Friendship, in my point of view is the most valuable gift one can give because it can open the door to many other beautiful things.
This is my entry for the September art challenge of ImagineFX. I documented the entire creative process and I might post it once I get a proper layout done.
Done using Photoshop CS5
Custom brushes created by me
Edit: VOTE OVER. This entry won! I would like to thank everyone who supported me! [link]
EDIT October 24, 2010:
My first DD! A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE IT HAPPEN!
There's a steadily increasing amount of individuals who believe that or are wondering if this painting is based on "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. To tell you the truth, I was actually unfamiliar with that particular story until several have noted the similarities. It is a coincidence. Thanks to those who let me know about the story though. It's sad indeed but interesting! My inspiration for this painting is neither another painting or literary work but rather my friendship with a certain kid in our neighborhood. He's not a relative of mine but he's so nice to me and in return I treat him like a nephew.