reflection in your grandpa's picture.. in a way you are a reflection of him.. :)

really good!! :+fav:
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guitaristburke Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i feel your pain in a way, my grandfather recently died of cancer..... i wish we had more time together... well im sorry, and im sure he would be prod of your work
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Vicky-013 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
aww... Almost you make me cry, my grandpha is in the heaven too... :(
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AbrahamSandwich Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007  Student
this painting is still at scioto, you should pick it up sometime

-jeff
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dawno Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
This is such a sensitive painting. I really love the mood that this piece creates. It is very touching. I love the effect that you've created with your reflection in the photo... hand on the frame. Very well done.
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threebears Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
i miss my grandma -____- oh well...but i wish also that i saw my grandpa because he died before I was born :(
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Lipstick-Red Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
wow this is good
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BelleAndBeer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
i hv the same experience like that...it feels aweful but u have put it in a way that express that feeling.. nice piece of work
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icemother Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
Fantastic portrait.. your grandpa would understand..
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Pineapple-Man Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
magnificent...
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axlfree Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
wow... :( ...i'm sorry for your grandpa....u r a talented boy...don't ignore your talent
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axlfree Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
wow... :( ...i'm sorry for your grandpa....u r a tallented boy...don't ignore your talent
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Maria87 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Aww that's sad.

It's such a great picture. It would look better if you could crop the stuff behind the picture out so that it was just the painting that was in the image.
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MortaDella Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That reflection is great, now i go and throw away all my brushes and pencils...
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fluxedd Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
it' a great reflection:)
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le-coeur-brise Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
This is incredible... I really love the concept and the way you've incorporated your reflection onto his picture.

I'm sure he would've been much proud of your work nevertheless, and glad of the fact that you still hold him in your memory. :]
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brainjuice64 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007   Traditional Artist
wonderful painting. sorry for your loss. I tell my kids that they should enjoy spending time with their granparents as much as they can because you never know what will happen next. Again wonderful painting.
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Isaac-H Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007   Photographer
I love it!
and I'm so sorry
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Lemurian Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
respect to your talent! and i appreciate your kinda ideas!
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fabnt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
it is beautiful...
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spiralkitty Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very touching, and very well done. :heart:
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kskerr Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
This is lovely, great job and the concept is just awesome!
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BloomingLotus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
niiiice
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TomWells Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a really great. Oodles of skill :worship:
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notsoemobadger Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
That's amazing.

I feel that same way about my grandpa. He passed away just over a month ago, and it hurts like hell, because he ended up being so much more than a grandpa.
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TimeTravelingEchidna Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
Nice work... if he could see this, I bet he'd be pleased.
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fyrephlie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
very nice... especially because it has a story.
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golden-3point14 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really good picture!

I think it well honors his memory.
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lion-queen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
Whoa, that would be hard to do. aww you make me feel guilty too :( I miss him
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Nokkel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
Awwww but great picture! :heart:
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Andychan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
sad :(

but nice pic:heart:
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