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Last minute entry but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to participate in this contest! I really was blown away by the movie and I'm really looking forward to owning it to appreciate its visuals over and over again :)

Was hard to title this piece. "Forgiveness" was my main pitch running through my head as I painted, but I realized through my own experience that the acceptance of forgiveness is a slow lingering process. Ultimately it's the most healing on both sides in the long run and I hope I portrayed that here.

Kubo has forgiven and accepted the Moon King as his grandfather as the only remaining family he has. After a grueling experience and many losses he totally had the power to do away with him but chose to forgive and accept. I wanted to show how incredibly healing the power of acceptance is by having his monstrous form 'melting' off his grandfather. His grandfather is leaving the cold, unfeeling loneliness of the dark and stepped into the warmth of light and love with his grandson. There was a lot of darkness to walk though but eventually they made it to then light. The lanterns are there to give respect to Kubo's parents, something I imagine he'll do with his grandfather every year together from now on.

It's a sappy story in my head but in reality I've lost many friends by simply not forgiving. It's an obstacle to overcome that I think many people today don't realize takes time and effort and would rather tune out people instead of trying to understand each other.

I never forgive and forget. But I try my hardest to forgive and accept. I think that's allowed me to keep the few but strong bonds I still have today. And I think that's pretty powerful.
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Given 2016-11-29
Acceptance by Pechan ( Featured by lovelessdevotions )
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iLDS Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  New Deviant Professional General Artist
Amazing and the combination of colors was wonderful Heart 
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
:iconcongratsddplz: Many congratulations, my dear, you so deserve it! Clap It's a really beautiful and heart-warming artwork! Heart

Keep up your talented job! Hug
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daFox11 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply amaizng!!!
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Candy-Meow Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous piece <33
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bbyekai Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist
This is really beautiful, especially love the choice of colours :)))
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Hidekuni Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
uhh amazing *^*
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peccatori Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done! Love  This is amazing! Heart
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ServalPhynx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Really shocked this didn't get 1st. It's incredibly beautiful.
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LinkinT Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Should have won, IMHO :(
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dt2016tain Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful
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spiritofslumber Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016
I still feel it was sort of unfair. So much death, the moon kings underlings didn't get a chance at forgiveness, and his victims died, yet he gets that. But I do see the power in it.
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Pechan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I agree, at first when I saw the movie I thought the ending was too convenient. But getting revenge on someone who can't remember what they did wouldn't feel satisfying either. :( I guess taking the chance to break a vicious cycle was the message meant to be portrayed, and Kubo had grown enough as a character by then to try something different than fighting.
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whimzymix Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
this made me tear up for some reason... such beautiful work
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raexenos Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Student General Artist
I love the colours in this!
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StardustTrooper Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful artwork! It's mesmerizing to look at!
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Cassie-Draws Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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TarrotCake Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i love?/?? your rendition of kubo????

what even
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TarrotCake Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
fricker dicker lemon snicker

what the actual heck

i'm shook
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ixiondbz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
awesome
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nnamleo Featured By Owner Edited Nov 29, 2016
Very nice work !!! Clap And very nice writing about forgiving !!!!!!!!
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dinmoney Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD Pechan! =D 
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  Enjoy the limelight. :)
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
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SirJellyRaptor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It was really such a good movie, and I think you did a good job prtraying the idea you wanted the piece to convey. Infound this moment in the film to be very touching and you have captured that sentiment well.
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mea00 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Congrats on the DD
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superkwakwa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautifull  , precise  and great blending colors
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Image--Nation Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work! The colors are stunning. congrats on the dd !
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Lunessia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing details
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Drawnicula Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Student General Artist
I loved the movie, wonderful work!
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M00nDiamond Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colors really made this! Excellent work!
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ChaosPhantom444 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Magnificent work!
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Stars-King Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
this is so beautiful!!
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Muraki3777 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
awesome work!
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TheDoodlingDino Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful colors!
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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zaco21 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 29, 2016
The old man is quite shady!
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thepacksurvives Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Everything about this is beautiful!
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Honey-Doodle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my this is so amazing , Congrats on the Dd , I am watching Kubo and The two strings Right now
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LeviaDraconia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
:deviantart: Congrats on the DD! :heart: :clap: :deviantart:
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JeffGo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bel hommage!
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CODFANZ Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
You won 2nd place, not bad
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micahpaul Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Student Filmographer
What program do you use for drawing
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Pechan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I use Photoshop CC! Photoshop CS6 works just fine, I just had to upgrade to CC after mine kept glitching ><
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vampirebites18 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that looks amazing :) I didn't think at first when I first saw the movie out that I would actually like it but of course if its made by the people who did Coraline its going to be good as. Loved the film. 

What media did you use to create this good piece? :) 
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Pechan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's a tough call but personally Paranorman is still my favorite Laika movie. But tbh Coraline, Paranorman, and Kubo are incredible films in their own regard. I can't wait for the next Laika film!!

This is a digital piece. I used a Wacom Tablet and Photoshop CC :) 
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vampirebites18 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome it looked like it was done photoshop. what brushes were used? and havent seen paranorman but i got to and saw Kubo and it was so good. 
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Pechan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Mostly used stock brushes that Photoshop comes with and a lot of lasso tool, haha.  Also used a couple handy brushes from a colleague of mine, especially this one! Hard Softy PS Brush by dinmoney  

I made the leaf brush, though :)
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Chronophontes Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely!  Forgive but don't forget.  Forgetting means you didn't learn.

Another thing I've discovered is that forgiveness does not depend on the other person "doing wrong", let alone being sorry for it.  Their action may have been thoroughly justified, but they hurt you.  So you need to forgive them - and they need to accept your forgiveness, no matter how "right" they were.  Forgiving means putting the hurt in the past and moving on.
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Pechan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
i'm happy you think so! Forgiveness is a tough thing to accept, on both sides. But I do believe its the one way to break a vicious cycle of negativity whether that be hate, spite, regret, etc. :)
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