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March 20, 2010
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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,
-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!!!!


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

The Most Improved Contest
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Abi-Tabbi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. :) Simply beautiful.
MonsterOfTheEast Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is the best piece of artwork I've ever seen :D
JulietJB Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
It's beatiful :D
ArwenRivendell Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
SO cute! Love the line choices
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!
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! ^^
Rangerlou Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Again I say, In dreams, anything is possible! Well done!
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
LuckyF Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
this is me ALL the time -^^-
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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