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Volleyball Geisha by MichaelBeckett Volleyball Geisha by MichaelBeckett
One geisha volleyball player. I actually got a complaint a while back that my drawings were quote-sexist-unquote, which is bizarre and insulting. If you look at the women I draw, you'll notice one major theme - they're almost exclusively assertive, strong, and generally ass-kicking in nature. If portraying strong, beautiful women is sexist, then something is seriously wrong with that word.

So anyway, this piece is supposed to be sort of an extreme expression of that attitude - pretty ladies who kick no small amount of butt. A geisha, considered pretty much the height of elegant lady-ship, combined with a combative pose and attitude. Plus volleyball, because I can't resist being bizarre. In other news, I decided against the Yakuza tattoos. Couldn't get 'em to look right. Oh well. Its not like this piece doesn't break enough of the geisha rules of appearance as it is.

(Edit: Fixed the shoes, thanks to the advice of the wonderful and talented Mvmarcz ( [link] ), who is awesome.)
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zerry Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
Awesome foreshortening and equally awesome concept =D
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Fashionablyquiet Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
I dont see you as a sexist at all. This is a great picture by the way. Love the pose.
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MichaelBeckett Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
Heh, thanks! Yeah, I'm of the opinion that the lady in question just needed something to complain about.
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Mvmarcz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like it but my only issuse is there's nothing holding her shoes on her feet
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MichaelBeckett Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
Bah. Yeah, I know. I'm debating whether or not to fix it. I hate finishing something and then going "...Oh wait."
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Mvmarcz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol easiest way : black ties, not in need of any real shading and it's just like drawing two lines :D
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MichaelBeckett Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
Hm. Not a bad idea. Thanks!
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yatsu Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
those pants ARE serious. but what's really famous is the toenails. the foot shading in general. kicks ass.
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MichaelBeckett Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
I'm actually really happy with the feet. Normally I'm not so good with feet, but it came out good.

[OMGWTFEET]
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yoboseiyo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
those pants are the stuff of gods.

and the hair?
that hair is the best hair i've ever seen you do.
it's awsome. it looks like her hair is irridecent silver.


:+fav:!
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