Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Yet to be finished Tribal Fusion Bellydancer Sketches

Yet to be finished Tribal Fusion Bellydancer Sketches

I was actually surprised at how much response I got over these, from the belly dance communities.

Altho', I DO have a gripe about 1/2 of the responses, since number of Bellydancers expect to be paid to dance, and make money doing so. However, those SAME dancers expected to just be able to USE my artwork FREE OF CHARGE or DEMAND me to:



Drawing is NOT the SAME as dancing, let alone animation, FYI. It takes, practice, skills, and talent, especially if you like mine, that that would refer to MINE of the aforementioned.

Funny how YOU want to be paid, but REFUSE to pay for ME.

Since I was also depressed, I couldn't make myself finish them yet. But, also, because I am afraid of people stealing my artwork, AND MAKING MONEY OFF OF IT!

So, yes, I have mixed feelings, especially when the bellydance communities are usually very Hippy-ish, peace, love, community, helping each other out, looking out for the lil' guy, etc.

So, for this reason, I am forever more STICKING with my watermarks, logos, and GIANT CHINESE NAME STAMPS.

I understand that the whole concept of Chinese name stamps is a hard one to understand, even for me, because it's not based in Western logic, It's Chinese/Taoist stuff. They often use use HUGE stamps, often several, and it might not make any sense to a Westerner, in fact they don;t even need to fit with the layout of the picture. I've asked SOOOOOO many Chinese art Teachers, and Masters in China, and no one can explain it, they just say, it's a Chinese way, or it;s just Chinese stuff.

This was a popular Tribal Fusion costuming style a few years ago:

S Tribal Fusion Belly Dance 01 by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

By 2011 the long hair, like Cabaret belly dance started to become popular, and bled through into the costuming fashion, where as before it was usually up-doos.

Sketch Belly Dance Floorwork R by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

As Cabaret styles began seeping into Tribal Fusion Bellydance, things became very whimsical, and fantasy-like. So, I came up with this/these:

Whimsical Unicorn Tribal CS 01 by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART
Whimsical Unicorn Tribal CS 02 by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

I have seen SO many creative costumes ever since.

If you like this blog post, please check the rest of my blog for similar artwork.

Thank you.

Exotic Dancer Themed Artwork

Exotic Dancer Themed Artwork

I have ALWAYS liked the Oriental, and exotic themed artwork, everything from Star Trek, to Gogo dancers, to night club & Ravers, or Gypsies, and fairies.

If you were to flip through my sketchbook from middle school, you would see the same theme. I just feel that women are beautiful.

A large influence for this was American Comic books, especially Marvel Comics, Disney, vintage Hollywood films, Science Fiction films & TV shows, most especially Star Wars & Star Trek (ALL OF THEM), but I also LOVED to watch Xena; Warrior Princess, and Hercules.

I also liked strange Hong Kong films, and even some Japanese cartoons. And, MTV too.

Here are just a few simple sketches I did a few years ago:

The Entertainer by ~BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

Angellic Danceress of the Sun by ~BlackUniGryphon on deviantART
The Nike of Personal Passion by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

Maiden in The Apollo Sun by ~BlackUniGryphon on deviantART
Apollo Maiden in Green by ~BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

Here's an old one (1996):

Reflections by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

Lively Flying thorugh The Clou by ~BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

Belly Dancer & Exotic Oriental Themed Artwork

 Belly Dancer & Exotic Oriental Themed Artwork

I haven't published my art here for quite a while, so I will share some tonight.

I've done MANY MANY belly dancer, oriental, exotic themed artwork over the past few years. I also VERY MUCH LOVE bellydance.

Exotic Beauty by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART
Exotic Beauty CU by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

Turkish Bellydancer by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART
Turkish Belly Dancer Close Up by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

Gypsy Skirt Belly Dancer by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART
G Skirt Belly Dancer Close Up by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

Tribal Dancer by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

My Muse's Belly Dancer 01 by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART
Muses Belly Dancer 1 close up by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

Glorious Belly Dancer by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART
Glorious Belly Dancer Close Up by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

Festival Stage Belly Dancer by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART
Festival Stage Belly dancer CU by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

Night Club Belly Dancer by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART
Night Club Belly Dancer CU by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

Veil Dancer by *BlackUniGryphon on deviantART