Im not sure of the subject matter, but I'm certain that my emotional response was spot on.
It’s my dad.
I’m battling the contrast of the sweetest, most kind-hearted, loudest laughing man I know getting beat up by time. Painting is how I deal.
Your work is amazing. I know he's proud of you. If you have kids one day, you'll understand and love your dad even more. Even if he only survives in you. May the light cast down wherever you walk, friend. Keep creating.
I’m a physician and I love this. So, many patients feel like they have no more value when they get older or when they develop a serious illness. I always try to impress upon them that they still have so much worth. They just need to understand that self-worth is not always about what you can physically accomplish. I’m glad you can see that your dad is amazing even while lying in a hospital bed.
As someone who spent a lot of time in a hospital watching my father fight cancer, before watching him take his last breath in the hospital, you capture the emotion perfectly. Its indescribable to be looking at someone who looks completely different compared to how you picture then in your head. Frail, different features, and utterly helpless.
I still don't picture my dad the way he looked the last 2 years of his life. That's not what my dad looked like or who he was. Good for you finding an outlet to deal with it. You're incredibly talented buddy, don't give up hope or on your art.
Your work is a testament to your relationship with your dad. Make sure you capture some smiles too!!
thi is how my mom is in the hospital right now. not to be funny but he looks like my mom. she has cancer.
You have no idea how close this hits. I love you, I hope the best for you.
Wish you all the best.
I really love this painting. The way the red and yellow superman logo pops stands out is really touching and speaks volume. Thanks for making my morning.
It's amazing. Just by seeing the art, I was sure that the person is OP's dad. This brings out emotions.
Deal with what? What happen to him?
I’m someone whose not super into art and this is one of the first pieces that has made me feel an emotional response.
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.
Appreciate the kind words. The hospital in Baguio, Philippines that cared for him had these deep dark water stains running in the corners of the walls. They don’t have air conditioning in the rooms so the windows are open a lot and the diesel smoke that blows through the city just turns it black. A lot of the tone came from me trying to capture that.
Sounds like bgh
beautiful work, my friend.
I can see emotion in it, nice work dude continue!
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 ❤️
It’s very moving . Beautiful thank you for sharing .
This is heart warming. Amazing work OP.
Wow this is really great! Touching!
This is great. You immediately feel the emotion behind it, and I love the how you used the Superman insignia. And I hope your dad feels better!
The feels, ouch. Beautiful painting
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.
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.
Agh, why do our loved ones have to grow old? This is such a resounding piece. Thank you for sharing
My dad was always my hero and he never believes me when I tell him. I love this, good job
This is beautifully done. Thank you for sharing it and I'm sorry to hear about your father.
It's incredible that you managed to capture his lifelessness in such a lifelike way.
Amazing. The lights and shadows are beautifully stark, representing the harshness of time and life, but that face. That soft authentic all-knowing face...
“There goes my Hero!...” - Foo Fighters
"...Watch him as he goes". that's the very same song i thought about after watching this work.
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.
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.
That's wonderful. Thank you for sharing that.
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.
I just lost my father this friday, and this picture speaks so much to what I feel. It's a beautiful drawing.
This is beautiful, I'm sure your dad would be proud
I’m not crying, you’re crying!
Stunning watercolor work. Evokes all sort of emotion. Thank you for sharing
This painting evoked bittersweet emotions in me.
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.
I'm proud of you, and your dad would be too.
From the thumbnail I thought it was a painting of superman giving birth.
Wow, this painting... hits
I'm not an emotional person and rarely appreciate art; this painting elicited a response from me like no other painting before. Beautiful work.
Great work. The painting is beautifully executed and emotionally charged. Having lost my grandfather to cancer years before, your work made me quite emotional.
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.
You are an inspiration. Never change.
This is amazing! Did you go to school for painting?
Guess who will be using their bathroom time at work to cry :<
This is beautiful. Stay strong /u/youngluck
This is Amazing you should post this on r/DcComics
oh my I remember back in the 70's this movie was a hot dogger
This is sentimental kitsch. I hate it so much. This is the equivalent of puppies wrapped in the American flag, or Hummel figurines of Holocaust survivors.
Not a fan either, it feels forced but I’m not sure your critique is fair. I’d prefer more subtlety though. OP uses it for coping which is relatable so I see it overall merit.
Then they should keep it private. I've lost close loved ones to terminal disease, and the last thing I'd want is to use my pain for internet karma. Posting it to reddit is just mawkish pandering.
He died of too much flied lice.