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Hero by Oinari-Hime Hero by Oinari-Hime
A personal project and reminder to stay strong and keep loving despite struggles.

Strength can be found in many forms. Not just in brandishing a sword and fighting blood soaked battles. But in having the courage to love and love then without boundaries. Despite knowing the other person's past and scars and battles. Despite the walls they've built and armour they've put on. If we can but bare ourselves and love without limits, we could achieve true love. True comradeship, endearment and fulfillment.  

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." ― Mahatma Gandhi

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.” ― Sarah Dessen

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up.” ― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu
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issique Apr 11, 2014  Student General Artist
This is beautiful; your knowledge and portrayal of the human form is splendid!
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Oinari-Hime Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very much!
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914four Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A very powerful image. 
Here is another (in my mind, appropriate) quote for your collection: "Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you." - William Arthur Ward
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Oinari-Hime Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
Oh wow you're right, that's a good one too, thanks!
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nightmancometh Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is beautifully done. Outstanding work
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Oinari-Hime Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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nightmancometh Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a pleasure!
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This work really inspires. Stirs emotions. You really did a great job of capturing a moment here. 
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Oinari-Hime Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! If my work makes a person feel something then I've achieved what I set out to do!
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It's a great work.....I can tell you one of the emotions that I see in it is love without reciprocation. Something like that definitely tugs at the heart strings. Thanks for responding...I hope you are doing well.
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