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Dance With the Beast

By angrymikko
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I have a strict policy of not uploading old artwork. It's usually because I don't feel my old pieces represent my current skill level or I generally have changed as a person so much that they speak with a voice I don't recognize as my own anymore.

But there are always exceptions.

This was an album cover I did way back when I was still in art school.

I did this piece in black and white because I was requested to design something similar to "Ayla Classic" pieces.

When I stumbled upon this image today it still made me feel the dance within the image and that inspired me to post it finally online. I used dancing images as references and the whole thing was drawn in painter with a sumi-e brush.

I'm a huge fan of good dancing and I often cry like a baby when watching "so you think you can dance". (btw my favorite choreography is this [link] )

I can't dance even if my life depended on it. it sure doesn't stop me from doing this 24/7 though: :dance:
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Razio's avatar
I love it, final fantasy vibe to it
pageoftime97's avatar
I love how you depiced her passion in the dance.
Supersyd34's avatar
The flow in her dress and in her character is amazing!
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FallenDanceAngel's avatar
Beautiful, are you also an dancer? :D
JTPepper09's avatar
Beautiful work. And I'm with you on So You Think You Can Dance-- I bawl all the time on that show. Season 5 had some really emotional ones, like Gravity, If It Kills Me, and This Woman's Work. Holy, crap, did I bawl during that one...
Elyra-Coacalina's avatar
featured in my journal [link] ^^ thank you !
Kax69's avatar
Wow! Beautiful picture!!!
Can I ask you to draw a dance couple just like this picture?
It would be of much help for poster of my nonprofit dance school!
If you're interested please contact me on
Thank you!
LozLip's avatar
Beautiful, full of movement and grace :)
zigcarnival's avatar
Regardless, it's still a beautiful pice!
soopabunnie's avatar
The movement in this piece is beautiful. The wispy lines and organic shapes really add to the effect.
abovetherain's avatar
Gorgeeeoooouuuuuss~~ >w< Instant fave.
Heguy's avatar
beautiful-beautiful-beautiful! I love this one :D
nekokawai's avatar
Reminds me of some of the final fantasy emblems witht he gradients and brush strokes. Good job.
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komiasti liehuu.
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aedifico's avatar
It doesn't matter if it's old, it's still beautiful! There's such a sense of flow and movement in it. I would kill to be able to draw like this. :)
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Somebody added this to their collection of photo manipulations. I don't know how anybody could see a drawing as a photo manip. Oh well...
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Also, this piece. Is the best.
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Oh dear. You have no idea how long it took for me to figure out what you meant. I was like who's the hell is syty and he has an album released? Whaaaat? Note this is pre-morning coffee brain speaking.
Thank you for the comment and I agree with the first part. *wobbles off to douse some coffee on himself* :coffeemachine: :coffeecup: :sleepy:
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Hey... no. Your piece is awesome.

Also, that show gives me shivers all the time.
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