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December 15, 2012
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Hopes and Dreams: Illusion by serafleur Hopes and Dreams: Illusion by serafleur
I've been inactive for almost a month. I didn't expect that I'll be this very busy! And a lot of things happened... There are confusion, complicated situations, stressful days, and other unwanted happenings. It made me feel like to draw my feelings out. Drawing is really an effective way to make me forget a little bit of the pain.. The outcome isn't much similar to my original sketch 'cause I have no time to finish coloring all the details. I learned alot of coloring techniques while coloring this piece.

I deeply apologize to those who are still in my commissions list, while on my Christmas break I'll be able to finish them atleast most of you! Thank you very much for being so patient!

Anyway, this artwork represents my feelings. There are many symbols here..

Wings. I want to have my freedom. I feel like I'm being chained..
Clock. Time, I wanted to go back in time where everything is still at peace, where me and my family's always happy. We feel no major pains at all..
Blue crystals. My past memories, I should let them go and accept that they will always be just memories. I can't go back to those times..
Pastel colors. I colored this with bright pastel colors and it's similar to wanting to be happy again, without being so hopeless.
Background. The background is like she's just having a dream.. I dream that all of this will happen but will they just stay as an illusion?

Below her gown is just similar to an 'illusion'..

I thank my friends here in dA who're still thinking of me while I'm gone. You know who you are hunnies! :heart:

Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS6, Wacom Graphire 4
Hours: 25+ hours ( It took me almost 3 weeks -- I only have the time to draw at least 1-2 days a week and 3-4 hours a day.. That's how busy I am ;___; )
References: (Pocket Watch) [link]
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Hopes and Dreams: Illusion by *entwinedfate ( Suggested by naochiko and Featured by sTiViA )
EnaraDraws Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is Beautiful!!
ichigoberrychan Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is waay too amazing!! You totally deserved the DD!! :iconkawaiipinkukokoroplz:
ERIcentric Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the emotions exerted in this painting was very similar to mine..
all the feels... ALL THE FEELS. :iconcryforeverplz:
OH MY LORD! so prettily drawn! i love the hair and the gown, omg those ruffles  *_*
Gothic-Romantic99 Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really pretty picture. So many lovely colors! :)
serafleur Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! <3
Gothic-Romantic99 Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
angiedrag Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! Very lovely!
serafleur Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! <3
angiedrag Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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