本是同根生

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    someone asked me while i was working on this, if there was any meaning/ story associated with this piece.

    originally, i had a demonslayer in mind.
    so that explains the horns on the character at the bottom of the cup.

    then later on, i thought of a poem known as "Quatrain of Seven Steps" (七步诗) that i had to recite back when i was a student in singapore. 本(běn)是(shì)同(tóng)根(gēn)生(shēng), was a line in that poem, and it means "originating from the same root".

    i thought it would be awesome to depict brothers who chose different paths in life, the righteous versus the corrupt, and their bloody battle in the end. BUT now i have to deal with making up a story for these freaking horns i just drew because they cant be brothers if one of them has horns."

    i guess the story is, sometimes i dont have a story for all my works. i just like to draw.

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    1. kirkhamnick 57 months ago | reply

      these are incredible!!

    2. artland 57 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called artland, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. Jc@Jase 57 months ago | reply

      hi boey, 你真是个天才.

    4. Jennifer.Galea 55 months ago | reply

      This is insane.
      incredible.
      My god, i'm speachlesss.

    5. Casey Conchinha 52 months ago | reply

      Just wow. This is amazing.

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