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"Stardancer" -- line art in biro on paper, scanned image digitally colored in Corel Painter

*Full view highly recommended. ^^

"Stardancer" is the February 2011 theme for the Enchanted Visions Project. The inspiration for the colors came from many gorgeous images of nebulas/nebulae and faraway galaxies by the Hubble Space Telescope. I was trying to paint her as if she was this celestial body -- a sculpture made of dust clouds and gas plumes seen in many nebulas. I spent a lot of time studying the photos to try to capture the look of beautiful floating gas veils and filaments.

As for the figure, whenever I hear the word "dancer", the first thing that pops up in my mind is a ballet dancer, so I just had to go with it. This is because I've spent many years taking classes as well as teaching. Although I no longer dance, I still admire dancers and those who strive daily in pursuit of the ever-ellusive 'perfection'.

©Aruarian Dancer/ Mitzi Sato-Wiuff
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:iconblueskittel:
blueskittel Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SPARKLES!!! i love it <3
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yay! Thank you. Good to know there are others who love sparkles. I love them. :XD:
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Very pretty :3 Awesome work here
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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MariaMC Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, she looks long, like how it feels when you dance :D
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm glad it pleased. ^^ Thank you for your comment!
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:iconkatrined:
KatrineD Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
This is just gorgeous! :D
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. ^^ And thanks also for the fave!!
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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, my. no words can express how beautiful this is.
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you so much.
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:iconayaj05:
ayaj05 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How precious. Great job, I love the vibrant color and mixture.
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :heart:
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:iconladyalexialasthope:
LadyAlexiaLastHope Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
I love this one.
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconladyalexialasthope:
LadyAlexiaLastHope Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Your Welcome!
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:icondeessenoire:
DeesseNoire Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Sublimissime!!!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! ^_^
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:iconlyonmarkaruk:
LyonMarkaruk Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
totally amazing work! such colors.)))
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. ^^
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:iconwhyamibothering:
whyamibothering Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nebulas are one of my favourite things. this picture is simply amazing. i think that you've struck true to your concept. i adore her pose and the way you've drawn the sheer material is gorgeous. well done = )
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate your lovely comment. Glad it pleased. ^^
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colourfulme36 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Hey Aruarian Dancer! I love all you work sooo much! I was wondering if I could put I picture I drew myself of your Stardancer? I love that picture so much when I drew it, it didn't look as good obviously haha, but I'll say that you were the actual person who created it and everything thank you so much!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Of course, you can! ^^ Please send me a link when you do -- I'd love to see it.
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:icondaeh-nikpmup:
daeh-nikpmup Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love that costume :wow:
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconfuumiko:
Fuumiko Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Oh my...
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
^^
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magicofthepiper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I adore the graceful lines of the figure delicately decorated with shawls of light fabric. It creates a bold statement and I can definitely see the influence of vintage shoujo.
I can imagine that this is what it's like to master ballet, to be broken from reality with each movement of your body being a release of power beyond that of mere mortals.

I'm so adding this to my wish list~:heart:
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! ^^ Yep, vintage shoujo is what I grew up with. :D So you see that influence come up from time to time.
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chimera-99 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, your work is so beautiful. *_*

I love the colours you've chosed for this. ♥ They're all really powerful and work so well together~
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!! :heart::heart::heart:
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Ryroherewego Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
*totally mesmerised* WOW. The colours are just so vivid and beautiful, and then it really shows off the dancer...you truly are amazing! :D
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :iconblushplz:
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:iconryroherewego:
Ryroherewego Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's okay :3
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ShiraHitsugaya Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
so so pretty :3 it def reminds me of space.
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
:dance: Thanks, Vera-chan!! :heart:
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ShiraHitsugaya Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
ur welcome :3
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:iconrenamski:
Renamski Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Amazing. All of the Hubble photo viewing really paid off. It is breath taking!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconangelkitty:
angelkitty Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Beautiful! I love her pose, her lovely face and the outfit with the little stars on it. The background is sparkly! hehe
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^ Yep, space image is a perfect excuse for me to put tons of sparklies. ^^;
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Immy-is-Thinking Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! That is so colourfull and rich! :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
The colors are more saturated than usual, aren't they? (Just as sparkly as always though... ^^; )
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Immy-is-Thinking Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconsparklylaplz:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's the most awesome sparkly icon! o_0
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cleaveice Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
The scenery is a charm :iconbigheartplz:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^ :heart:
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cleaveice Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
you're welcome :iconbigheartplz:
(my im obsessed with this emo lately)
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Sinsia Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So many sparklies... :iconinloveplz:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Painting a figure in space was the perfect excuse for me to put lots of sparklies. I LOVE sparklies in my pictures as you know. :XD:
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