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Hi guys! :glomp:

A submission after so long! And in monotone! :squee:
This one's different and is more complicated than it seems! It's actually a portrait of my sister- well, cousin, but we literally grew up together. It's her Bharatanatyam Arangetram (Yes. It'll take you a couple of tries to say that right) That's basically a dance recital, and they asked me to draw a portrait for the invitation covers. This is the costume she will be wearing- complex, yeah?

I know it looks very prototype-like. That's because it is a prototype. It was digitally put on to a black background with a lot of these elegant design thingies. Also, I've never worked with green before, so this was definitely a first for me! :D

Specifics:
Time taken: Around 26-27 hours! :faint:

Stuff I used: Derwent Coloursoft pencils, HB click pencil, kneaded and hard erasers, blending stumps.

Size of the portrait: Around 35 X 24.5 cm.

I completed this early in October so you can only imagine how eager I've been to share it with you guys! :D

As always, comments, critiques, faves and watches are always, appreciated! :nod:

Thanks!
-S.
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:iconchiefjudge:
ChiefJudge Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Impressive. :)
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And thank you for adding it to your collection as well! :huggle:
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:iconchiefjudge:
ChiefJudge Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
You're welcome. I like collecting depictions of traditional clothes and dances from around the world, the ones from India making a significant part of this collection. And I just couldn't pass by this work of yours. :)
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D I'm so glad I could contribute to it!
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:iconchiefjudge:
ChiefJudge Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
I'm glad too. There are many photos of that kind but a pretty few detailed quality artworks like this one of yours. Where every small fold and tiny jewelry piece is in the place where it should be despite those dance costumes being so complex and thus probably hard to depict. :)
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NithinRk Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
It have cum out lovely :) (Smile) 
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconnithinrk:
NithinRk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
yo welcum:happybounce: 
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Gironimo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your idea of using the green here :) It makes your work outstanding, and since the contrasts are still intense it looks realistic, too :clap:
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug: Greens were really fun to work with! :D
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:iconmiki-chaan:
miki-chaan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great drawing you made..:meow:
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And thanks for the fave, too! :hug:
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chandi1703 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
wooah this is soo beautiful!! It kind of reminds me of the movie Devdas, do you know that one? This song "Maar dala", where she sings: Hum Par Yeh Kisne Hara Rang Dala
Well just an association, it's great :D
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh right! Haha! Never made the connection!
Thanks for the fave! :D
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:iconchandi1703:
chandi1703 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
hehe :D you're welcome ;)
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:iconvoodugirl:
voodugirl Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
thats so lovely ^^
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconvoodugirl:
voodugirl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
np ^^
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:iconvioletmirage:
violetmirage Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is really good - nice work! :)
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconmidgey103:
Midgey103 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sweet!
Love the green hues. :3
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you love them! :D
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:iconwisp:
wisp Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
There's beautiful form in this. Well done.
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconamongststars:
amongststars Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
This is absolutely amazing! I used to do Bharatanatyam. And yeah this is wonderful!
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to do it, too! :highfive:
Thanks! :D
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mikimikimchi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
that's one exceptional art! saw how long you did this and i was just ~ wow. it's very apparent that you've put quite a huge amount of effort and dedication. i can say that all was very well paid seeing as your artwork is a definite beauty. great job! :clap:
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow thanks so much! :glomp:
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:iconmikimikimchi:
mikimikimchi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
you're welcome. :huggle:
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:icontheanimalsright:
TheAnimalsRight Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like a green orchid -I can see the time you must've put in-amazing skill
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And thanks for the fave, too! :huggle:
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TWObyKAY Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
even though the green kinda freaks me out, i really like this still!
its really beautiful in a way!
great job!
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconfotonerdz:
FotoNerdz Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm not into green but the work is great :D
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconserelyartworks:
SerelyArtworks Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice one! I love shading, and details are awesome. The pose is gracefull!
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And thanks for the fave, too! :huggle:
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:iconvkonzack:
vkonzack Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student
nice work
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconskyzera:
Skyzera Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
It's great, very realistic!
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconskyzera:
Skyzera Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
=) That's ok!
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:icondoolaard:
Doolaard Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice:)
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Writer
Gosh, I love her hands, and I want to be able to bend like that...
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha thanks! :D
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Writer
No problem!
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:iconcarl0s-ru1z:
carl0s-Ru1Z Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very life-like! :clap:
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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ShiaTheNeko Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the details and the face! *-*
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