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New Artwork: Geisha Doll

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Katie Badenhorst, Geisha Doll, 2012.

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New artwork in my portfolio and my print shop.

“This work plays with the contrast between naked and clothed, which is also the line between human and animal.
In some ways it is the same distinction that gets made between an artistic nude and a pornographic image,
to separate the human and the sexual object. The cat mask is subtle reference to Japanese slang, with ‘neko’ being the term for the femme in a lesbian relationship.”

This work took about two months to complete working on and off.

Here’s a look at the of making this work:  Linework ColoringShading and Highlights and Extra Details and Final Atmospheric Shading.

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New Artwork: Siren

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“This work was inspired the Japanese folktales of ghosts (yūrei), and in particular those of vengeful spirits (onryō).
These ghosts are inevitably female, defined by their distinctive white kimono, and long tangled black hair.
Although originating in the Edo period, the “Japanese ghost” continues to remain a staple of popular culture. While contemporary horror such The Ring and The Grudge has helped to popularize the stereotype in the West.”

This work took about a month and a half to complete.

Here’s a short look at the of making this work: Siren: Linework in Progress, and  Siren: Coloring in Progress.

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New Artwork: Kitsune

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“In Japanese myth foxes who live long lives can acquire supernatural powers. Over time they grow extra tails, until they have nine.
These fox spirits are tricksters, who might pocess young women.
They also have the ability to appear human, and there are stories of men you have fallen in love and even married foxes only to realize later that they were deceived.”

You can see some close-ups and images of the work in progress on the same page.

This work took about a month and a half to complete.

Here’s an in depth look at the making of this work: Work in Progress OneTwoThreeFourFive and Six.

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New Artwork: Studio Shoot (Mirai Version)

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New artwork in my portfolio. It’s an addition to my series Studio Shoot.

“ This series of work is set in a studio and shows a central character dressing up in various costumes. Unlike most cosplay which is a form of self-expression I wanted to make it clear that this was done for the camera. And that in turn it was for you: the ultimate viewer.
While most of the outfits in this series are modeled after specific characters, they are characters that fall into very specific types: the cat-girl, the nurse and the idol.”

You can see some close-ups and images of the work in progress on the same page.

This work took two weeks to complete.

Here’s an in depth look at the making of this work: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7 and Day 8.

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New Artwork: Fairy Tale

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So it’s finally done. My new artwork Fairy Tale in my portfolio.

“Within anime and manga ‘platonic yuri’ is a genre of lesbian romance.
In this genre platonic affection and devotion between the lead female characters is as strong and deep as romantic love.
This ‘girl love’ is pre-sexual, innocent and chaste.”

You can see some close-ups and images of the work in progress on the same page.

This work took about two months to complete (yes it almost killed me).

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New Artwork: Koi amongst the Lotuses

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New artwork in my portfolio.

“This work is my interpretation of the quintessential oriental pin-up.
It was also an attempt at a simpler composition, reminiscent of traditional Japanese ukiyo-e.”

You can see some close-ups and images of the work in progress on the same page.

This work took about three weeks to complete.

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New Series of Artwork: Studio Shoot

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New series of artwork in my portfolio:

Studio Shoot (Maid Version)
Studio Shoot (NurseVersion)
Studio Shoot (MikuVersion)
Studio Shoot (NekoVersion)

“ This series of work is set in a studio and shows a central character dressing up in various costumes. Unlike most cosplay which is a form of self-expression I wanted to make it clear that this was done for the camera. And that in turn it was for you: the ultimate viewer.
While most of the outfits in this series are modeled after specific characters, they are characters that fall into very specific types: the cat-girl, the nurse and the idol.”

Each work in the series took about two weeks to complete.

Any comments are welcome.

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New Artwork: The Destruction of Tokyo

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New artwork in my portfolio.

“Built in 1958 the Tokyo Tower is one of Tokyo’s most iconic structures. It has been the location of climactic battles between Godzilla, Mothra and King Kong (King Kong Escapes) being frequently destroyed and rebuilt. Ironically the sight of famous attractions being destroyed is known to promote tourism and cities compete for the privilege.”

You can see some close-ups and images of the work in progress on the same page.

This work took about three and a half weeks to complete.

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New Artwork: Picnic on the Grass

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New artwork in my portfolio.

“Hanami (lit. flower viewing) is the tradition of watching the cherry blossoms fall while eating and drinking.
This is my interpretation of a ‘West meets East’ picnic.”

You can see some close-ups and images of the work in progress on the same page.

This work took about three weeks to complete.

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New Artwork: Flaming Lolita

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New artwork in my portfolio.

“In this work a lolita raises her dress to display her striped panties. A fetish for striped panties (or shimapan) rapidly spread through otaku culture, quickly becoming an established visual meme. Anime and manga capitalized on the panties’ popularity and depicted characters wearing them, inevitably helping to further the trend.”

You can see some close-ups and images of the work in progress on the same page.

This work took about a week and a half to complete.

Any comments are welcome.