My Hero, 9x12”, Watercolor

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13 Mar 2018 22:39 - +2540
Im not sure of the subject matter, but I'm certain that my emotional response was spot on.
13 Mar 2018 23:23 - +334
This is beautiful and relatable. It’s emotionally charged and it hits those bittersweet undertones. The watercolor emphasizes that on itself with a rather nostalgic feeling. It hit me right in my feels.
14 Mar 2018 00:38 - +188
Hey there. Don't really post actual comments. Usually stupid shit and memes. But from the bottom of my heart, this is amazing. Even before you mentioned it was your dad, I saw my dad in the picture. It's been two years since he died from a freak brain hemorrhage. He didn't get to see me graduate from college. He didn't get to see me get my first salary job. He didn't get to see me become the man I should have been a long time ago. Sorry. Now I'm venting. I miss him. Thank you for you for sharing this pic. It's lovely.
13 Mar 2018 23:05 - +121
beautiful work, my friend.
13 Mar 2018 23:39 - +96
This hit me hard in a different way than most... I have a condition that means I'm in and out of hospitals all the time. My dad told me I'm his hero a couple of weeks ago, when all I really feel like is a burden, but this gave me the same warm fuzzy feeling... I just hope you know that your love and support is what makes getting through each and every day worth it for him. It's got to be impossibly hard, sometimes I think this is harder on my parents than it is on me, but just being there is all he needs ❤️
13 Mar 2018 23:16 - +46
I can see emotion in it, nice work dude continue!
14 Mar 2018 00:36 - +45
Hello. I know nothing about art and am, in general, a cultureless swine. Your painting prompted a strong emotional response, and I thank you for the moment of raw humanity you introduced into my day.
14 Mar 2018 00:07 - +25
10 years ago I was in a relationship with a girl whose father had had a stroke (before we met) and was mostly bedridden. He could walk slowly with a walker or the leverage of furniture but couldn’t really speak. Seeing this painting brought me back to those days because this looks exactly like him and really reminded me of what their family was going through all those years - for those wondering he is indeed still alive but I have no idea if he has made any progress in the years since. What I’m trying to say is this was incredibly well done, bringing me back to memories I didn’t even realize were important.
13 Mar 2018 23:40 - +19
It’s very moving . Beautiful thank you for sharing .
14 Mar 2018 00:46 - +18
I just lost my father this friday, and this picture speaks so much to what I feel. It's a beautiful drawing.
13 Mar 2018 23:53 - +16
“There goes my Hero!...” - Foo Fighters
14 Mar 2018 00:06 - +16
My dad was always my hero and he never believes me when I tell him. I love this, good job
13 Mar 2018 23:59 - +16
Amazing work OP, I hope he's still with us and fighting. Also, if you haven't already, you should share this with us over at /r/superman.
13 Mar 2018 23:42 - +16
This is heart warming. Amazing work OP.
13 Mar 2018 23:46 - +13
The feels, ouch. Beautiful painting
14 Mar 2018 01:25 - +12
It’s not often I stop to comment on posts like these. I just wanted to let you know that I find this piece to be incredible. I have been browsing reddit at work per usual, and this stopped me dead in my tracks. I had goosebumps as soon as I stopped to look. I didn’t need a description to know what this art was saying. Maybe it’s just because my parents are slowing down a bit and I just understand. Either way, so powerful. I really appreciate this painting and foresee myself referring back to it often. Thank you so much for sharing.
13 Mar 2018 23:37 - +12
This is great. You immediately feel the emotion behind it, and I love how you used the Superman insignia. I hope your dad feels better!
14 Mar 2018 00:07 - +11
This is beautifully done. Thank you for sharing it and I'm sorry to hear about your father.
14 Mar 2018 00:56 - +11
I'm not an emotional person and rarely appreciate art; this painting elicited a response from me like no other painting before. Beautiful work.
14 Mar 2018 00:26 - +11
My (late) dad loved his Superman shirt. It gave him so much strength as he battled what I now think is complex PTSD and his neighbors. He sadly was seriously hurt and later murdered because of fights with neighbors and an old friend. But while he was here and while I had him, he was Superman.
