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Odango Nutcracker Ballet by enkeli19 Odango Nutcracker Ballet by enkeli19
I did this piece for :iconchibiusa-chibi-chibi:'s Winter Contest and I couldn't think of anything that said winter more than The Nutcracker. I really only had to do Rini, Chibi-Chibi or Kousagi but I figured if I did all 4 it'd be fun. Usagi is the Sugarplum Fairy, Rini is Marzipan, Kousagi is a Snowflake and Chibi-chibi is a Candy Cane or Trepak in the ballet. It's pieces like this that make me wish I would sell fan art.
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Wow, that's good.. They look like they were in the middle of practicing or something, and someone just ran up with a camera and said: "Hold still, I'm gonna take a picture!"

Chibi-Chibi looks focused on the picture taker, while the others (especially the one in the middle) don't look very focused, or maybe more like they're trying to look more natural for the picture.

As far as their outfits.. The candy cane stripes are way off compared to the others. But, then again, if they're in a play, it shows that they all have different parts and their own pieces in the play.

I think you did a very, very nice job, and it looks like you put a lot of time and detail in this. I especially like the detail in their dresses and hair.
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The characters are perfect choices for the artwork at hand. I love the detail in each character as well as the choice of age for each character making the two younger ones adult age while keeping usage youthful. I think you do have the potential to sell fan art at conventions and whatnot since this is high quality, I would purchase a glossy print of this. The colors and pencil strokes are wonderful while the poses are right from the nutcracker.
The only con to the image is the choice of candy cane for the bottom character, it sort of stands out too much compared to the softer more blended colors of the other characters and costumes.
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IZZAME123 Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a cute drawing... But their legs are turned in! Their knees should be facing the audience, and their shoulders should be pressed down. hope this helps for future dance drawings! :-)
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enkeli19 Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
unfortunately I did karate, not dace lol my sister's the one who did ballet... not that she helps me with drawings and such. I did have references, but, seeing what the joints were doing was really hard. Under tights/skirts/tutus you can't see much.
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Really nice and cute miss.
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:iconlucariopokegirl457:
Pretty good, but next time if you draw ballet poses with characters, you might want to look at some references for posing. Two things that are off about it, one is is that usagi and the chick with purple hair (idk who that is) have their legs turned down in in arabesque and the other is chibiusa doesn't even look like she's posing for a ballet. Other then that, the picture is great. d^_^ :)
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smithers456 Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice job. :) I Love your use of colors. Very imaginative.
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