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OLD WORK~

prostitutes series
drawing for the illustration book "鶯~EROTICA"
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Given 2014-12-26
Prostitute Geisha by cellar-fcp is a beautiful representative of this artist's prostitute series, a lovely yet intense and thought-provoking line of artwork. ( Featured by Aeirmid )
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withdeath Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
nice.
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Siller Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Seems a bit too young?
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attiliovascas Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
beautiful gallery indeed! I somehow love to see your simple but great brushworks ;)
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MammuthusBC Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015   Artist
Geisha's is not prostitutes... Go to wikipedia and learn smth about Japan...
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wolffish2008 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Indeed. But it was not uncommon, especially after WWII, for prostitutes to assume the makeup and styles of geishas. Culturally, a geisha is most similar to a debutante, Southern Belle, or a professional hostess in Western culture. They are strictly entertainers and pose as the "ideal woman".

Am I close with that summary?
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LilaYan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work indeed.
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miguelguzman Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
presiosa
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SorrowfulVelvet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Sugoi
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KitsuneDzelda Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Reminds me of some of the stories I used to hear about geishas that wandered Yokohana back in  the day (The pronunciation of the floating island city maybe a bit off)  This girl is most likely a slave, sold to a house by poor parents, who then hopefully ended up spendign the best years of their life paying off their own debt with their bodies.  Of course, by then, they were oftentimes too old to go do anything else but the one thing theyd been trained to do...

Not all geishas did this though, of course, but still this makes this is both a beautiful, yet soulcrushingly sad picture to me, for those stories, and only accenuates the delicate beauty more.  Yokohana was very much a transient island of dreams...
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harwibawati Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful
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WickedKross Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
truly wonderful
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o--kAne101--o Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
This is brilliant, you deserve the DD.
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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RyujinOrientalis666 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Love it
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henry8510129 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what software is that? ps?
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your amazing work has been featured here: Daily Deviations Weekly Highlights VII :heart:
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8thHimeHatsu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aha wrong reference site. Here's your list of ranks for Japanese prostitutes back then. www.issendai.com/japanese-cour…
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wolffish2008 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Most Westerners have traditionally made the assumption that geisha is merely a cognate for highly paid prostitute.

Especially after WWII, during the American occupation, many prostitutes seeing the old system of ranking amongst prostitutes destroyed as utterly as the major cities in which they would operate, adopted the fashions and appearances of the geisha, despite the major taboo of doing so. Most likely this was done in an attempt to appeal to Western clientele.
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ImAGirlNamedMichael Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks- I was going to point that out as well!  lol
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8thHimeHatsu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful art-work! I hope I don't annoy you too terribly much with this...But, Geishas are not prostitutes. Geishas are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance, games and conversation. What you'd want to call this woman is an Oiran or a Yujo. There a number of multiple terms for them along with different classes. Neko Emoji-41 - (Kawaii Waving) [V3]    immortalgeisha.com/faq_geisha.…
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They are escorts, which means they are willing to have sex for money. It isn't an obligation, though. That's what it means. You cannot take sex out of the lifestyle of geishas. At some point, they perform oral or manual or vaginal or anal sex for their patron(s).  In many cases it's about the prize goes to the highest bidder. Even if you only have sex with the ones you like, and even then only once, if you sell yourself for money you're a hooker. Sorry. The patrons expect more services as they spend more money. I don't think many women in Asian nations believe that non-vaginal sex is still counted as sex. That's the big difference--how we define sex. That also helps explain why mother-son incest is not so very rare in Japan. (You'll have to look up the statistics: I'm too busy)
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ImAGirlNamedMichael Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are "escorts"  that call themselves "geisha" but they are NOT geisha.  They are using it as a marketing ploy, mostly to appeal to foreigners.  This started up only a couple of decades ago...but just because they paint their faces white does not make them geisha.  There is a great deal of training and a rigid lifestyle that a Mako must endure to become a Geisha, which is a long and tedious pursuit.  Frankly, it's offensive to call Geisha whores, and cheapens what a true Geisha is and has accomplished.  =)
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sipio Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Writer
It looks beautiful, I liked very much the details around the kimono and the red tone in it, love it
geishas are not prostitutes by the way
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Camikaze Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
perfect!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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aristi1982 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist
excellent!!
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Zasian Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Where can I buy your artbook?
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RobSloane Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
Very nice :) 

RS
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bozthx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Love your work.
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guiw Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Man, you are one of my favourites. Always amazes me.
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KamilPietruczynik Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
It's great man! I like Your art.

Best regards

Kamil
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valenciaCheng Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
beautiful eyes. i love how this picture has as red scheme. it just makes this picture that much cooler.
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MommyKatt120 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The prostitutes were called Oiran...although they did pose as Geisha.
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MaartenART Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Was/Isn't a Geisha just a high-end prostitute.....
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MommyKatt120 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, they never sell sex. The "selling of the virginity" thing shown in Memoirs was an outdated practice, even for the time the book was set.
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kitton Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! I love the strokes of the brushes and the gorgeous colours. The textures are so beautiful, especially how the shapes of her face are created with careful and deliberate marks. Such a lovely piece of work, thanks for sharing with us!
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xxAiko-chanxx Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so stunning
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torivan6 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student General Artist
i  love your Geisha ,beautiful colors  
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shadlow Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Nice ambiance! Your digital seem part of the time traditional painting it's amazing !
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hjbunnylord Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome drawing, though Geishas are not prostitutes, that's just a common misconception. 
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Valerie-V Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Some of them are. I think it started to happen mainly during&after WWII. But I think they are not "real geishas".
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JDAntoine Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice :D
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LadyYurine Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful work
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gamebalance Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
she looks european tho.
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:iconz3lo:
Z3LO Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this has character
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greeneye1981 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-- love your working style   =3=b
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
wow
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AlivanArt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
you sure love drawing prostitutes dont you!
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KingNot Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Will this book be available in the USA?
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