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Ermine Odalisque by RJBartrop Ermine Odalisque by RJBartrop
Who'd have thought a naked ermine would require rendering so much fabric? Commission inspired by Ingres' Reclining Odalisque.
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:iconseadog-driftwood:
Quelle belle hermine! Elle est adorable!
(What a beautiful ermine! She's adorable!)
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Moonshine15 Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want you do draw me like one of your French ermines
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perfesser-bear Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning. The shading on fur and fabric are almost beyond belief.

But seriously, how many of your followers would even know who would know -- or care, for that matter -- who Ingres was (one of the most outstanding practitioners of Neoclassicism of his time -- even if he never received the honors he was due in his lifetime) or recognize an hommage to a painting nearly 200 years old? Actually, I might be quite surprised; some of the folks on DA are well educated. Considering that one long-standing criticism of Ingres' Grande Odalisque was that her back was inhumanly long (some have said by as many as five vertebrae), the choice of an Ermine is quite interesting -- since they have such long backs, anyway. Or was that your intent?

For those still scratching their heads, an odalisque is a female slave to a Turkish Harem.

P.S. Yes, I sat through two Fine Arts History courses. I needed the professor from the first session to sign off that I had completed the course, but, well, the building I registered in was named after him, so I got stuck. Then I saw the professor for the second course. She could pose nude for me, anytime!
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BlackHoleInAJar Feb 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
FINALLY! An artistic nude that's artistic!
You did a great job on the fur's silky texture. I love her face.
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:iconwilder78:
Well, very very nice! :)
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:iconcloudchasershaconage:
I like a good artistic nude *tailwags*
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:iconsqueekaboo:
Wow! The fabrics really do look amazing.
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DragonStrider Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just cannot stop faving it.
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