13 Mar 2018 23:28 - +10
Amazing. The lights and shadows are beautifully stark, representing the harshness of time and life, but that face. That soft authentic all-knowing face...
13 Mar 2018 23:35 - +10
Wow this is really great! Touching!
14 Mar 2018 00:02 - +8
Agh, why do our loved ones have to grow old? This is such a resounding piece. Thank you for sharing
14 Mar 2018 00:13 - +7
That's wonderful. Thank you for sharing that.
13 Mar 2018 23:16 - +7
It's incredible that you managed to capture his lifelessness in such a lifelike way.
14 Mar 2018 00:31 - +6
This painting evoked bittersweet emotions in me.
13 Mar 2018 23:44 - +5
Thank you for sharing this from your heart. I sometimes struggled with my grandfather's personality (he could be abrasive, and used to be abusive to my grandmother), but I couldn't see the fullness of his love and tenderness until he battled cancer. Sickness and age are cruel, but they also allowed me to see beauty and character. This is a face that I connect with mi abuelo. Thank you, kind stranger.
14 Mar 2018 01:30 - +5
Serious question.....How did you start painting? Did you always have an artistic ability? Did you take painting classes? Both? I used to draw a lot when I was younger and I was actually pretty good...But over time I just kinda fell out of it. I still feel a deep burning desire to create art though. And when I see something like this, the flames start to rage inside of me. I want to make something that makes people feel something.
14 Mar 2018 02:40 - +5
I've never been so choked up by a painting so fast
14 Mar 2018 00:23 - +4
This is beautiful, I'm sure your dad would be proud
14 Mar 2018 02:21 - +4
Would you mind if I used this to show my students? I think it would go nicely with our up coming lesson. I will of course credit you if you don’t mind!
14 Mar 2018 00:28 - +4
Stunning watercolor work. Evokes all sort of emotion. Thank you for sharing
14 Mar 2018 02:41 - +4
This hit me so hard - it brought tears to my eyes. I love this. This is so beautiful, wow.
14 Mar 2018 00:51 - +4
Wow, this painting... hits
14 Mar 2018 03:15 - +3
Beautiful. Excellent job! Made the mistake of clicking right before my server came back with my lunch bill. She grew immediately concerned because I was teary eyed. I showed her and we shared a moment teary eyed together.
14 Mar 2018 01:12 - +3
This reminds me of my father. The most sweet, strongest man I've ever known, but battle with colon cancer for 14 years and eventually took him in 2007. I'll never forget my Superman. He showed me that no matter how many curve balls life threw at him, he embraced every moment and cherished it to his final moments
14 Mar 2018 03:00 - +3
This is the first painting to make me tear up in a long time. This is incredible, and I wish the best for you and your father.
14 Mar 2018 01:14 - +3
Beautiful and very true. My mum died of cancer and far from seeing some pathetic person counting down their worthless days, I in fact witnessed someone who was fighting the greatest battle of her life. Someone who was at her most courageous, loving more deeply than she ever. I've never admired anyone more and despite this being a very sad time, it was also fucking inspirational and I was privileged to be there for it.
14 Mar 2018 04:07 - +3
Is he Native American by any chance? Or Central/South American? I don't mean this to sound like an ass or anything, but he looks like a very proud man, you convey that feeling in your depiction. Amazing work. I hope he has the most peace possible, as it is clear he is surrounded by people that love him dearly.
14 Mar 2018 01:01 - +3
Guess who will be using their bathroom time at work to cry :<
14 Mar 2018 01:05 - +3
Great work. The painting is beautifully executed and emotionally charged. Having lost my grandfather to cancer years before, your work made me quite emotional.
14 Mar 2018 02:20 - +3
Dear OP, Here now friend listen to what comfort comes. Though you have been bowed down by sorrows sleep, and despair may blanket life, light still pokes through the tattered, shorn and ripped sheets, and is not heaven patterned so? Do not captains voyage, Gods command, and peasants gather by that same brilliance? When inky night descended Shakespeare did not his ink dwell so? When fire reigned with the Gods did not Prometheus great descent gift fire unto man? And did not man with that fire go to the moon? Further friend and listen still, all great works, myths and epics, all climbed mountain peaks are made by fallen crowns. Heavy thoughts and heavy hands make great things. Sincerely, Aletterfromplato
14 Mar 2018 03:07 - +3
Not to put a damper on things, but working in funeral service you see the emotion and feeling conveyed in this painting everyday. It really keeps you grounded and reminds you of why you work in this field in the first place. If you’re in it for the right reasons, you’re there to help people through loss and ensure that there is a level of respect and empathy maintained at all times. That’s somebody’s father, mother, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, friend...a role model, an anchor, a hero... Thanks for the share OP, and best wishes to you and your family.
