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sword dancer

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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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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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JRCreations90Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE how you captured the sense of motion, beautifully done :D
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Epic, I love the effect you used for the motion
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fredbobbyjoeHobbyist Traditional Artist
holy crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is freakin amazerazering!!!!! love it <3
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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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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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very beatiful
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very well done. I love your blurring :+fav:
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MirachRavaiaHobbyist General Artist
Hey, that's me! *sigh* ok, so not. Just wishing...
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I love how the colors and the sense of motion are so balanced here--beautiful work!
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UschuLLaProfessional General Artist
omg :heart: it :D
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Villa-ChinchillaHobbyist 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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Thanks so much! :)
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Villa-ChinchillaHobbyist General Artist
:iconredbullglompplz: Aaaaaw :aww: You are very welcome :iconredbullglompplz:
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beautiful as always.
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Thank you, renky! :)
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Isaro69Professional General Artist
jajaja niiiiiiice x3!
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Hitokiri-AyameHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! The sense of movement is wonderful :D
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AranovProfessional Artisan Crafter
Perspective! Color! Movement! *dies happy*
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Thanks! ^^
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it's stunning.. love how you captured the graceful movement.
the lighting and angle's beautiful too! *w*
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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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