Youth is Wasted on the Young

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Yuki Radcliffe

I often find myself looking back on my childhood and wishing i could go back and redo it, try it over again. I'm not that old, really, but I know i hear a lot of old people talking about, 'well, when i was a youngster, i would have done this or that...' And I got to thinking, hey, i spent my whole childhood wishing i was older, and now that i'm an adult, i I'm wasting my adulthood being nostalgic about my childhood. So I painted this. It was a bad photograph, and the edges got cut off in the crop, but i sharpened it and fixed the values in photoshop so it's a bit better now. I rearlize the old man's ribs came out looking like flab, oh well. oil on canvas, 12'x18', took about fifteen hours.

Published More than a year ago

Category Science fiction

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