14 Mar 2018 02:37 - +3
Don't you dare make me cry op.
14 Mar 2018 03:33 - +3
I'm a RN. I was wondering if I could share this on my Facebook? I'd like to give you credit though.
14 Mar 2018 02:51 - +3
What a powerful picture. Well done. I had an instant reaction to it like those old Norman Rockwell paintings, there is a good story behind it.
14 Mar 2018 04:37 - +3
Very few paintings invoke strong emotions in me but this one immediately hit a target in my heart. Great job and I wish you luck in finding your way through the rain.
14 Mar 2018 02:57 - +3
Now this is art. Do you have a website?
14 Mar 2018 01:34 - +3
This is deeply moving. My mom was in a bad car accident last month, and it’s so difficult to see her, scared and frustrated, stuck in a hospital bed. I’ve been looking at the few photos I have of her to draw her smiling, laughing, standing, moving, because that’s who my mom is to me. I’ve thought it would be morbid to draw her as she is now. But maybe its just my mindset that’s morbid. Your painting has brought a new light to a loved one’s compromised state. Maybe it’s a new reality, and it’s time to embrace it.
14 Mar 2018 02:32 - +3
this brought tears to my eyes before I even read the info. It's beautiful and heartbreaking.
14 Mar 2018 00:26 - +3
I’m not crying, you’re crying!
14 Mar 2018 03:28 - +2
This is amazing. Art doesn’t typically move me like this painting has.
14 Mar 2018 01:09 - +2
I like it because it's an amazing picture and has a really great emotional impact. I don't like it because it made me sad. Thank you for posting this picture, OP. You have a gift.
14 Mar 2018 02:56 - +2
This one hit really close to home.
14 Mar 2018 01:20 - +2
This immediately made me cry. Absolutely beautiful. I lost my dad back in November. He was my hero, my best friend, my inspiration. Superman to say the least. As he laid in his hospital bed I just thought about all of the amazing things he did. And he did them for us. I’m glad other people are able to have the similar symmetrical loving relationships with their fathers. Keep on creating.
14 Mar 2018 05:41 - +2
Do you have any of your other work online somewhere?
14 Mar 2018 01:26 - +2
It's amazing how you captured this.
14 Mar 2018 03:18 - +2
My eyes welled up at the thumbnail alone. It takes extreme talent to elicit that kind of immediate emotional response from art. I am thoroughly impressed.
14 Mar 2018 01:28 - +2
Quite Toulouse-Lautrecian, nice job :)
14 Mar 2018 04:59 - +2
Thank you for this. Today me and my family received terrible news concerning my moms cancer. We are about to start what seems our last chance of survival. My mom is one of the strongest women I’ll ever know. From being an illegal immigrant in the 80s and being able to raise 3 kids in a foreign land where you did not the know the language or anyone else except for her sister who accompanied her so she wouldn’t travel with my 2 older sisters alone and my father. My mom continues to fight and I’m sure she wants to give up but she won’t let herself stop treatment no matter what side effects she’s dealing with. I just hope for one day to be as strong as she is. Thank you. Ps. Im sorry for the grammar errors.
14 Mar 2018 01:35 - +2
Wow this is really great! Touching!
14 Mar 2018 02:56 - +2
This one hit a little too close to home
14 Mar 2018 01:36 - +2
This would work well in /r/Frisson
14 Mar 2018 03:11 - +2
Incredibly beautiful painting. I like how the Superman insignia leads to so many contrasts. It conveys a childlike, almost immature view of your father, which paradoxically conveys a very mature self-awareness about how you regard your dad. It also communicate both stoicism and fear. Wonderful work, OP, and I hope you and your dad get through this hard time.
