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July 11, 2012
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iPhone 4
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1/15 second
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4 mm
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Date Taken
Apr 7, 2012 8:00:51 PM +08:00
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
Cause you and I, we were born to die by yaokhuan Cause you and I, we were born to die by yaokhuan
Cause you and I, we were born to die

122 x 92 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more glimpse, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever?

Often, we get too caught up with the destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we met on the way, only to find ourselves living a life of regret.

Here, the loving embrace serves as a reminder of the fragility of life and that however hard and however long we love someone that has passed away, they can never love us back. We should cherish the people that are still with us and never take them for granted as there will be a time where we will have to bid them farewell, cause you and I, we were born to die.
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Given 2013-05-25
A wonderful illustration with an interesting concept. Cause you and I, we were born to die by ~yaokhuan. Be sure to read the artists comment as well. ( Suggested by little-billie and Featured by Astralseed )
fuugly Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
you should create Lana Del Rey for the song but
besides that great work!! Love the details in the piece 
you made. :)
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice painting and I love the words =)
TehChan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my Jesus Christ, it looks AWESOME ! I love the way you used the colors to paint, specially the '' dead body ''.
And this guy looks hot .____.

Btw, great work :)
yaokhuan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thank you!! hahaha it was alot of trial and error. oh the guy is my classmate hahahhahaha ;D
DeborahMBDrawings Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All I can say is...WOW AMAZING WORK ;)
yaokhuan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nullibicity Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The expression in this kills me. The eyes, the brows, the mouth—they all tell so much of regret, longing, and agony. The way the skeletons hands are draped around his shoulders, loose and somewhat accepting, while the human hand seems almost hesitant to touch because the skeleton could break or disappear. After looking at your avatar/icon I at first assumed it may have been a self portrait? But I wasn’t sure. Regardless, this painting is beautiful; it blew me away. I don’t know whether I want to keep analyzing or cry: I lost someone close to me, too, as I’m sure everyone has… however I was with him for a full week and never uttered a single goodbye. Now I would give my limbs or my lungs—my heart—just to have him here so I could tell him goodbye and how much I love him.
Sorry, I’m rambling. Please know, though, that I thought this piece was amazing. The expression and emotions were very powerful. Overall, a very lovely, lonely piece. Congrats on your well-deserved DD.
yaokhuan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i really enjoyed reading what you wrote! thank you so much!! :D
Nullibicity Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome! You are so very talented, so it was just a real pleasure to view :heart:
I hope you keep up the excellent work :rose:
bear48 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional
very nice job
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