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June 21, 2013
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Canon
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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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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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