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Nadia Belly Dancer by mayorlight Nadia Belly Dancer by mayorlight
My half of an art trade with :iconspyhunter29:

He asked me to draw Nadia from The Secret of Blue Water as a belly dancer. Yeah, nothing new for me, considering my reputation for drawing belly dancers. Although this time, I really wanted to capture the look of a "belly roll" undulation move.

It'd been a while since I'd gotten in touch with my inner Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. I haven't watched The Secret of Blue Water, the original Neon Genesis Evangelion remains one of my all-time favorite animes, particularly for Sadamoto-san's character designs.

Penciled, inked by hand, colored in PS CS2.

Working Music: Paula Abdul, Forever Your Girl (album)

Edit 7/15/15: Added her signature Blue Water pendant, adjusted the sky color to be a bit more purple to complement all the reds in her skin and outfit, adjusted the highlights and shades for an overall "less saturated" look.

Nadia (c) Gainax
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jmarkoff2 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
adorable
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Scorching-Whirlwind Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
Sexy
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:iconmayorlight:
mayorlight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. That is what I strive for.
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wbd Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work- I like the freeflowing lines and feel of motion.
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:iconmayorlight:
mayorlight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks dude.
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I like that she has a belly roll in progress!
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mayorlight Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. It was a little tricky to pull off without making her look pregnant.
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:iconprimordialnothingnes:
She has a chubby belly
Very sexy
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:iconmayorlight:
mayorlight Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was actually trying to depict an undulation AKA "belly roll".
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:iconprimordialnothingnes:
Aha
Well i assumed it was something like that
Way too slender to be chubby
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saintfighteraqua Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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:iconmayorlight:
mayorlight Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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BigMac1212 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Love her outfit.
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:iconmayorlight:
mayorlight Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I went for something similar (at least in color) to her signature look.
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:iconkittyocean:
kittyocean Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful colouring (your art, as always, is awesome as a whole)
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:iconmayorlight:
mayorlight Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Kitt!

I hope to get a better grip on backgrounds next - I've used the plain "empty space" far too often.
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