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The Dancer ( Mana Takahashi)
Acrylic Paint on Canvas
September 2, 2014

It's been one of my dreams to paint a ballet dancer like Picasso, and now I can check this one off my bucket list. It took me 9 days of painting and will take me 6 more to let it dry and add some finishing touches.

Mana Takahashi, a soulful Japanese ballet dancer, my first Japanese friend. It's been my pleasure to watch her in every rehearsals dancing her heart out, and her actual performance even I'm in the backstage. It was a heartfelt, soulful performance that truly deserves a standing ovation. One of her performance together with the Yuko Takahashi Dance Company Ryo, Mizuki, Yuzuki, Aika, is a reflection of the tragic deaths of students in tsunami in Japan, a wonderful masterpiece of her mother Yuko Takahashi. They even performed their own interpretation of our very own 'Bayan Ko', with the help of a Filipina EnglishTeacher Gina Horie, my sexy aunt. It was an amazing experience and journey for me and my sister Jones meeting them, eating with them, chatting and laughing with them, then witness their intense soulful passionate performance. When Mana asked me to paint her I'm very much excited to buy a canvas and start painting. I painted every memories of my Dumagete experience with them in every strokes and beneath every colors of this painting. The love and happiness that I received, the passion and talents that I witnessed, and the wonderful soul of this amazing Japanese ballet dancer, Mana.

-JAF

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Xmadbeauty Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*--* :heart:
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hug 
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JMMUSS0326 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Artist
Is this a picture of a drawing I can't tell wow :)
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Bless you!
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Chicoandpaco1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow...😮😊
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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GimmsAlternative Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Seriously, phenomenal! ^_^
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!!!
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dogedogerevolution Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so well done i thought this was a picture at first
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much God Bless you!!!!
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dogedogerevolution Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome! Mabelpines 
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Z3LO Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
elegant
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
beautiful
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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PedroAcedina Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student General Artist
amazing!!
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!!!
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sydneymarks Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Photographer
Gorgeous! I thought it was a photo!
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw!!!!thanks a million!
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CarlosAE Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very neat! I got to love the details, shadows, coloring and lighting you included in your artwork. :clap:
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a million!
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CarlosAE Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course!
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SKM-art Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well done, looks amazing! :)
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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AlbertoSanchezLeache Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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