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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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The Reader by hakuyukiko is an engaging painting, full of delightful colors and whimsical details! ( Suggested by pseudozufall and Featured by Agaave )
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cynthiartist Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  New member
STUNNING
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theamazingwrabbit Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh this is simply stunning!!

Even though there are a lot of bright colors used, it doesnt look at all overpowering ^ ^
Glowing things really capture my attention. I could stare at this painting for ages because of all the details you put into it. <3
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
lovely
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Jennifer-Star Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful
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SAOMadokaHH Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It reminds me of this scenen in Whisper of the heart where Shizuku is making up a story for the baron's creation and she's talkiout the town he was created in.
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kirika85 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what an amazing art.
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ArtCromm Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Love the bright colors and detail
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AliQJ Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Reading really does take us to enchanting worlds :)
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keywindsnap Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
Really cool! 
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yonoid29 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  New member
Watch my prof ^,^
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Zaori Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lately I've been doing just sketches, so seeing such a piece is really incredible. I am really amazed by all the details and enjoy the combination of colours. It is an impressive artwork, thank you for sharing! :) 
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ShawnQuintero Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  New member
Seriously, love it!😊 would love to feature your work in our "Female Empowerment Project" 😊 check out domorebemore.org/empowerher for all the details and to submit something that would best represent you while also celebrating woman! 😊

Keep making art that makes a difference!
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ugo-cb Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Hi!! :) i really like your artwork :) maybe you would like to join us and share your works on my totally free, on www.arteius.com, it would be great if you would join us :) we hope like it the idea,Greetings :P
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NUMB69 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Omg this is beautiful!
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Maria-Korneliou Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colours are beautifully vibrant and the symbolism depicted is fantastic! A painting well-deserving of a DD :) (Smile)
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captivityisevil Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
good
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princessanastasia434 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
nice
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Hrod-Waerd Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful work!
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful. I just love the vivid colours :)
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
A totally delightful piece, and I can relate to it. I am the kind of reader your friend is; I hope she has seen this piece and loves it! Congrats on the DD!
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Kelking17 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Thats amazing! I love looking at this painting,theres so much that just grabs you and pulls you in..great work!👏👍
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fableweaver55 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I like the idea of this painting Heart It is exactly like in my dreams (it feels just as surreal) and I'm a reader as well as a writer :)
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123artpunk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Great use of color   wow
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Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Very, very cool. However, isn't that a 狼 behind the 貓 sign? :D
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Orwelth Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love everything about this, the colours, the characters, the detail
Awesome work :D
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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UnbearableME Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Clap 
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Weidenlied Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
First, congrats on the DD! It's certainly well-deserved. And, secondly, I can totally understand your friend. There is nothing better than a book full of stories, of new worlds, of ideas, and I think you depicted this wonderfully here. At first glance, the scene looks almost mundane (expecpt for the glowing jellyfish. Hard to ignore those^^), and you have to take a second look to unravel all of its mysteries.
I like to think of the jellyfish as new ideas lighting the way, of fantasies (is that lightbulbs in there?).
Just, a wonderful picture!
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Moca13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist
Trop beau! ^^
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a-choir-of-sloths Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nice art! Seriously.
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Just-To-Look1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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DelusionalLove Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on getting DD~
The colors on this piece is amazing, has a very pastel feel too it. I feel like the blue shade really contributed to the "surreal" theme of the painting.
And the jelly fishes are so cuteLlama Emoji-04 (Pretty) [V1]  great work <3
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
:onfire: ... outstanding work!
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MingariaSky Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow, beautiful! Really great work >.< 
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Chartzan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
gorgeous! love the fantasy feeling~ and the bright colors♥
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hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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LordMars Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so colourful!
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hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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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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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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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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anime2348 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Artist
Awsome
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hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you ^ ^
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anime2348 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014   Artist
Ur welcome ^_^
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anime2348 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Artist
That is awsone
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hakuyukiko Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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anime2348 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014   Artist
Ur welcome ^_^
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