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Traditional Chinese: 枯乾的畫筆
Pinyin: Kūgān de Huàbǐ
Official English: Dry Brushes
Uploaded October 8, 2014, with 246,100+ bilibili views and 2,600+ YouTube views
"Dry Brushes" is an original song featuring the UTAU, Kaibara Daiki (ROOT voicebank), and was uploaded on April 3, 2014. It was eventually given a VOCALOID self-cover featuring by YANHE. The YANHE version became much more popular than the Daiki version, as at the time of the VOCALOID version's release, the original still had less than 10,000 views.
The song is a tragedy about a talented artist who became rich by selling his art pieces. He had fame, fortune, and just about everything anyone could ever want. After acquiring his fame, he started to draw whatever other people requested instead of the subjects he liked or wanted. This died out quickly and he decided to draw whatever he pleased, refusing to sell his artwork from then on. This caused him to become poor very quickly, but he still refused to sell any of his works even when people wanted to buy from him. He eventually became bankrupt and ran out of ideas, which lead him to end his own life. After he died, a merchant broke into his studio and robbed him of his artwork.
The YANHE version of the song exceeded 100,000 views on bilibili.