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Back to the Genuine Me by moyan Back to the Genuine Me by moyan
Kisshou watercolor on rice paper.
for pilar, ~impersonalinfo, as a prize for winning the first place in a #the-haiku-club's contest.

caption on the right in japanese:
真の我にカエル
shin no ga ni kaeru
Back to the Genuine Me

on the left in chinese:
癸巳三月初一
year of Guisi, first day of third month,
moyan.

in japanese, frog is called "kaeru", and it is exactly the same pronunciation with 'return' or 'go back'.
the message in this artwork is to encourage all to emerge from the background (just as the frog stands out from the surrounding green) and be yourself.

reference photo by *AngiWallace



by #dALinkSystem, Tree Frog by *pixelworlds:



and Tree World : Canopy level by *Sa-Dui

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:iconalfakyne:
Alfakyne Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
this is beautiful, peaceful. well done.
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VictoriadeArdum Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
RGB beaty!!!! you are incredible.... and you you give me a Llama thanks for that. YouŽll be my reference in watercolour!
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scornedlove Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
lovely! the color is beautiful
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:icontheonetruesircharles:
TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! I love the frog, one of my favorite species. :)
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:iconmachi1765:
Machi1765 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
It's perfect! *_*
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:iconnini-po:
NiNi-Po Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
wow - this is an amazing piece - you are a talented artist
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:iconstickman16:
Stickman16 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dat Frawg. He just hoppin' along thinkin' "I'mma catch me some flahs." Oh yeah.
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Lost-of-Existence Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
God, your watercolor skills are amazing. How do you work so well with them?
Anyway, 'tis awesome. :)
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:iconjaykebird:
JaykeBird Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice piece. :) I can really see the meaning in it too.
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SakuraNakamura Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really nice. I like the bright green, and it's peaceful.
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kangajii007 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student
This is very serene. The atmosphere really is set nicely, I can actually hear frogs croaking in a pond by looking at this. xD
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:iconpray-then-go:
pray-then-go Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Very pleasant to the eyes. I got chills when I saw this. Haha.
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:iconveinne:
veinne Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Photographer
Beautiful.
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:iconblackdtaimr:
BlackDTaimr Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Wonderful! It's so pretty.
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Zombunnyco Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
心が落ち着くほど美しい絵ですね
Moyanさんの絵はいつ見ても穏やかで素晴らしい作品ばかりで
いつもその才能に感激しています。

Very peaceful and soothing painting
Your art always have this relaxing and breath taking side to it, and I'm always amazed at yor talent.

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:iconparappatherapper22:
Parappatherapper22 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very pretty! Plus I love frogs, dats why I have one on my hat!
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:iconnomad55:
Nomad55 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done
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:iconkaykayiscrazy:
Kaykayiscrazy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so pretty and natural looking :) Beautiful work as always <3
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:iconnamisao:
Namisao Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful ^__^
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:iconjrigh:
JRigh Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Quite lovely! :love:
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dragon70 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hermosa pintura.
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:iconenderparadox:
Enderparadox Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
so lovely, I love the colors so much
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Palantirqueen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Writer
Really cute! Lovely clolours :)
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SynysterApple Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Writer
This is not peaceful. Do you not see the murderous intent in this frogs eyes?

I met this frog once upon a time. We were in Tijuana on a drug smuggling run. He was going by Roy back then, even though I've sense learned his real name is Ribert. We were in the mountains, waiting for our cocaine contact to meet with us. We had about 100 kilos going in and we needed to get them into America ASAP.

Ribert was never the patient type, though. He came up with a plan to kill the connects and take all the drugs for free. I was trying to explain to him that this is the best place in a reasonable range to get this much powder in good quantity. He kept saying they were going to screw us over in the long run. That he had overheard them talking of just killing us and running with the money and the stuff. Being the insensible person I was back then I believed him.

So, the plan wasn't very hard. Too easy, actually. Since we were already in a pretty much desolate area we would just shoot them when they got here and take the stuff. And that's exactly how it went down. The thing we weren't expecting was that we would end up killing one of the local drug lords sons. Of course we didn't know that until three days later when some high end enforcers kicked our door in and dragged us in to see the boss.

Teodoro Simental is a very vicious man. He tortured us for 5 days straight. Little food, even less water. He let us know that we were feeling the pain he was feeling over the loss of his son. Some how, with the love of god and the luck of an angel, we were saved by the FBI during a large scale bust. Teodoro was captured and Ribert escaped. I've sense heard he has made a name for himself as a killer and smuggler.

If you see this frog don't trust him.
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Jenniej92 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats cute!
love the fresh bright colors
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:iconmomotarochan:
MomotaroChan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
That's pretty!
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:iconbakshia-nsm:
bakshia-nsm Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student
Beautiful :)
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:iconbestacrow:
BestaCrow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
relly cool o.O
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RoseTheCow13 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Your Japanese art is really good!
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:iconplazadelpirul:
plazadelpirul Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work looks really good
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RoamingFirefly Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
nice work!
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TRIPLE34 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
wow so peaceful.
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WhiteDarkDragon2 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
so beautiful
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:iconcybelemoon:
cybelemoon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE it!!!! :D :heart: :love:
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:iconmickykitty88:
Mickykitty88 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconv-oblivion:
V-Oblivion Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this piece, especially the Japanese pun, well done!
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:iconlea-li:
Lea-Li Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Nice message and beautiful painting :)
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SRR345 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
This is great :D I love the title
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