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The Lotus Dancer

By AngelaSasser
EDIT: Changed a lot of subtle things, repainted the face, tweaked with shadows, etc. Hope this gels a bit better now! To see the old version, check out the WIPnation thread:…

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"If you should visit Asteria, be sure not to pass up the Garden of Hasath in the Lanes of Honey and Roses where they grow the most entrancing 'blooms'. "

"There, Lotus Dancers whirl among the lotus smoke of the patrons, their bells and sighs making the sweetest of music. If you are inclined, good sir, you may enjoy a private blossom for your sole delight. To be sure, your trip will be memorable!"

Trying something new with digital by layering colors on top of a grayscale image. You can see all the steps of this image at the wipnation image thread.

My goal was to use concepts from my own fantasy set in a desert universe to create fake Magic the Gathering type cards for a portfolio, this particular image being the first of what I hope to be many! I'm not sure if this would make a good card or not, but I'm still very proud of all that I learned while creating it!

I feel I should thank Zephyri while I'm here. She guided me at every step with encouragement and advice. Thanks, Sam!

Want to learn more about Asteria and my desert fantasy setting? Read on here:
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lexxii's avatar
Excellent ! :heart: xoLexxiiCutieShots: :camera:
MaryMoka's avatar
LadyAzurFromAlkemya's avatar
Wonderful @__@ I really like the golden tattoo on her skin, and the way the smoke float around her :heart:
blanket86's avatar
This is so amazing! Beautiful style!
BiBiARTs's avatar
wonderful work :love:
Enoa79's avatar
Beautiful work. Very well done.
Rita-Ria's avatar
This is so beautifully done!
KittySib's avatar
Super Epic Awesome!!! XD
MrsNox's avatar
:wow: So beautiful!!! =D
Mangatellers's avatar
Wonderful art work. She looks gorgeous. I like her pose and her expression. Excellent coloring. Well done! :D
peccatori's avatar
This is an absolutely gorgeous artwork. :star: Amazing job! :clap:
RoseCarballeira's avatar
The perspective is amazing. It has the feeling of a 'trip,' so much movement!
Zephyri's avatar
Ah, the endless tweaking of digital :D I held off commenting until I'd passed on that last bit of feedback, but I think flicking between the two versions on WIPnation, this is definitely the better version. The tonal difference between bg and character is greater, and you've upped the contrast overall. And nice to see you went with the hair suggestion too :D A great leap forward I think for you (background *gasp!*) and after our conversation regarding opacity the other day I can't wait to see what you do with your next digital piece.
AngelaSasser's avatar
Thanks, Sam, for the super advice throughout this process and all the encouragement! I doubt I could have made the leaps I have without your guidance. I'm not sure how I have survived this long without Opacity Jitter either.XD I'm looking forward to seeing what I can conquer next with digital! I have to say, I'm enjoying it far more than I originally thought I would! Now I have an excuse to get that Photoshop upgrade I'd been putting off. >_>
Uneide's avatar
Looks gorgeous!!
AngelaSasser's avatar
Thanks hon! I'm glad you enjoyed it.:)
jademacalla's avatar
Love this! Really, really dig the contrast between the sharpness of the figure and the slightly out-of-focus background. Great work.
AngelaSasser's avatar
And here I just changed the image again for even MOAR contrast. Glad you enjoyed this one, as there are many more to come from this desert fantasy setting. It's been a lot of good fodder to play with.:D
Mondevu's avatar
Love the angle and character design. ^_^ Well done, as always! :clap:
AngelaSasser's avatar
Thanks, Tiff! I'm getting a kick out of digital these days. It's definitely a lot easier to clean up after.XD
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