this is my grandpa who passed away very recently. i'm still trying to recover from the loss, since he was very dear to me and my whole family, i'm pretty sure the wrinkles on his face were from smiling so much, instead of age.
I genuinely love the warmth you portrayed here, along with a really stunning kind of portrait that shows how you felt about him personally. I'm crazy nuts for iconography, so I love the sacre coure (if that's what you intended- if not, it must have just been resonating that way with me).
Just a really lovely piece all around, and when I read about the circumstances, it added layers and intention, but the form and structure were unbelievably strong to begin with.
This is an amazing portrait, you do him great honor and justice, I am sure. I am sorry for your loss, and I wish you not a speedy, but healthy recovery. Grief is a difficult thing, but it can define us, and I already believe you are managing it well and channeling it properly. My best wishes for you and your family.
When my abuelita died this march, i was mad and angry at the world and only thought that she was gone but then i thought about what my abuela said to not cry tears of sadness but to smile and think that she made us happy. Stay strong a loss of a family member is never easy but you also have to think that your grandfather wouldnt want you to be angry or sad but to be happy that he might have made you smile at one time and made you happy. Think of the happiness he brang you.
umm enver easy a lost my grandpa was bery acctive even in his ast days, ber ystorng spirit, yhea thoeswrinkles lie he was probably so happy his face got tired grandpas are so fun. Hope famili is doing good.