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June 21, 2013
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Canon
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Canon EOS Kiss X4
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Sep 24, 2012, 12:18:36 PM
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The Reader by hakuyukiko The Reader by hakuyukiko
The third painting I did for my "Dreams" series, and probably the most complicated piece I've done in a long time. It depicts my close friend and her love for reading. She finds solace, inspiration and hope in the world of literature, and I wanted to portray her exploring the endless boundaries of a realm where the imaginary elements existing only in fiction come alive. Although most of the visual elements in this painting are surreal, there is also a balance because the surreal elements are juxtaposed with scenes that are reminiscent of our daily lives, such as the hustle and bustle in the market place and the skyscrapers visible in the background.This is to show that although my friend dares to dream, she does not lose herself entirely in idealistic dreams and is able to confront the harsher reality as well. The light bulbs within the floating jellyfish serve as her guide to this foreign and bizarre world as she looks on with awe, never ceasing to be amazed at the limitless capabilities of our imagination.

Done with acrylics and gouache on canvas
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:iconchartzan:
Chartzan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
gorgeous! love the fantasy feeling~ and the bright colors♥
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconlordmars:
LordMars Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so colourful!
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconlordmars:
LordMars Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem^_^
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SpinkellaSapphire Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Wow, this is a very pretty and conceptual-wise, inspired painting! The motley of mixed colours you used is so complicated, and adds vividness to the piece! Awesome job, I wish I could paint as well as you! <3
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm truly sorry for the late reply. Thank you so much! Your comment means a lot to me :)
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SpinkellaSapphire Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
It's totally fine, I understand! <3
You're most welcome~ I'm glad!
You live in PH, yes? May we someday cross paths! :aww:
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hey there, thank you for your reply! I am studying in Japan now :)
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SpinkellaSapphire Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Oh, I see. Well, have fun! I hope you can come back sometime~ :blowkiss:
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:iconanime2348:
anime2348 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Artist
Awsome
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you ^ ^
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:iconanime2348:
anime2348 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014   Artist
Ur welcome ^_^
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:iconanime2348:
anime2348 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Artist
That is awsone
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconanime2348:
anime2348 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014   Artist
Ur welcome ^_^
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:iconanne-summer:
anne-summer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool. The colours and the composition are amazing.
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconleslieannart:
LeslieannArt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
it looks so magical!
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconleslieannart:
LeslieannArt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
it's no problem :3
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:iconyellowhuman:
yellowhuman Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice Colors!

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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconjune-lol:
June-LOL Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
:icongaspplz: So..... Epic....
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Haha thank you! ^ ^
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:iconjune-lol:
June-LOL Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
:D No prob!
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:iconparalleldeviant:
ParallelDeviant Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Excellent Artwork!
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconparalleldeviant:
ParallelDeviant Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
You're very welcome :)
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:iconmouga-chan:
Mouga-chan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Wooow I love it !! Very nice ._.
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, glad you like it! :)
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:iconnnaka:
nNAKA Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
JELLYFISHHHHHH
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
LOL。。。。。
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:iconpeasporridgehot:
peasporridgehot Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
The intense light which emanates so boldly for your friend is a good metaphor for her heightened reality. Love this work!
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you were able to analyze the elements of the painting too :hug:
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:iconthanhmajtran:
thanhmajtran Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very sweet painting I love it *-*
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it :hug:
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:iconwaverly888:
waverly888 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice and I also like the soft colors!
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconwaverly888:
waverly888 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You are welcome!
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:iconshadowcast-sc:
Shadowcast-SC Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing, I love how you used the colors in this!
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:iconhakuyukiko:
hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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