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::In my head I dance::ver 2010 by oliko ::In my head I dance::ver 2010 by oliko
When drawing this :

I had no idea how popular this work would become.
I mean, I loved the idea, but I wasn't happy with the artwork and I even wanted to put in in scraps. Surprisingly, you all here loved it so much, it's become my most popular deviation ever, scoring more than 4.5k favs, being published in an artbook, and sadly - being ripped off many, many times.

As *zaphiel-san encouraged me to take part in the Most Improved contest, I decided to redraw this piece and try to do the concept justice :) This time I used markers, marker paper and other kind of pens.
I'm really happy, because even though I won't win anything, this contest helped me to notice I gained many skills during those 3 years:) :
-better anatomy,
-folds!!!
-I can colour white stuff:)
-THE HAIR<3 <3 <3
-the colouring is now smooth and pleasant to the eye,
-the poses are better and more dramatic,
-the faces are cooler and their expressions are way better ^^

etc. etc

The funny thing was, I drew this pic on A3 paper (huge!) and I couldn't scan it at home, so I visited two xerocopy centres today to have it scanned. (one guy nearly destroyed the art! >< )When I opened the files at home, I was so dissatisfied with the outcome I wanted to cry. All the subtle shades were gone!
So I took the risk and scanned it in parts using my lovely Canon - and phew, it turned out really nicely :)

Thanks for faving the older version again ^^ If you think I've improved over the years, remember to give me a fav again, please:)

Have a nice weekend!!!!

Oliko


Tools: Copics, Rystor pens, Canson marker pad, Photoshop CS4 <3

The Most Improved Contest
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:iconabi-tabbi:
Abi-Tabbi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. :) Simply beautiful.
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:iconmonsteroftheeast:
MonsterOfTheEast Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is the best piece of artwork I've ever seen :D
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:iconjulietjb:
JulietJB Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
It's beatiful :D
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:iconarwenrivendell:
ArwenRivendell Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
SO cute! Love the line choices
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:iconhalfmoonearth-quake:
HalfMoonEarth-quake Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so wonderful! It's exactly how I feel about singing AND dancing! WONDERFULLY AWESOME! Deffo going in favourites!
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oONorchenOo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wohoo! so nice ^^
I think it looks definitely more professional ♥
Keep on drawing such nice pieces! ^^
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:iconrangerlou:
Rangerlou Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Again I say, In dreams, anything is possible! Well done!
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:iconsugarbit:
SugarBit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing!
It really gives us the idea of what music does to us :D
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:iconluckyf:
LuckyF Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
this is me ALL the time -^^-
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:iconsketch17:
Sketch17 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
ammmmazing improvement! the depth and movement is much improved. the piece has so much more personality and emotion. this work is love! <3
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:iconprpltennisgrl:
prpltennisgrl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see the progress! In this one the characters look much more graceful and the coloring is more pleasant~! Great great job~!
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princesscharming101 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Hey! You've been featured here![link] Thank you so much for creating such wonderful artwork!
:heart:
Britt
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:iconreddia:
RedDia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING!!
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:iconoliko:
oliko Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!^^
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:iconartruntelskerillo:
ARTruntelskerillo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
really cool :) i dance in my head too :P Haah
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:iconmelody368:
Melody368 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist
so beautiful
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:iconanadjbarbie:
AnaDjBarbie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
OCH! Ale porównywanie jest fajne >D!
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:iconrandom-nessie:
Random-Nessie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
This whole picture is great, and I particularly love the sitting girl's posture and her expression.
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gaiaofdestiny Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
my computer crashed and I lost all the pic's I saved and as soon as I could I looked for this picture. This has so many emotions in it that I relate to, thank you for redoing it. The colors are brighter the pose of both figures are better, automically(?) and dramatically, the whole thing is amazing. I might not ever get around to it but could I have your permission to get a shirt made with this?m Just in case. =)
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:iconariasap:
AriasaP Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
... I solemnly state that you are my new idol.
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:iconoliko:
oliko Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...*blushes* I'm so happy to hear it ^^
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:iconshirral:
Shirral Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Student General Artist
A ja będę demotywująca... wolałam poprzednią wersję. Tamten styl Shir lubić moar :<
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:iconmugoi-usagi:
mugoi-usagi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
This has always been one of my absolute favorites. This new version is even more beautiful than the first! <3
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:iconaerona:
Aerona Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
I love the movement in this piece
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:iconlilphantomthief:
lilphantomthief Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
i actually think the dress from the old one looks better
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:iconforbidden-lover:
Forbidden-Lover Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
its so beautiful.
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:iconhopelessromantic721:
hopelessromantic721 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Much improvement~ :D So darn beautiful and wonderful as the last one. :D
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:icontsiporamelissa:
Tsiporamelissa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I relate to this hahaha
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:iconlilphantomthief:
lilphantomthief Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
lovely! though i actually liked the bottom of the old dress better
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:iconmeimei89:
meimei89 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
cute n lovely :) nice [link] !
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:iconlordicefox:
LordIceFox Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful work, and you certainly can see the improvement of your srt style.
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:iconthe-rattie:
THE-RAttie Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the idea of this it is so amazing and you have drawn it so well this is a definite :+fav:
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:iconkitsunesk:
KitsuneSK Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You have improved so much! I love both of them. <3 <3
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:iconnao-mirashi:
Nao-Mirashi Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love this it's so beautiful,I love the music note<3
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:iconkimlasca:
kimlasca Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You've gotten even better! :D Love both versions.
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:iconxxdarknessangelxx:
xXDarknessAngelXx Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Wow hah thats beautiful :D
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:iconf-ayn-t:
F-AYN-T Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
brilliant <3
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:iconolenqa:
Olenqa Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
;o . . zniewalająca lekkość .
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:iconam-omorose:
AM-Omorose Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
This is great! I like the music swirls better in the first version, but the overall effect is better in the second. Great improvement. keep it up. =)
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o-Sereni-o Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
I love both pictures, but you have improved a lot. I love it. Inspired.
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:iconmeaglebeagle:
MeagleBeagle Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
I :heart: this picture. it is like you were watching me when i listen to music! :aww: :hug:
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:iconnagatopedia:
Nagatopedia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Student General Artist
The girl in white looks like a muse :3
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:iconsstefan:
SStefan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Wolałam starszą wersję - tam tańcząca jest lżejsza, bo unosi się nad schodami, ta je zasłania - może po prostu jest bliżej oglądającego, jednak ciężej dla mnie wygląda.
Twój aktualny sposób rysowania włosów jest naprawdę zachwycający, tak samo, jak fałd ubrania. No i faktycznie np. kolorowanie Ci się poprawiło na pewno :)
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:iconratcabob:
ratcabob Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice revamp of the original! Great flow and composition to this piece. I like it. ^_^
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:iconvioleta960:
Violeta960 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely. :heart: Amazing how I never saw the original before.
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:iconrosaquatica:
rosaquatica Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
YOU HAVE IMPROVED AND THIS IMAGE IS AWTHOM
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:icontiffanyme:
Tiffanyme Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
You've improved a lot!!! :D :D :D
I really like the old one and this is awsome! :D <3
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:iconvivelego:
vivelego Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
No words ...
Ah yes ! AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconshattered-legend:
Shattered-Legend Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I always loved this picture! It was a good idea to redo it after some time. ^u^
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pearsong16 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Student Photographer
i love this drawing!!!
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