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Xanadu: Terpsichore by AriochIV Xanadu: Terpsichore by AriochIV
Terpsichore, the Greek muse of dance, chorus, and roller disco. As depicted in Xanadu.

I am not really sure what possessed me to do this. Listening to Olivia Newton John's "Magic" over and over again may have had something to do with it.
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cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
Didn't pan out as well as it could of.  Even with Gene Kelly in it.
master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This movie had my undivided attention because of the first line of dialogue.
This image brings to mind the animated sequence from the film, and the song "Don't Walk Away" by ELO.
Magical image.
AltaicTiger Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The movie sucks, but the soundtrack...

I'll admit it: The song "Xanadu" is a guilty pleasure of mine...

Nice art!
master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I didn't want to see this movie, my little sister did but if I didn't take her, she wouldn't get to the theater.
I have never regretted that decision, especially after I bought the soundtrack.
My sister and I learned the lyrics, then kept going back to start audience sing-alongs.
For me it's a guiltless pleasure.
Kenichi2point0 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
OMG!!!! (Dies!!!)  :wow: :w00t:
BigMacSama Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
I actually liked that movie :D
CaptainGenius Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Hell yes.  Nice work
sjd764 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Absolutely amazing. Wonderfull work. I remember when I saw this movie for the first time. I took out my encyclopedia and searched for all nine names of the muses. Of course, Kira wasn't amongst them, and, just like you, I had found that Terpsichore was the closest one that fit ONJ's persona in the movie. I could just have imagine a dialog somewhat similar to the one between C. Dallas and Lilu in 5th element : "So... What's your name?" "Terpsichore... it's Greek." "Tersi... Terepsi...Can I call you... Teri for short." "You think I'm SHORT??" "Nonono... um... it's just... It'll be easier for me to remember." She thinks for a while before saying, resolute. "Okay... but only because it makes it easier for you. And just for the time beeing!" badly hiding a playfull grin.
DrawandDream Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My high school just did that play. I loved it! :D 
Lanzman Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Huge fan of Xanadu and I've had a crush on ONJ since I saw the flick. This is a beautiful piece.
Xanadumom Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
This is wonderful. I saw Xanadu when I was nine years old back in 1980. I know it is a cheesy kind of movie. But I loved Olivia Newton John, the music and the roller skating. I so wanted to look like Olivia and have sundresses that looked like what she wore. You really did her justice! Beautiful!
Peach-Butt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i was born in the 90s but my mom got me into this movie! and i cant get enough of it!!! <3<3
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, your drawing looks just like her!
mc1964 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice! You captured the look of her dress perfectly!
AriochIV Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
RIVERKING Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I'm a big "Fanadu!" Great work on this, friend! :)
KeresaLea Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   Digital Artist
I really loved that movie. It really gets a bad wrap these days, but it was so fun!
Strangerataru Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
As is the situation a lot with these sorts of things. Trust me I've been dealing with it for years...:p
Don-O Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OH! Love it! Love It! even got her smile down well!
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, your description wins. I thought you were going to go on about some classical mythic figure, and then I hit "roller disco" and went whut.

I like this style - feels like a nice fusion of your style and more realistic at the same time.

And yeah sometimes I'll look back at a piece and go "Why the hell did I just do this thing? What the...oh yeah, damn ipod track randomizer." :D
AriochIV Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The image I had in my mind was more interesting than this turned out. :D
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bwahahaha, I think I know what you meant. :D
yzkethrag Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice.
Also Roller Disco? Made me think of "Dancing Queen". xD
AriochIV Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's certainly the right era. ;)
yzkethrag Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the-nucularman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
really nice :)
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