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Lady Inquisitor Kani Lavellan
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Artist // Hobbyist // Varied
  • Australia
  • Deviant for 9 years
My Bio

I am a former professional editor and writer, hobbyist artist, former competitive dancer, and amateur designer and seamstress from North Queensland, Australia.

I was inspired to create this account by the wonderfully talented people of Drellickers and the Thane thread on the BSN forums. They are amazing people, whom I blame entirely for the astonishing displays of mediocrity that will grace my gallery.

I am the co-founder of the Thane-Fanbook group, and the founder of the SolasFanclub groups on deviant art. Most of my groups are currently defunct. I am trying to be online more and be more creative; but depression is a powerful bitch with her claws deep in my brain, fiddling with it and controlling me like a puppet, so... yeah.

Thane Fanbook DA Group:

SolasFanclub Group:

Favourite Visual Artist
Anne Stokes
Favourite Movies
Stargate, Inception, The Queen, The Core
Favourite TV Shows
Stargate SG1, Sanctuary, Sherlock
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Favourite Books
Favourite Writers
Trudi Canavan
Favourite Games
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
The Almighty Pen!
Other Interests
Writing, Editing, Gaming, Sewing, Cross-stitch

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Thanks for all the :+favlove:, darling! :heart: 
Anytime! Your work is awesome!!!
thanks a bunch for watching :)
Omg Kani XD Hi
Heya Sharlene,
Thanks for the recent :+fav: on… !  If you're interested, I have a few other tutorials of this ilk in the "Assorted Randomness" section of my gallery.
While I was here, I noticed your Journal post about non-sexualized poses, and thought I might take a moment to offer a little help.  Admittedly, a fair number of my images tend to be pin-up - on purpose, rather than the so-called accidental "nono, this girl has an entirely platonic relationship with her motorcycle" pin-up you mentioned, which I sort of abhor.  However, I do plenty of "normal" images as well, and the lack of decent references can be a real pain.  Your comment about a woman dancing around a fire (rather than trying to seduce a fire) is very apt.
Anyway, I have a few resources that I think you might find useful: is a reference site that offers a bunch of different poses - including 360 degree rotations, so you can see a variety of angles.  The site is now defunct, so they no longer update new poses, but those that are already there are pretty diverse.  Additionally, they all show underlying muscle-structure and are realistically-proportioned, so they're handy for anatomical study as well.  Here's an example that might be handy for your "fire dancer"…

Closer to home, here are a few dA sock artists who I quite enjoy:
:iconsenshistock: has lots of normal girls in normal poses - as well as a variety of action-type poses.
:iconmjranum-stock: offers images that are, I think, intended for use in photo manipulation; but I've found some valuable "heroic" references here, and you might find the "Dancing Girls" section helpful.  This stock-provider does have some rather carnally suggestive stock, but it's far less porny than some, and there are some genuinely realistic options as well.
:icondani-stock: is a good middle-of-the-road compared to the two aforementioned stock artists.  Her stuff is often sexy, but almost never sexualized - if you know what I mean.  Her pics are very real-world, rather than overdramatized, so they're great for when you want a character to be attractive without being some Penthouse plaything.  Dani also has a number of casual images - though these are often very specific to a situation (playing an instrument, occult imagery, etc.)
Finally, :iconkechake-stock: has a very diverse range of stock - mostly for fantasy stuff.  

I hope these offer some of the reference options you're looking for.  I know what a hassle it can be to comb the internet, looking for just that right image.  Best of luck!
Thank you kindly for the fav! :thanks:
Thank you for the fav! :heart: