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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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:icontoondreams:
ToonDreams Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Holy shoot! It's Mike Franks :D
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Had to Google that. I can see it!
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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...
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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brighteyezdesignz Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so sweet! I teared up a bit reading this. <3
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I miss him so much xD
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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. : )
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I miss him all the time :heart:
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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.

cheers
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the kind comment :hug:
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ChandniSky Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I stopped by to look at this image just because it seemed interesting, and now I'm commenting to pay my respects to a man who, from your description, seems to have been an wonderful human being. Thank you for sharing!
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: thanks for taking the time to comment!
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XJasmin3x Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaw :(
death... no one can escape it... :(
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Death and taxes :D
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XJasmin3x Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha :D
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PsykoaktiveFantasi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww <3
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GaramondBodoni Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh my God, thank you for sharing this with us, this is beautiful. I hope you're having a wonderful day over there.
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep! Getting ready for snowwwww
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taioshi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Your dad sounded like a very sweet and strong person!
I am sure he is happy now, dying was his choice, and I am absolutely sure that they are much happier in heaven, finally together! <3 You're such a strong person for carrying on and taking all that so maturely!

Keep up your amazing stock and on being the very nice and helpful girl that you are!
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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Kishex-Nevarx Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I bet he was a lovely person :aww:
Sorry for your loss, and I hope you find that drawing! The things you need most usually end up in the most obvious places!
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hopefully :D
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Kishex-Nevarx Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good luck! :la:
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mayaxirie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Your dad seemed like a great man. I'm sorry for your loss. :hug:
I'm sure he's found back your mother.
When I think about the afterlife, I always remember the movie the Green Line, when one of the sentenced to death man says to someone else that with the life he had lived, he should go to hell, that he could not go to heaven. But he remembers the greatest moments of his life, and says that, he expects to live in them forever instead of going anywhere else.
If your father hasn't found back your mother in Heaven or anywhere else we go after dying, I hope that he can at least live in his best memories of her and his family.
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's super awesome :hug:
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mayaxirie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
My pleasure! :hug:
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
- first thought: his hat is fabulous
-2nd thought: he... died? um... my condolences.... um but i guess he is in heaven now.( if there is one but i am a catholic so... i believe he is in heaven... somewhere)

3rd thought: His hat= Wonderful.
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe thanks :D I have it now!
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
erm... yeah.
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Ari-M1A1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
What a cool guy! =) So jealous of that fabulous hat.
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
^__^
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33M Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
There is a light shining in this mans face and I had to stop by and tell you
that I think he and your mom are totally at Rest together now.

Awesome shot....

M
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:

Love your avatar ^__^
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skebz Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
:( So sad... very moving story. :hug:
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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Sailortwilight Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: I can't even imagine... I lost my stepdad in 2003 to cancer, and he was my father, my best friend. It was hard enough to lose one parent. :hug: I know we all go through this pain someday, of being in the world without them. I cherish the 9 years I had with my stepdad. I am also a very spiritual person, and I don't have all the answers, but I do believe strongly that there must be a special place where love does last forever, and where those you love wait to greet you again one day. :rose:
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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ligaya Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thank you for sharing. I do think your parents are together now. <3
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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FlameFairy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
This picture reminded me of my late sister's picture that I treasure so dearly.

A gentle smile that leaves an impression in the heart :)
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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SarraDarling Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
This is a really beautiful picture and a beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing Sakky, you always inspire :)
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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Praseodymium59 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Mystic Seaport! I live just a few miles from Mystic! And by a few, I mean like, 60.
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cool!
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helloheath Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
thank you for sharing the story with us all, it really touched me
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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Leaf-nin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's still with you, watching battlestar galactica. My dad died when I was really young and I know he watches over me. He fixes my car when I'm not looking.
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet :D Mine just hides kitchen utensils :P
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K4gz Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He looks awesome. Good for you for staying strong, I lost my dad too in 2007.
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