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Magic Dance by melora Magic Dance by melora
I'm avoiding going to bed for some reason, so here is a drawing I did a few weeks ago. It was based on an image I found in an anthropology book about dancing, I thought it was funny. I think my pencils are improving, which can only be awesome!

didn't realise this was so mucky though! I should really clean it up...
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:icondeathonated:
Deathonated Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its from Papua New Guinea - the Tolai people :) Awesome work!
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:iconlawsdraws:
lawsdraws Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oooooh, very Laura Laine! I love it! <3
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:iconcirisart:
CirisART Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this pic
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:iconbcordone:
bcordone Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I especially love your drawings; you should do more of them. This one is gorgeous; love the characters.
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:iconjobagjumping:
jobagjumping Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
cool idea
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:iconbananachoc:
BananaChoc Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Extraordinary characters !
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:iconoi-chan1:
Oi-Chan1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Hehe I love them! :D lol and their heads remind me of the Mayor from TNBC.
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:iconqueenxelizabeth:
queenxelizabeth Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
I'm loving these little dudes. So cute and quirky! :P
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:icontooiebird:
tooiebird Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
I know these guys! I've doodled them too! They're such cool costumes, in a way they remind me of birds.
I watched a video on them in my Arts of the Pacific class. They're bush spirits called DukDuk from the Tolai Islands. I think.
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:iconanya-kee:
Anya-Kee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student General Artist
love the legs.. :0
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:iconleeny-loo:
leeny-loo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! These are Duk Duk dancers of the Tolai tribe in Papua New Guinea :)
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:iconluyifen:
LuYiFen Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
ahahahahahahaha, this is really cute/funny x)
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:iconjasonjc:
jasonjc Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I love your style too
wow!
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:iconkachicache:
kachicache Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Student General Artist
It would be nice to see them dancing! XD
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:iconsagaofmana:
SagaofMana Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
reminds me of the mayor from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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:iconalyssa-is-on-crack:
alyssa-is-on-crack Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
I like it 8D
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:iconninionthemoon:
ninionthemoon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
-retard-
IT'S A POKEMAAAN!

-arm flail-

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...or maybe not? (I can't be the only one seeing the connection?! -despair-)

I love the expression on the far right one. It's very "I'm gonna eat joo!!"-ish.

What I'm trying to say is that I really like it. And it doesn't look mucky. Got a few smudge lines around there but other than that it's clear. Toodles.
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:iconrandy-cushman:
Randy-Cushman Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Nice!
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:iconhehasantlers:
hehasantlers Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
hah...just like the bowie song
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:iconnuzzyfavel:
NuzzyFavel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
I like the mucky : D
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:iconetheria:
etheria Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
i want these outfits
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:iconmelora:
melora Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
me too!
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:iconzemotion:
zemotion Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Photographer
:love:
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:iconashworthy:
Ashworthy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007   Traditional Artist
Strangely their heads remind me of the mayor from "Nightmare Before Christmas." Anyways this is a great drawing. Creepy and beautiful. I can imagine them lurking in the forests of a strange land...
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:iconrudat:
rudat Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This is great, I love your style.
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:iconcornia:
cornia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
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:iconmelora:
melora Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
i knew this was coming, haha

I can't watch that, it will make me vomit
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:iconsir-pumpkinhead:
Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute and mysterious at the same time :D Your pencils are quite good, all the details and shades are well done :) thanks for sharing Melora! :aww:
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:iconemily--introspecting:
It's so cute! Nyahaha!<3
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:iconorastella:
orastella Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What culture was this from? It looks like somewhere in the Pacific. Or maybe Africa somewhere.
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:iconmelora:
melora Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
Pacific somewhere I think, the caption says 'Dukduk secret society in Melanesia'
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:iconloophole-626:
Loophole-626 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
You can't sleep? well I can see why with the fear of those things visiting you in the night =P

It's not actually that mucky, unless the resolution is too small for me to notice =D

If only I could come up with something so crazy and hypnotic. Perhaps if I keep trying I will :).
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:iconsimulshah:
simulshah Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
Beautifully creative!
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:iconmartabeceiro:
martabeceiro Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
very beatiful!
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:iconjohnyzuper:
JohnyZuper Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I like it.
And yes: clean it up! :)
Colour would be nice too...
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:iconjis:
Jis Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
haha it's really funny. I like every crazy smiling creatures.
And fur work is really stunning :|
I hope you never return to bed.
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:iconskippyjr:
SkippyJr Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007   Filmographer
Looks very good,
I like the style,
Nice work.
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:iconomni-sama:
omni-sama Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
I love the shading. The textures going on here are so beautifully rendered.
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:iconbenthic:
benthic Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure what it is precisely I'm looking at, even after going over the description twice, but I know I likes it!
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:iconjon-wood:
Jon-Wood Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Is it weird that I think I saw these guys before?
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:iconmutsy:
mutsy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
oh wow, i like this a lot! very interesting characters! i like the muckyness :)
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:iconfassin-taak:
Fassin-Taak Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Very crazy and cooky, I love it! :)
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:iconxevv:
Xevv Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Is the magic dance anything at all like the safety dance?
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:iconmelora:
melora Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
yes, but (if you can possibly imagine it) better!

(now I can't stop listening to that song!)
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:iconjackhook:
JackHook Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wow, neat
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:iconsurlyqueen:
SurlyQueen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
It's only "mucky" in a couple of places. You can see everything pretty much clearly.

I love their wispy feet!
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:icongottschalk:
Gottschalk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Professional
*steps back*
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:iconnm-raven:
NM-Raven Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
it's super funny :giggle:
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doubt97 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Hahaha, funny indeed! (a little crazy too...X))
And awesome pencil skills, congrats!=)
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