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Growing Up by tiffanytong Growing Up by tiffanytong
Pic Meaning: The hourglass represents time. As the time goes, one will leave childhood. He/She has to deal with adult life, which is represented by the objects in the bottom part of the hour glass. The objects in the upper part of the hour glass represent childhood. The girl in the pic wants to pull her teddy bear with her, as she misses her carefree childhood. However this is impossible as the teddy bear is stuck in the bottleneck of the hourglass. Letting go is a big part of growing up.

See the rest of the paintings from REAL on iPad!
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Painting list:
1) Colors of Black ad White
2) The Greyish Sunflower
3) Stay Away from My Cheese!
4) All Ready
5) Reaching the Stars
6) See You Under the Same Tree
7) Growing Up

Other Paintings of REAL:
Color Of Black And White[link]
Painted with: ballpoint pen+ poster colour(background)

Updates:
8 Dec 2012: Wow! 100 faves! Thank you so much everyone!:hug:

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:iconriolama:
Riolama Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Really good concept, I love it!
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:iconsecondary-target:
SECONDARY-TARGET Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really cute, fits like on the children illustration book <3
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Tottaparadise Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely
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CoyoDesign Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The drawing is really lovely, I really like your style and the colouring looks great as well :D, the theme and the way you describe it makes it somewhat sad as well :o
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:iconchiichanny:
Chiichanny Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   General Artist
this is really sweet!
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:iconxxmagicglowxx:
xxMagicGlowxx Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cute ^v^ and very original. Great idea! This colours are awesome :)
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rocket-child Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I like the concept and the simplicity of the style used really gets the message across
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:icontiffanytong:
tiffanytong Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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rocket-child Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
your welcome
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:iconrachopin77:
Rachopin77 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
This is really cute and I like how it has a deeper meaning. Really good job
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:icondrmambo199:
drmambo199 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
this is such a neat picture!  Very creative. :)
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smilingturtle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I saw this on your thumbshare page.

This image struck interest in me immediately. I had to come to this page and view it.

I'm very impressed at the simplicity and thoughts behind this piece of art. I'm in love with it.
I feel like this is the type of art that can be related to many many people as it pertains to growing up as a subject. This is something I'd love to do sometime.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece, ^_^_^_^_^
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:icontiffanytong:
tiffanytong Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I am really glad you like it :)
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:iconmorrison3000:
Morrison3000 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I really like the idea! And it turned out so great. Love the coloring :D
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:icontiffanytong:
tiffanytong Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconmorrison3000:
Morrison3000 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome :D
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BlueRose00 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link]
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:iconyumenox:
YumeNox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely and touching ^^
your drawing really meets my image of growing up !

very well done
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louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really like this, the concept is brilliant!
A lot of my work is based a lot around childhood as well. It's a wonderful thing that is taken for granted.
Such a shame that a lot of children feel the need to grow up so quickly, I would do anything to go back to when i was 5 and hadn't a care in the world! :D
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PoisonAgency Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
so cool :) great work ;)
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:icondtkinetic:
DTKinetic Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I recently made a piece featuring a very similar theme :o

I like the concept alone but the way you express it is what makes it stand out...representing life as an hourglass really makes me think :o I also feel a lot of sympathy for the girl, especially because she still looks so young :XD: and I like the interaction between her and the teddy bear. Maybe the teddy bear can help pull her up! :lol:
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:icontiffanytong:
tiffanytong Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Yeah maybe the teddy bear can pull her upXD Or I can turn the hourglass upside down XD
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:icondtkinetic:
DTKinetic Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! And there you go =D
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FlameDeLeon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful.
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:icontiffanytong:
tiffanytong Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconflamedeleon:
FlameDeLeon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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:iconmandieellie:
MandieEllie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How true~!
I miss my childhood but I still keep my favorite stuffy with me and time still tends to go by pretty quick.
You did an excellent job with the concept~!
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:icontiffanytong:
tiffanytong Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! :hug:
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MandieEllie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:hug:
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TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Featured [link] :love:
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:icontiffanytong:
tiffanytong Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feature! :hug:
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lunaSerene Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
really liked your concept ;) very expressive and very true. When we are kids we never want to grow, as we turn teenagers we want to be adults and soon we adults we want to go back to the age where everything was simple. haha! its a cycle thats goes on and on ;P
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tiffanytong Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! That is how I feel too! I rmb how I wanted to be an adult when I was child but now I want to be a child again XD
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lunaSerene Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
haha! that's life I guess... and you're very welcome ;)
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:iconmaxevry:
maxevry Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Love the idea behind this one, nice job!
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:iconkaikaku:
kaikaku Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the idea. :)
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:iconheartsherlock:
heartsherlock Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It is nice that you put so much thought into this work. The style is nicely colorful and playful. I like looking at all of the different little objects.
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:iconschatten-drache:
Schatten-Drache Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
who gives a child coffee? :confused:
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:iconshadowbt:
ShadowBT Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cool you illustrated the meaning very well in this piece i could tell what it was about just by looking at it =).
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:iconmorebud:
Morebud Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Neat concept. Well executed to boot. I like the way you shade.
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oceangirl1 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconoceangirl1:
oceangirl1 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and I mean it!!!!!
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:icontiffanytong:
tiffanytong Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha true :)
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:iconcliffto:
Cliffto Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
i love the concept, nobody wants to grow up eventually xD
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PeytonJune Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Cool idea!
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:iconstapic:
Stapic Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cute and creative :D
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:icontiffanytong:
tiffanytong Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconjanaalus:
janaalus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice concept, great drawing, cute characters :)
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:icontiffanytong:
tiffanytong Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Werewolfe1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is too cute :D
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