Challenge: Bellydancer

Challenge: Bellydancer

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Challenge: Bellydancer

Title: Challenge: Bellydancer
Pixel Artist: khorin  (Level 3 Enforcer :: 1546 points)
Posted: 11/29/2009 22:00
Palette: 8 colors
Statistics:  14 comments    24 faves    0 avatars

I love to belly dance so I thought I'd pixel a belly dancer. It's sort of a self-portrait because anytime I'm listening to belly dance music, I start dancing - even in my chair! :D

Favorite belly dance song: Beauty Beats by Beats Antique

Reference for the pose: Shadow Dance by Matt Abraxas

I really have to thank the folks at Pixelation for helping me out with this. I've learned so much!

[Updated: 11/30/09]

[Update: 12/28/11 - Edited based on Dawnbringer's edit and comments from others.]

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Arkan85 (Level 9 Rear Admiral) @ 4/21/2015 03:51

Very nice work!

You should make an animated gif with it

MattAbraxas (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/26/2013 13:46

 This just came to my attention.  I think this is great.  I like how you added the hair and changed the whole tonality.  I'm honored that the painting inspired this.  I've since moved the image so the new link to it is here (Shadow Dance by Matt Abraxas)  

Ryath (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 12/5/2009 15:03

 I love how it draws my eye along the piece, and the color usage here is excellent.

Hulio-G (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/2/2009 22:53


khorin (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 12/2/2009 20:23

 sharprm - Thanks for the feedback! It's always good to know how art looks like on different monitors.

DawnBringer - You're right about the jaggy arm. I really appreciate your edit - looks great! I'll take a look at this in depth whenever I decide to edit this piece.

Thanks slym & darchangel!

darchangel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 12/2/2009 04:22

The first thing that came to mind was Shakira  :D   very sexy, faved.

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 12/1/2009 17:51

Her hair is really well drawn. This is a very awesome style. I look forward to seeing your future works. 

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 12/1/2009 11:45

Great idea and nice colors. However there is room for improvment; the image lacks severly in AA, the upper part of the extended arm looks jaggy/blocky. The dark brown color should be moved a bit towards purple and the pink hue could be brighter - giving better options for skin-shading and AA.

Again great image, but with a few fixes it would be brilliant...ok, I couldn't resist a quick edit, hope you don't mind:

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 12/1/2009 01:13

looks pretty good the hand could use reworking the pinky looks like it comes out of the wrist. my monitor isn't callibrated but it the pink looks too saturated on mine to blend with the lighter color.

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 11/30/2009 09:30

Very well put together and nice colors. 

khorin (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 11/30/2009 09:25

Petrichor - I did a quick edit. It should look better now. Thanks!

Photocopier - Done! I'm so ungrateful.

blueleds - Exactly what I was going for.

blueleds (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/30/2009 06:48

 Oooh, sexy :)

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/30/2009 02:12

don't forget to thank pixelation! 

Petrichor (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 11/29/2009 22:23

Beats Antique! <3

This is lovely, nice movement. =3 The bits where her hair meets her back are a bit rough and could use some AA (maybe with the medium/light purple shades you use in the top left corner?), but very pretty, nonetheless.

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