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Dedicated to Cassandra, who lost her mentor. Dedicated to all who loved this man, and what he did for the tech community and various industries.

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Okay, where to begin?

First about the image- "C'est fini" - comes from my friend Cassandra's knuckle tatts [see here- [link] ] Which, she got all off her Apple tatts she had "C'est Fini" filled in.

Which she quoted on the night of Steve's departure:

“My Apple and French knuckle tattoos together seem to mean something different tonight. It is finished, but it's really just beginning.”

To me, this sums up Steve perfectly. A man who took each day as if it were his last. Leaving a legacy to the future pioneers of technology to make their own way...

From Steve's Stanford Commencement speech in 2005:

"…When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

…Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

:heart: Thanks to Cassandra for her posts on Steve. :heart:

& thanks to Steve for everything he did to contribute to this society and for inspiring millions.

i'll leave it at this.



Please leave your hate out of my comments please. This is not a debate on Mac vs. PC, a place to put your hatred, stupid remarks or other ideas like this. Have some respect please.

Thank you.
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i-am-who-iam Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I've never forund CEOs that important, but now that I understand how much people respect & cherish their Iphones is that they belived this can accomplish anything else. Gr8 interpretation here too!
shadowking12-5 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Who is CS?
SpookyChan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
My friend Cassandra.
Alleg1000 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
.. i love macs but right now im on my pc cause i wanna. i luv steve jobbs to bad he had freaking cancer.
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Well done.
spacu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely beautiful
jonnymorris Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
I really like the style in this, the vibrant colours and the dynamism.
HelloIamGracie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done. It is so sad to think that he's died, even though he did live long with his disease, thinking all of his hidden technologically advanced dreams will have died with him in his subconscious. Hopefully the people of the Apple company can continue doing his wonderful work. And I agree with the first comment by AkitoKei, it is nice to see a portrait that's more stylized. Which is why I believe why the first comment about your piece that came to my mind was "beautiful".
Sfinga Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
I think this is the best tribute I've seen so far..
Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent tribute.
lirpa-chan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Very innovative--- like the man it's paying homage to.
mayguhn Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
This is the coolest Steve Jobs tribute I've seen so far:)
Nisassa Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
He was an amazing person and what he did for technology is legendary, he made his mark on this world and surely one that wont be forgotten.
Amazing drawing 8) I like the energy and colour composition you used with the sketchier lines
meganann23 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
R.I.P. Steve Jobs. I love PC and Mac, but they are amazing.

This is wicked, it's so sad.
MadLucied Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Spook, youre amazing. You know, it isn't just what he did, but his beliefs as well and the fact that he didn't do his job, just because it was a job, he did it because he LOVED what he did. That is why he is an inspiration to me. May he and his legacy live on for ages. May his many works of technological art live on.
Immortalpen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work he passed away but will be remebered for the ipod an iphone etc....
twi3light Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
its really good!
Bethebelle13 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my favorite...... because it's wonderfully bittersweet.
DCAW Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Moving :heart:
Delere Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
RIP Sir Steve Jobs :cry:

if you want, join my Steve Jobs Memories Group :iconsteve-jobs-memories:...i'll be very glad if you do so :blackrose: :rose:
Piddies0709 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
I love the apple.
Orangeyyy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
its a real shame he died, RIP.

i saw the thumbnail on this and it looked like a traditional media haha i really like the style you put in his face :D and the quote fits perfectly, well done :D
Georgia-O-Queef Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That quote means so much to me as I lost someone very dear to me right after he died. :heart:
AkitoKei Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Finally, a Steve portrait thats not a realistic one. This is a cool and unique interpretation of this great man ^-^
Georgia-O-Queef Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SpookyChan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you! :heart:
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