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The Lotus Dancer by AngelaSasser 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: www.wipnation.com/posts?PostKe…

Sketch Diary - www.angelasasser.com/sketch-di…

"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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MaryMoka Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
Freaky. :3
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LadyAzurFromAlkemya Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful @__@ I really like the golden tattoo on her skin, and the way the smoke float around her :heart:
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Beautiful style!
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work :love:
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautifully done!
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KittySib Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Super Epic Awesome!!! XD
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LittleNespa Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
very nice
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MrsNox Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: So beautiful!!! =D
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it
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Mangatellers Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful art work. She looks gorgeous. I like her pose and her expression. Excellent coloring. Well done! :D
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peccatori Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an absolutely gorgeous artwork. :star: Amazing job! :clap:
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RoseCarballeira Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
The perspective is amazing. It has the feeling of a 'trip,' so much movement!
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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.
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
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. >_>
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Uneide Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Looks gorgeous!!
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks hon! I'm glad you enjoyed it.:)
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jademacalla Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Love this! Really, really dig the contrast between the sharpness of the figure and the slightly out-of-focus background. Great work.
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
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
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Mondevu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the angle and character design. ^_^ Well done, as always! :clap:
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
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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BlueRavenfire Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
really nice pic :)
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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BlueRavenfire Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ur welcome :)
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Wow! Great job, Angela! I love the motion of this image. I have been crazy preparing for Dragon*Con!!! I hope your preparations have been going smoothly, and I can't wait to see ya there ^_^
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Annie! I tried especially hard to give this a dynamic composition, to really make the viewer feel like they're twirling with the dancer. DragonCon prep is CRAZY this year! I've added a 3D table to the bazaar table I already have. I don't know why I did that. XD Crazy crazy! :faint:

But it's all going to be worth it! Can't wait to see all the cool stuff everyone's been working on there.:) Good luck to us all!
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WarFalcon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks yummy beautiful.
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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