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Salome by sinhalite Salome by sinhalite
This is probably my most detailed artwork so far. Some parts took ages to make :-) For those who don't know: Salome was the daughter of Herodias, a beautiful woman whose erotic dance led to John the Baptist's death.

I know her pose is a bit exaggerated, but i like the composition and mood it gives to the painting.

All painted in photoshop, no photomanipulation or painting over. Some reference used for anatomy and jewelery, nothing significant though. I just watched bellydancers photos and movies.

I cannot say how long it took me as I painted this in my spare time with loots of interruptions in between. 40h maybe. I hope you'll like it.

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:iconbrietolga:
brietolga Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW... it's so stunning!
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:iconjmarkoff2:
jmarkoff2 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Perfect belly dance.
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:iconmeghsdad:
meghsdad Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
exceptional, subtle
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:iconfelipe400:
Felipe400 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Breathtaking! Amazing work!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gosh you are totally worldclass, so glad i discovered your inspiring art, thank you, you are fabulous, i have a lot to learn...
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:icondeca8:
DeCa8 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
very detailed, so nice! and the light is very good :)
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:iconpatrykwojciechowicz:
PatrykWojciechowicz Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Fotorealistycznie. Zdumiewające :). Podziwiam kunszt.
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:iconsoap4:
soap4 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Very sexy...
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:iconxferni:
xFerni Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
SO GREAT!!!
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:icondanpoch:
DanPoch Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Tantalizing without being overt. I love the wispyness of the scarf she's dancing with. Her face too indicates she's lost in the dance herself.
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:iconssj8goku:
ssj8goku Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
I can tell. very nice.
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:iconvladimirschmidt:
VladimirSchmidt Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful, so soft...
And very nice lightning!
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:iconspillsin:
Spillsin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful job ~ very very good :heart:
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:icondionisante:
Dionisante Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good!!!
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:icondawn-mcteigue:
Dawn-McTeigue Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love this piece! the glow of the fire on her skin & cloth is just fantastic! Beautiful work!!!!!
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MasterOfAvantgarde Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You must do more like this piece of art!
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:iconasylum0080:
asylum0080 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
phenominal
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bolsterr Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
mistichal
great artisit you are !
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:iconsinhalite:
sinhalite Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-) Looking at it now I can see so many anatomical mistakes (I hope it means artistic growth), but it's still one of my faves.
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:iconphuongaloha:
phuongaloha Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Gorgeous!
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:iconsinhalite:
sinhalite Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmanlivs:
MANLIVS Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap. This is incredible work. Great subject, masterful execution. I did a Salome sketch 11 years ago [link] and while it doesn't begin to compare to this masterpiece, I am glad to find someone else who finds the character fascinating.
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:iconsinhalite:
sinhalite Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I like your drawing, it's very emotive!
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:iconmanlivs:
MANLIVS Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! How was Egypt?
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:iconsinhalite:
sinhalite Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great, really relaxing :-)
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:iconmanlivs:
MANLIVS Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet!
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:iconkythinax:
Kythinax Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I have often tried to imagine how beautiful (or enticing) Salome must have been for Herod to give in to her the way he does. This captures it nicely.
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:iconsinhalite:
sinhalite Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconiosifchezan:
IosifChezan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
superb! :)
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:iconsinhalite:
sinhalite Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnoack-art:
Noack-Art Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
pretty realistic. Kinda different to your other artworks ^^
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:iconsinhalite:
sinhalite Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Diversity is the key ;-)
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:iconnoack-art:
Noack-Art Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
That's true =)
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:iconshaunrodriguez29:
shaunrodriguez29 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
love it!!!
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:iconsinhalite:
sinhalite Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :-)
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:iconshaunrodriguez29:
shaunrodriguez29 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
perfect!
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:iconindramjha:
IndraMJha Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
she is so beautiful !
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:iconsinhalite:
sinhalite Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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:iconzasalamell:
Zasalamell Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Very good! I love how you treated the texture.
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:iconsinhalite:
sinhalite Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconphotopoetgurl:
photopoetgurl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
very cool! I can't decide if what's covering her chest is her hair or some kind of shell... it's almost kinda cleaver to let it be both.
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:iconsinhalite:
sinhalite Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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TheDarkCount Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
All of your hardwork has certainly paid off in this picture. Although I admit the obvious sexuality was what drew me in, it was the playing with the light and dark colors that allowed me to admire the image for what it is. I admire the touches of the candle light on her bare skin but it's the head covering and the jewelry and how those objects play with the light and dark that I truly admire. The bits of light on her jewelry and the way it differs from the light on her skin is what really brings the image out. The real icing on the cake is the length of silk behind her. The tranaparent fabric is both smoke and apparition and nearly as sensual as the woman holding it.
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sinhalite Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's very rare here to read such comments (usually ends at "awesome", which is not bad at all but doesn't tell much about viewer's feelings). It is really precious for me. Thank you :hug:
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:iconmoryane:
Moryane Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Elle est magnifique!
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:iconsinhalite:
sinhalite Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Merci :-)
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Social-Misfit Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
This is absolutely gorgeous! The way you did the lighting and the hair detail is superb. You made her beautiful and sexy without being objectifying at all :D I think this is my favorite of yours, or tied with your mermaid.
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:iconsinhalite:
sinhalite Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I hope to make more artwork like this in the nearest time :-)
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:iconcevra:
cevra Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
tek kelime ile mükemmel ;)
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:iconsinhalite:
sinhalite Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Çok teşekkür ederim :-)
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