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Dissection of a dream by YannickBouchard Dissection of a dream by YannickBouchard
This is my entry for the Wacom Dreams contest.

To me, dreams are what keep us alive. I believe that one who has no dream is like a dead person. Dreams are there to keep everyone of us going, to help us go through hard times. Life is not always beautiful, but we must see what is beautiful in it and cherish it, and we must always believe in something; having goals and hopes is what makes us stronger and better, otherwise, we're running in circles or having our head buried in the sand.

So this my idea of what dreams are, and this is what I wanted to represent -more of a general definition- instead of illustrating my own personnal dreams.

This is a self-portrait. To the left, the caterpillars are the dreams breeding in our mind. They are building their silk tent in the midst of dead leaves and branches, hoping to become of course pretty butterflies. To the right, the butterfly is one of those dreams that came into being.

Pretty simple, really.

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This is a digital painting, made with Photoshop
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautifully created.
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TheVisualStorm Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry for commenting on so many pieces..I think I'm just in love with your work. This is breathtaking. The composition is perfect, as is the lighting. I especially love the way you hold your hands. They look as delicate as the butterfly and beautifully positioned. I don't know if the band-aid was intentional for this piece or you actually had a cut, but I feel like it goes along with how delicate your hands are. 
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YannickBouchard Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   General Artist
I don't mind, your comments are very welcome and I'm really glad you like my art! The band-aid thing was just a weird little detail added there for the sake of having something there for people to wonder why the hell do I have a band-aid on my finger. Ha! Ha! Or maybe did it have some sort of obscure meaning, a symbol for sacrifices and "getting hurt" in the process of trying to accomplish one's goals.
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TheVisualStorm Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well it was very effective!
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SoulSiren Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
wow, i love this so much!
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YannickBouchard Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   General Artist
And I thank you so much :-)
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Raipun Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wauw, one of your best! :love:
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YannickBouchard Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   General Artist
Awh, thank you so much! For some reason it never got that much attention, but I really do like this one.
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tilokrulz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
awesome!
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YannickBouchard Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010   General Artist
Thanks!
:)
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