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sword dancer by hakubaikou sword dancer by hakubaikou
An old pic that sat around unfinished for the longest time. Inspired by this awesome pose (the bottom one) by *fevereon: [link]

I had some trouble with the foreshortening on this. :p The usual, start to finish in photoshop.
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:iconarchrin:
archrin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
This has inspired a character, that has been bouncing around in my head for ages. I finally put it into words, base on the world of "The Exalted" pen and paper, rpg. Aressa
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JRCreations90 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE how you captured the sense of motion, beautifully done :D
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Epic, I love the effect you used for the motion
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fredbobbyjoe Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is freakin amazerazering!!!!! love it <3
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Razzmatazzy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I love the sense of motion in this, and the expression is wonderful. You can tell she's greatly enjoying this and she finds it entirely effortless, which gives the entire image a bit of some dissonance, since she appears so serene and relaxed, while actually performing something quite deadly. Great job!
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awesome-hero Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
OMG WOW. I still get surprized by how amazing of an artist u are. Wow this is just so awesome! Its so beautiful & flavored with action. Its elegant, energetic, striking......I could go on.
I just LOVE how u made the swords blur to imply speed, & the whirling shape of her garments & hair as shes spinning just make it so much more awesome.
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eljcc Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
very beatiful
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:iconwordzz:
wordzz Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
very well done. I love your blurring :+fav:
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, that's me! *sigh* ok, so not. Just wishing...
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ariodante28 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
I love how the colors and the sense of motion are so balanced here--beautiful work!
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JJ-BlackSheep Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Beatutiful.
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UschuLLa Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
omg :heart: it :D
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow. The flow of this piece is amazing. The dance pose of the character together with the movement of the hair weapon and dress are incredibly beautiful.

I totally love your style :love:
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hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Thanks so much! :)
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:iconvilla-chinchilla:
Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconredbullglompplz: Aaaaaw :aww: You are very welcome :iconredbullglompplz:
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renky Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
beautiful as always.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Thank you, renky! :)
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:iconrenky:
renky Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
welcomme
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Isaro69 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
jajaja niiiiiiice x3!
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Hitokiri-Ayame Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! The sense of movement is wonderful :D
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Aranov Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Perspective! Color! Movement! *dies happy*
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Thanks! ^^
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:iconelissis:
elissis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
it's stunning.. love how you captured the graceful movement.
the lighting and angle's beautiful too! *w*
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Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
this is a fine example of full viewing as mandatory... when I first opened it I was confused, then I looked at it properly and was quite pleased. Lovely perspective and movement. Nicely done.
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synconi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I adore the perspective and how you've made it into such a beautiful, deadly dance. The colours look wonderful together and I like how you've blurred the swords and the clothing to make it look as if everything is spinning around and moving. :)

Somehow, it's very peaceful but...melancholy almost. Like she has no-one to dance with so she can only practice with her greatest loves, her swords. :heart:
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Little-Vampire Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Really well done.
The strokes you used to create the dress, the position of her body and the vanishing swords perfectly gives the movement sensation.

Beautiful work :nod:
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3D-Fantasy-Art Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
Utterly stunning and totally inspirational. I applaud the choice of viewpoint and the sensation of movement. Brilliant!
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Aelin-Miresse Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
amazing!
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aXforamnesty Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
HOLY IMPRESSIVENESSS!!!! :wow: seriously dude :wow:

:wow:

i just keep staring.....i dont even have words to how express how beyond amazing this is!

cuz :wow:!

:worship:

beyond superbly outstandingly excellently wonderfully all-inspiringly breathlessly beautiful

there

those STILL dont do it justice though!
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Neobakeneko Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
I love the movement. And lookin' at the inspirational photo, I'd say your end result (with the foreshortening) looks really good :nod:
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hakubaikou Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Oh hey, thanks! :)
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Neobakeneko Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
No problem ^^
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yoko-yakumo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
pertty colors XD
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hakubaikou Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Thank you! :)
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CrimsonProjekt Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Somehow on the the preview tab I saw a frog that reminded me of the frog sensei or whatever from Naruto. But now I see her lol.

Very cool and I love the angle and everything. Very neat!
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hakubaikou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
That's really funny! :giggle:

Thanks. :)
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DragenEyez Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
This reminds me of a story I began once, about sword dancers. She reminds me of the main character a great deal ^__^
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Cool! ^_^
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:icontherhi:
Therhi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Great work! The pose is an interesting one :)
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Thanks. :)
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Anouk-Lisole Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Astonishingly beautiful
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Thanks so much! :)
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vertigo1473 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
I seriously love every single picture you make. Your work is totally incredible.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Aw, thank you so much! ^^;
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Fairytwister Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
ha! You're so interesting in getting your inspiration from a random photo! I like that... also like swords. mmm. pointy.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Heh! It was such a cool pose though!
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Fairytwister Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
definitely was!
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Neo-Br Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Thanks! :)
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karasuma08 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
That looks awesome!
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