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Bonfire Dance by Absolute-Sero Bonfire Dance by Absolute-Sero
Listened to this on repeat a LOT while finishing: "Cleyra Dance" - [link]
(Consider it the theme of the picture ♥)
THANKS, deviantART... not. To listen to the tune, you have to copy the link and paste it WITHOUT that silly redirection link of dA's, otherwise it will appear as a 404. Sorry about that. D:<

I have wanted to draw a scene like this for years. Really, years. This song has reminded me of Jenny (on the left) for that long.
Maybe not a present-day scene (note that Jen's hair is longer and Mika's short, hehe), but I can't say much about what inspired this without spoiling the backstory for Jen and Mika. 8)

This type of dance for Jenn and/or Mika would be quite traditional, probably more popular out in rural or forested areas than cities. Often these would be done in celebration of the turning of seasons, but that isn't necessarily the only reason. For-fun can also be a motive, if the mood's right.
The clothes are semi-fancy, which aren't seen much on Jen or Mika since even semi-fancy clothes are a little impractical for two working sorcerors like them. (REAL formal wear in the mage's culture these two identify with is usually much more cumbersome.)

Technically this is a speedpaint, though it turned out pretty well for one. Go figure.

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~7-10 hours, PS CS2.

Jenny and Mika -- myself (genji-rose)
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diana-hnd Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that I think about it, the dance reminds me something of gypsy stuff... Hmmm.

It's a pretty and light-hearted pic for these two. :heart:
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Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, that might be a way to describe it in-part. Sorta. Gypsy-like. It's not really common in their culture nowadays, except where it's a tradition/done to celebrate the seasons' passing.

Agreed. Was way too fun drawing their hairstyles a bit different than usual. ♥ To this day, I still don't know WHY Jen chose to lop off her hair but she did have long hair way, way back when.. o_O
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diana-hnd Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To this day, I still don't know WHY Jen chose to lop off her hair but she did have long hair way, way back when.. o_O

Maybe it's 'cause Mika was having way too much with it. :meow:
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Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, she cut off her hair years before they first met..
But it is quite likely that'd be true if they'd met sooner, knowing Mika. :XD:
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