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Funky old man

 Funky Old Man - The future me, if I live that long
Funky Old Man – The future me, if I live that long

“Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional”

An awesome friend sent me some of the funniest belated happy birthday wishes that I have ever received/ will ever receive and the above line was in it. Just had to sketch the image that popped in my head. Rough doodle and I hope to work on it in the near future.

The Message

The Message (Pencil Sketch)
The Message (Pencil Sketch)

“And in the end, we were all just humans… Drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.”F. Scott Fitzgerald

All the things he wanted to say but couldn’t. All the things he should have said but can’t anymore. Times change. People move on. And he is left wondering what to do with the things that will always remain in his head. So he wrote it all on a long piece of parchment and threw it as far as he could out in the ocean. Wishing… Hoping… that this physical act will have some positive impact on his state of mind, as he read it would. The one thing he vowed to himself that day – Never wait for the right time. There is never a right time to say something when it comes to matters of the heart.

A not so quick pencil sketch. The texture of the ultra cheap copier paper and the dark pencil meant, had to rely on the eraser a bit too much. However, I have to admit, I like the texture. Used a tissue paper for blending the shading. The message (the paper inside the bottle) was actually an afterthought.

And just for the record – The top para is fictional but based on the experiences of the people I have had the pleasure of knowing. Just something to go along with the sketch.

Farewell

Farewell (Digital Painting)
Farewell (Digital Painting)

You meet so many people in your life and some of them quickly become an indispensable and meaningful part of you. But there are times when you have to part ways… you have to bid farewell for reasons that seem so right at the time. The important thing is… I will never forget… Will always carry these memories with me. My gift as well as my curse.

Took me about an hour. This one cannot be classified as anything but a doodle and yet, I like this one a lot.