14 Mar 2018 01:07 - +2
This is beautiful. Stay strong /u/youngluck
14 Mar 2018 03:21 - +2
What a beautiful painting. I'm hoping the best for your sweet old man
14 Mar 2018 01:38 - +2
Beautiful. My dad passed away about 16 months ago. Suffered with Alzheimers fo 8 years most likely longer. I use to watch him shovel snow like it was nothing, when men were mem. Than seeing his slow and steady decline was gut wrenching at the end. I always told people seeing my dad neep help was like superman needing a cane. My heart goes out to you... The son becomes the father, and the father becomes the son.
14 Mar 2018 03:46 - +2
This picture is absolutely amazing. I work in Long Term Care and this hits home.
14 Mar 2018 00:43 - +2
If I teared up just from this I can't even imagine what you're going through. What a beautiful painting. But I'm sure it can't compare to the man.
14 Mar 2018 05:12 - +2
Reminds me of the music video of [Second and Sebring]( The song is great, but the music video is definitely a roller coaster.
14 Mar 2018 01:44 - +2
My father in law passed on Monday, tears!!
14 Mar 2018 01:07 - +2
Really captured the emotion , fantastic.
14 Mar 2018 01:44 - +2
It's been a while since I've been this moved by a painting. Beautiful work.
14 Mar 2018 02:56 - +2
This is beyond beautiful it touched me
14 Mar 2018 01:50 - +2
This is actually beautiful, I am sorry your father is going through this and wish I could help...
14 Mar 2018 02:57 - +2
This hits home. Thank you OP.
14 Mar 2018 01:51 - +2
Fuck you've made me cry. Thank you
14 Mar 2018 03:13 - +2
All aboard the feels train. Excellent work.
14 Mar 2018 01:56 - +2
This made me tear up so fast! Wow. It's beautiful.
14 Mar 2018 03:19 - +2
I lost my dad 6 weeks ago. This hit me hard. Fantastic work.
14 Mar 2018 02:02 - +2
Awwe damnn this evoked so many emotions from me... Superb painting man.
14 Mar 2018 03:21 - +2
I only wish I could have done this for my dad.You have picked a GREAT hero.God bless you and your dad.
14 Mar 2018 02:05 - +2
Reminds me of my dad, I cried a bit.
14 Mar 2018 03:46 - +2
Touching painting. Reminds me of the time my mom was in hospital, with an oversize hospital band around her frail wrist. She made it through her surgery like a superhero as well. Thanks for sharing OP.
14 Mar 2018 02:05 - +2
Wow. Your ability to convey such emotion in your art is incredible and moving. This is beautiful.
14 Mar 2018 04:20 - +2
You are incredibly talented! This hit me right in the feels. I’m a medical assistant and it reminds me of a few of my dearest patients.
14 Mar 2018 02:08 - +2
My eyes are filled with tears right now. My Dad was always my Superman, and it hurt so much to see illness take its toll. This is beautiful <3
14 Mar 2018 05:02 - +2
Woah I looked at this a few hours ago and thought it was sad. I just got the call that my aunt died and now it’s surreal.
14 Mar 2018 02:48 - +2
My dad just told me and my siblings this morning he was diagnosed with colon cancer. This painting hit me hard, man. He's my hero and I don't know what I'd do without him.
14 Mar 2018 05:15 - +2
I find that when using watercolor, it's the easiest method to make a project look good, but the hardest to make it look great. If that makes sense. Your work is definitely great.
14 Mar 2018 02:50 - +2
It's amazing how feelings could universally transcend boundaries, both physical and mental, through a mere honest painting. I swear I'm not crying at all.
14 Mar 2018 00:39 - +2
From the thumbnail I thought it was a painting of superman giving birth.
14 Mar 2018 01:37 - +2
Fantastic art and an even better tribute.
14 Mar 2018 01:39 - +2
I choked up immediately when I saw this. Very well done.
14 Mar 2018 00:46 - +1
You are an inspiration. Never change.
14 Mar 2018 01:00 - +1
This is amazing! Did you go to school for painting?
14 Mar 2018 05:48 - +1
Why is your hero some sick dying guy?

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