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September 22, 2012
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FinePix A303
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1/104 second
Focal Length
11 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 2, 2002, 8:14:01 PM
Digital Camera FinePix A303 Ver1.00
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This is a portrait of my dad about a month before he died due to complications with his liver in 2006. I drew this image in pencil for my step mother but she also recently passed away and no one seems to know where the drawing went. I hope we can find it someday.

There's something in this image that really moves me. My dad was a very lonely and sad man after my mom passed away when I was young. There were a lot of wonderful and happy things in his life, but also a lot of sorrow and tragedy. My mother was the absolute love of his life and I think the day she died, most of him died too. When he found out that he had liver cancer, he chose to not treat it; essentially, he chose to die. In this image I can see the long, sad trials in his eyes but he smiles, as he always tried to for us.

He used to tell me I was "the best thing he ever did with his life." :')

I don't know if there's an afterlife. My dad and I used to talk a lot about what comes next. He wasn't religious, but he was a spiritualist. He believed he would be seeing my mother again soon. He told me, "If I die and there's nothing at all after this, I want at least 30 seconds to be really pissed off!" ^__^;

His biggest regret was that he wouldn't get to see the end of the re-imaged Battlestar Galactica. :P

I hope they are together now. I miss them both tremendously. :heart:



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ToonDreams Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Holy shoot! It's Mike Franks :D
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Had to Google that. I can see it!
michaelmynatt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You have people for a while then they are gone, My dad died about 15 years ago and  it seems like yesterday. I can still hear his voice and the touch of his hands when he gave me a haircut. I truly hope there is an afterlife as well...I believe in this but who really knows? I like your drawing stock and it has helped my figure drawing a hundred percent thank you for that and for this image... he looks like someone I would like to know...
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
brighteyezdesignz Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so sweet! I teared up a bit reading this. <3
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I miss him so much xD
arskuma Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that was..unexpected. It was unexpected because in almost all of your pictures you're smiling and you seem to have fun. It's great to see that you can enjoy life after those terrible incidents..
Your father looks very friendly, i'm sure he was a nice person. : )
SenshiStock Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I miss him all the time :heart:
M4RCOS-G4RCIA Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
touching story, I was looking at your work and suddenly between to see this oldman and seeing his eyes started reading your story and description.
Your father was crying in laughter, life it shows in their eyes affliction but smiles for you (I assume you took the photo).

anyways, I wanted to thank you for the help you gave me for inspiration on poses and also congratulate you for the great work you've accomplished.

SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the kind comment :hug:
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