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This work has a really strong emotional content and the colors really help to convey that message. I find myself wanting to see the drawing a little more refined. From everything else in your gallery, I know you can draw really well, so I know the less refined forms were a choice. For me(and maybe it's just me), however I enjoy those works more because of the strong drawing. I know that it is a hard line to tread, when you are straddling that line between representation and stylization, I'm dealing with it on a piece I'm doing right now, so maybe my response is colored by my own struggle. That is my honest response, feel free to ignore it!
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In “Hidden by Night,” the artist presents their viewer with a stunning image of a girl partially covered by water color: rich blues, blacks, and greens reminiscent of shadows. And, like shadows will do, the murky shapes play with our minds and imagination. Is that the shape of a bird flying on the left-hand side? What is the shape on the right? Is it a hand or a body? We don't really know. They break from the vivid 3-D image of the girl, and even surround her awkwardly though not grotesquely. They are odd shapes and textures placed on the image to cover, reminding me of making Halloween masks as a kid.

However, the features of the girl do not fully dissolve into the shadows, but the portrait is actually quite well lit. You can tell that the light source is coming from the right-hand side, slightly above the portrait. This casts half her face in vivid white, and half her face in shadows. She stares dead ahead, with enlarged eyes. There is nothing timid in the look (she seems aware of you, or maybe the artist rendering her picture, and maybe even her deconstruction into shapes and lines), and you wonder what exactly is hidden within the piece or what she is hiding.

In my mind, it again calls up imagery of masks (the awkward constructions of the shapes that she seems to almost wear). I think of stories of masquerades and know that those events have subtle fantastical elements. Here, the night does not invoke a frightening motif, as other artists typically use it as, but rather divulges into fantasy and mystery.

It is playful with the viewer. Strangely, under the straight, on looking gaze, the question itself of what is hidden by night is what is important. It’s a yearning to discover more about the subject. What does it mean to be “Hidden by Night?”

Perhaps it means captivation. The captivation of mystery, obscuring yourself in shadow, not to hide, but to become something else.

Literally, in this case, an abstraction of yourself. But why? There is a slight conflict between "night" being an external force, and whether the girl is self-consciously becoming abstraction. In my interpretation, it's a self-conscious act. It could easily be both, I guess.

Great piece of work! Love the moodiness of the colors and the mixture of fantasy and realism within. Absolutely beautiful!
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m-gosia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Clap :) (Smile) 
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you ) 
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MauricioDuarte Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
I love the artwork Hidden by Night.  It express the personality of the woman entirely. 
Congratulations.
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much Huggle! :happybounce: 
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Dying-Hopes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
Wow, you are incredibly talented! I love the emotion that radiates from this painting. You are amazing with waterpaint! :heart: 
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the kind words, It really means a lot to me! Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 
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Violin23 Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing job!
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Taeppesh81 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
+fav Heart 
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!^^ 
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Taeppesh81 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
;) (Wink) 
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broberus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
niiiice^^
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PJM74 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
Awesome ... 
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AnAn5538 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very artistic artworks you have here :)
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!^^ 
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AnAn5538 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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Zardamita Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist
Very interesting! :D
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you Love 
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Demodraw Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
Beautiful portraits.
Contrasts, very successful watery colors.
I like it
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you soo much ^^ 
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IgaAnna Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning work. :)
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you Love 
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Mukaawa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student General Artist
wow beautiful work.
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :happybounce: 
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rochele10 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
this  s  awesome  work  how do you do this
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's hard to explain :{ Thank you! 
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Kensee Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Student Photographer
Another lovely work :)
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!** 
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shangelina Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
amazing!
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much ^^
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When-Worlds-Collide2 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the villa of Ormen...
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lakeside21 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
striking.......you are a master of watercolors......just blows me away
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much!! O_O 
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!!
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PauloMazzoco Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
awesome!!!!
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much ^^Meow :3 
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PauloMazzoco Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
you're welcome :3
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PauloMazzoco Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
you're welcome :3
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rippernik Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Love the geometric elements of this piece~!
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much ^^
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DanBuckles Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
This is exactly how I feel right now.
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so muchHuggle! 
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MaroShingo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your style :D
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :happybounce: Love 
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spiritofinteligence Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like her eye 

pretty 
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks:) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) 
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Seawink Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
perfect title, and me like the feeling this gives, of being in a trance, with stars around her head and her one eye off in the cosmos
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the great comment! 
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0stb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Very abstract, I like it! ^-^
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much ^^:) (Smile) 
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