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Black Swan by disdaindespair Black Swan by disdaindespair
would you have believed it if i were to tell you i've always wanted to be a ballerina? it's true which is weird because i hate dancing. i've always been fascinated in the arts of ballet so i had to draw this picture when i saw it.

sorry guys no WIPs because i drew it in one sitting.

-- meks

duration: 4 hours

media: graphite and carbon pencils

size: 9" x 12" on arches watercolor paper

"hold me closer tiny dancer
count the headlights on the highway
lay me down in sheets of linen
you had a busy day today." -- elton john "tiny dancer"
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XachoryC Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Would you mind if I use this as a drawing reference if when I post it I mention you?
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go for it! You don't even have to credit me... I don't really care for stuff like that. Though I'd love to see your version so let me know when you upload it. :D
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XachoryC Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Okay! I know some people like to be credited and some just want to see what others come up with! So I'll make sure you get to see it (:
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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Moreno-A88 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Moreno-A88 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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kelseyganous Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Super cute!
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Wonderful concept.
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riotkim Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE!!!!!
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! and thanks for the :+fav: :D
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Papkalaci Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
wow... a like foot...
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha thank you very much :D
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N0rks Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing! I love all the details and the perspective :aww: I also like the punk jewelry you stuck in, because I think ballet is very cool but other people don't think so (I have no idea why :B). For some reason, the pointe and the punk jewelry goes really wel together!
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! i agree with you, ballet is a beautiful work of art and it is so under appreciated. :D
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N0rks Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! It is! :)
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconlovepinkplz:Hi, I've featured you in my journal!:iconpinklilyplz:
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Spydi-mel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool:highfive:
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww.. thank you! :D
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
I don't know why I didn't see this the last time I stalked your gallery :shrug:
...but I :heart:LOVE:heart: it!
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw.. thank you very much! :D
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FirexChicken Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
This is one of my favorite drawings ever! I can't stop looking at it! It looks like a photograph, just like all of your other drawings ^
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you bunches rebecka! you are way too good to me :D
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HolyDemonKnight Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Next you got to draw my Iron Maiden shoes!!!! I would love oyu even more if you did!! haha Amazing work as always Meks! :)
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha.. iron maiden on ballerina shoes? that would be some shit haha. i can draw some chunks or slip ons with some iron maiden on them? i don't know..
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HolyDemonKnight Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahahaha i was talking about the slip ons or chucks haha i have some i need to complete the collection though :(
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Draw MY foot ha! Awesome work here :D:D
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha.. thank you rick!
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GuardNinja Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
oh m GEE its so lovable!
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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GuardNinja Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
No problem lol
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RaveGates Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing i love it.
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you rave! :D
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RaveGates Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problemo.
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MissLadyWhite Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
love the angle!
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you keira! :D
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oranges994 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww this is so beautiful and the title is really deep... i like ballet becuase it reminds me of maaqerade and stuff which i love ... i did a school art project on ventian masks it was so fun :P... i love this! :D
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you rida! i didn't know what to title it so i thought black sheep of the ballerinas would be a black swan then? haha.. i don't know i'm retarded.

dude.. i loveeeeeee masks!!! i just have this weird thing for masks and they freak my husband out. i always threaten to go buy some fake glass eyeballs and stick them in the eye socket holes of the masks on my wall so they can watch him roam about the house haha. what kind of project did you do? like did you make it and paint it? ahh.. you and i can talk shop into the next decade!
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oranges994 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaahhh rihgt that makes sense lool the thought process is cool :D hey all great people were retarded :) (according to Hangover... uve seen it right :P?)
yhh!!! theyre amazing! haha my brother doesnt like coming in my room becuase of them haha :P ohh dear ur poor husband lol the glass eyes would be cool! id get like grey i think :P... i went to venice in one of my school holidays and there were stalls full of beautiful masks im just soinlove with the whole idea of behing behind them and the big dresses and stuff :P
Well i took Art in highschool adn my exam project was on cultures i choose Venetian culture so i did paintings drawing i made masks out of wire clay and everything and i also made a ball gown it was tiring but fun!... haha we sooo goood :D i cant talk bout this stuff to my friends at school theyre all into maths :/ haha, when i get my exam work back ill hopefully put it up (my work on da is SO old and bad hehe nvm :D)
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have yet to see the hangover. i have it on my netflix queue somewhere in the 200's of my list haha. i haven't been making much time for movies and shows lately but 3 of my tv series are premiering next month so i need to free up some time for them.

well, i was thinking of getting like fire lava red glass eye balls so the masks can look demonic! haha.. i know.. i'm so rude like that... and retarded. :p

dude you even made a gown???? so freaking awesome!!! i love costumes too. i usually dress up for our renaissance faire here in california and for the dicken's victorian fair too. my mother in law, vickey, and her cousin, aunt trudy, are both seamstresses. aunt trudy works for the university here in our town making costumes for all the plays they hold at the theater. vickey and aunt trudy would make me a new costume every other year or so.

i would love to see your new work as well. why haven't you been posting any new stuff up then? *cough* slacker *cough*. i'm kidding :D
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oranges994 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O when u watch it remember what i said :P aww i know this summer i planned on watching alll these shows and i didnt get a chance too but i rewatched 500 days of summer like 5 times :D ahh good luck with the Tv schedual!

oooo fire red :D niice thatd be really creepy haha

yhh it wasnt too difficult... wikipedia answers is a life savour :P i just typed in ball gown and there was a 7-step guide to making a silk gown :D i was like WOW and my aunty was also a seamstress! and my mum could so... so she likes to think haha... costumes are great fun :) lucky! u go to a renaissance faire?! whats that like... i dont think they have them in Manchester maybe London not sure aah such a creative family! haha

haaha aww thnaks i will try too as soon as i get it off my school... LOL yes i am guilty :/ but i also keep giving away work without scanning it first :| bad habit haha
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