Friday, March 29, 2013

Space Dame: Dasha (3-29-13) SOLD

Dasha, Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol, $44.95

For Dasha, one benefit of being an Officer of the Space Patrol is that it's allowed her to acquire an impressive collection of alien sex toys during her travels.  Unfortunately, they don't stay hidden under her bed very well when the artificial gravity is turned off.

12 comments:

  1. Hmm...I bet Dasha would have quite a bit of fun comparing notes with Barbarella on the assortment of goodies featured here! Also reminds me of a rather bizarre Japanese film called "Sayonara Jupiter", which also featured weightless activities. Nice job capturing that feel of weightlessness, by the way, and Dasha fills the canted space well...I can almost hear the "Blue Danube Waltz" playing in the background!

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    1. Interesting, I'd never heard of "Sayonara Jupiter" before. I'll have to look into it!

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  2. I agree with Severian that you captured the feeling of weightlessness very well. The floating drops of 'mystery' fluid around Dasha were a very nice detail. It is also a nice detail that the toys are floating in different visual planes, with some pointing towards us, and others towards the side or the back of the picture.

    My only slightly negative comment is that Dasha's left leg looks slightly off. I think it is the way her knee looks. It makes her leg look like it is bending backwards.

    I know you were going for what I would call making her look pigeon toed or knock kneed, where her foot in pointed inward, causing her knee to also be pointed inward, as opposed to in front of her like normal. Kinda like a little kid that has to pee and is trying to hold it in. But her knee looks all the way twisted around to the back as opposed to just pointing inward.

    It is a very minor thing, and I had to look at the picture for a minute for it to become obvious, so it's not glaring problem that detracts from the overall picture, it's just one of those things that someone might notice if they really study the picture, because they have no life, like me.

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    1. Thanks, glad you liked it! I'm even more glad you pointed out the leg position. You're right in that it was the look I was going for, to give the shot a little more character, but that I probably went too far and should've left it a little straighter towards the camera. Thanks for the observation, after all, how else am I supposed to learn?

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    2. I don't know...I can see what scasey64 is saying above, and if you just look at the knee, I think it can look as he described. However, the angle of the left foot and toes balances out the turn of the leg so as to make the knee appear to be pointing inward as was apparently originally intended. If we were looking at the back of the knee, I think we would also be seeing the bottom of Dasha's foot, with her heel coming forward and the order of her toes going in the opposite direction, if that makes any sense. Anyway, good discussion!

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    3. No, you make perfect sense Severian.

      I could see the foot going both ways, that's why I debated about even mentioning it. If you assume that what we are seeing is the bottom of Dasha's foot then it would follow with the perception knee appearing to bend backwards.

      But if you assume that what we are seeing is the top of Dasha's foot then it follows that the knee is just turned inward.

      That's why I said it was a minor thing, because it came down to interpretation.

      When I looked at the left foot I saw the shaded mark to be the bottom of the her foot because there is a similar shading mark on the bottom of Dasha's right foot. So that made the left foot appear to be backwards just like the knee.

      It is like that optical illusion I have seen where you look at this silhouette of a ballerina spinning. If you look at it one way she is spinning clockwise, but if you look at it another way she is spinning counter clockwise.

      So I can't disagree with anything you said and based on Andy's explanation your answer is probably closer to the truth, but as you said it is a good discussion

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    4. You guys are awesome! One of the biggest problems I have is the tendency to see what I've drawn as "what I want to see" rather than as it actually appears. Scasey64's observation is an extremely good one, as I would agree that although the silhouette is fine, the shading used between the two feet is much too similar. More clearly defined shading would've added clarity to either foot, and a slight change to the lines would've helped, too. As I don't have any formal art training, observation and discussion like what you guys did here is worth it's weight in gold to me- thanks a ton, both of you!

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  3. Dasha doesn't need to other planets to find alien sex toys:

    http://www.aliendildos.com/

    LOL!!!

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    1. Oh, wow- you're right! Yikes! Guess I should've realized that they'd be out there somewhere, eh?

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    2. Maybe you could sell them some of your designs. ;-)

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  4. The one with the joystick is just hilarious, makes you wonder just how it operates. And how you'd operate it on Dasha. xD

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    1. Yeah, I thought that one was pretty entertaining. And with the joystick pointed away like that, she can easily use it all by herself- how convenient!

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