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Belly Dancer

By echo-x
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This was a private commission of a Burlesque Belly Dancer. I'm very happy with it.

MODEL: (withheld)
TOOLS: Two Wacom tablets (Cintiq 21UX and Intuos 4)
PROGRAM: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
EFFECTS: I don't use any 'effects'. In Illustrator I use simple strokes and Brush strokes, gradients and gradient meshes, and many many objects with varying transparency settings. In Photoshop I paint, often using the semi-transparent settings and glaze in the traditional neo-classic technique.

I didn't intend on it - but I think it makes a great pairing with Bubo v2.0.

Image size
750x1500px 1.13 MB
© 2012 - 2020 echo-x
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Passin's avatar
Very sexy indeed. Nice work
InFiDeL0020's avatar
Beautiful. She reminded me Selma Hayek from From Dusk Till Dawn
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Peter-The-Knotter's avatar
just the right amount of burlesquian cheekiness... bravo! lovely colour balance... any more: spoilt...; any less: lazy... as it is: perfect... P. (ex-dancer...)
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This is exquisite. I especially love the detailing in the feathers, peacock, and her outfit. Lovely!
Chansey123's avatar
You and your art are just fantastic!
DemonStash's avatar
WOW, this is simply amazing.
akari-sakata's avatar
This looks like one expensive commission! And I mean that in a really good way!
echo-x's avatar
Depends on what you consider expensive. I've had larger projects - but this one did come out very.... rich.
ChiBurbs's avatar
I admire your ability to make women look both real and sensual/sensuous instead of overly idealized like so many artists do.
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Thank you. I think women draw women differently than men do. Some people prefer the difference and others don't.
slowdog294's avatar
PErfecto. Me gusta mucho. :winner:
stevep12's avatar
gorgeous work!
ArtbroJohn's avatar
Fantastic work!
Love the colors.
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wonderful colours and composition. Big fan , no pun intended ;)
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Thank you. I love playing with depth and perspective. Sometimes she's part of the stained glass and sometimes she's not.
Dr-Aim's avatar
Nice piece, love the mix between stylization and realism, the feather, the hair, her belly, legs, and clothing. Awesome job !
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