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.: When September Ends :. by kristymariethomas .: When September Ends :. by kristymariethomas
For some reason I've been singing "Wake Me Up When September Ends" while I've been drawing this picture of Millie. I think it's because she is the epitome of innocence, and little children grow up way too fast. Then it hit me, I could enter this into Cataclysm-X's contest for songs - I had something else in mind, but I think I like this better! :) Contest info: [link]

I'm really proud of this drawing. The ref pic has such a special quality and I really feel like I've been able to translate that into this drawing. Whew! My hands are tired from all that dark dark shading. A couple of years ago I would have never thought I could make a drawing so dark, but I've learned what patience and layers of different leads can do. :)

Ref pic by the talented Claire Bradshaw : [link]

I can still remember the first time I heard this song...It was late summer/early autumn in New England - we had just moved there *again* and we were in our hotel room (6 people in a hotel for THREE MONTHS) and that song came on and I immediately fell in love with it. I can't describe the feeling I get when I hear this song...it's about newness, adventure, but also about memories, some of them which fade with time despite our best intentions. I still feel as young and innocent as Milly sometimes, and yet, here I am, with four kids, and life is just speeding by... Sometimes I just want new adventures, and sometimes I just want to be young again, with no health problems and even so, want life to slow down, so I can experience these moments I will never be able to get back....

This image just captures it for me.
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"Wake Me Up When September Ends"

Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
Wake me up when September ends

like my fathers come to pass
seven years has gone so fast
wake me up when september ends

here comes the rain again
falling from the stars
drenched in my pain again
becoming who we are

as my memory rests
but never forgets what I lost
wake me up when september ends

summer has come and passed
the innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends

ring out the bells again
like we did when spring began
wake me up when september ends

here comes the rain again
falling from the stars
drenched in my pain again
becoming who we are

as my memory rests
but never forgets what I lost
wake me up when september ends

Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends

like my father's come to pass
twenty years has gone so fast
wake me up when september ends
wake me up when september ends
wake me up when september ends

- Green Day
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:iconfedorastorm:
fedoraStorm Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Is this a charcoal drawing?
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kristymariethomas Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Graphite. :)
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:iconfedorastorm:
fedoraStorm Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
cool.
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VIKINKG Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT AN AWESOME DRAWING!!.
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Lellman Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Your art is being stolen and resold by "Shawnamarie Weatherford". [link]
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darkdeviantone Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
again this is amazing
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tr1st3r Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I coulda sworn that was a photograph.
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Ahmedaik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awesooooooooooom ,,,,and the song is such an inspiration !@! :D
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smaragdfrog Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Wow this is amazing! Perfect details! Love it!
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I've featured your work in my journal!

:iconnavyrose1plz::iconnavyrose2plz::bulletblue::bulletblue: [link] :bulletblue::bulletblue::iconnavyrose5plz::iconnavyrose6plz:
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