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January 16, 2010
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I'm growing up... by kapie1571993 I'm growing up... by kapie1571993
Well, I am SCARED of growing up, of being an adult, of loosing some moments, of existing instead of living.
Just don't wanna grow up!
Mechanical pencil, A4 Paper, Photoshop CS3
Sketch Version
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Given 2010-01-27
When I saw I'm growing up... by =kapie1571993 it really struck home for me. Not only is the picture beautiful and wonderfully executed but the message and feeling resonates with me. The pained expression on the boy's face is absolutely PERFECT for this piece. It just screams to me that he doesn't want to grow up and it pains him to do so. The way that he is clinging to the pillow and all the stuffed critters around him aide a ton in this feeling. Don't worry little boy, you only have to get older, no one says that you have to "grow up" :)

=kapie1571993 did a fantastic job on this! ( Suggested by Gwendolyn12 and Featured by Damaged927 )
I thoroughly enjoyed this as I love the sepia art style which is rarely used although just as powerful as black and white, added with the little splash of color it is highly pleasing to the eyes and gives a sense of soul. When I look at the picture along with the title my thought drift to my childhood and make me think if I ever grew up, as I am still surrounded by my childhood things. The main part of this picture that I like is it makes you feel that you never truly grow up although you are grown, you still enjoy the things from your childhood and are surrounded by the things you loved from that time. The art is unique and wonderful and excellently done in this picture.
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DTWX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Same here. :hmm:
kapie1571993 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
DTWX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Never-known-EVER Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
So amazing! :D
kapie1571993 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
thank you :)
beachelf Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Awesome! :iconsquee-loveplz:
kapie1571993 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
thanks :)
nutboltu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Would you let me use this picture in a local youth magazine with an article about growing up and not wanting to. Full name credits of course.
ToddlerNaruto Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
That's why I chose to never grow up mentally, I still play with toys and have interests in stuff that only children do.
dcrisisbeta Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
I feel the same, except I grew up before realizing...
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