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The Last Dance of Ishtar by lmorningstar The Last Dance of Ishtar by lmorningstar
Ishtar's Last Dance.

They say her eyes can enchant you into oblivion. They say that her hands trace the patterns of the universe, and that her smile tempts even the greatest gods.

And they say that Ishtar's dance is the last thing any being will want to see.

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This is, again, a collaboration of many things. . . brushes by Anna Sea , Annika Von Holdt, and Sarah; photographs by Mr. Jones, Mr. Triffo, and myself; and a digitally airbrushed painting of a woman entirely based on a photo by Joris van Daele (and some of the minute details are directly taken from the photo, as my skills in airbrushing are doubtful).

A flight of fancy that began while waiting for my research paper to print, and later evolved into my first piece in almost a month.

Inspired by the musings of a belletrist.

Full view is a must.
Enjoy.
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vorad0r Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
Thats pretty impressive, I love the colours and the model!
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burnchild Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly wonderful work! :clap:
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spiritsighs Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful!!! I love the brushwork and colors! The pose along with the bolts of lightening and waterfall makes it sooo powerful!
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gothfey Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2004
This is an awesome piece of work! The colors are amazing!
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kabandra Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2003
i love the blues and the emotion in it.. faving it =D
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greumach Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2003
Beautiful and a Fav . All the Best
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getcarter Featured By Owner May 25, 2003   Photographer
very nice, the colors are just the cherry ontop!
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magikfoto Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2003   Photographer
Amazing work. Great composition. Very original work of art. Hope you don't mind but I set it as my desktop backdrop. =) (Smile)
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superblaster Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2003
This is so cool. I've always wanted to do something like this, your a great inspiration, thanks heaps :) (Smile) Cookie
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kitsuneko Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice. the description reminds me of neil gaiman's "the sandman" where dream and del went to ishtar to ask where destruction is...
:D (Big Grin) i love the seamless rendtion of this. great job!
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love1008 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2003
beautiful coloring and composition :) (Smile)
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tigaer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
oh hell yeah... such a pic in a poster version would be incredible. excellent colors... great manip. skills in there... very good job creating this one =) (Smile)
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nebelkriegerin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2003
The last dance ov Ishtar, the Goddess ov Birth and Death. The Last Dance til her Rebirth. Her arms raise to Heavens and twirl in passion and desire. The Sacred Mother ov the Sacred War Harlots, the milky way to Oblivion.

Love it.

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davecoy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2003   Photographer
The word freedom jolts to the center of my mind. Superb work again Nina. I love the feeling this gives me!!
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pottymonkey Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2003
Silly duck, I am. I quite like it, really. It stands apart from your other pieces. Six thumbs up! :) (Smile)
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belletrist Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2003
Sensuality under roses and violets and morning dew. In your mind there is a large place for sentiment, thoughts and dreams. You shine Heart
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eilidh Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
This is most impressive, my dear Nina! Beautiful composition, well-blended in a dream-like manner. Perhaps the body is a little sharp, though? It might have been more fitting if the outlines were softer.
As for the colouration... the complementary hues (blue/sepia) work wonderfully.

For your concepts I have no comments; they are always brilliant and deep. Keep it up!
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n05feratu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Intense... :p (Lick)
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lapislazuli Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2003
Spectacular! One of the most stunning among your pieces. Heart
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dark-echo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2003
Very beautiful composition indeed, not to mention an amazing choice of colours. Those whites and blues combine very well with the slight touch of gold to bring out the essence of the piece and really bring focus to the beauty of Ishtar. Her pose with her arms reaching for the sky is both very sensual and elegent as well as powerful in a way because of the lightning flowing towards her hands. I really like what you did with the background too. The big crashing waves create a seamless blend between the sky and the water basin belong, giving the whole a very smooth transition +favlove
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DaggerPoint Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
I love the way each element of the image complements each other. Truly, an artist at work. ;) (Wink)
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raphi-kun Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2003
Aaaah......+fav
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ladymorgana Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2003  Professional Photographer
great work indeed!
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onestar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2003
Oh, my, yes!

This is wonderfully done! A beautiful piece, to be sure.

Lovely!
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aash Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2003  Professional Filmographer
coool
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lady-iguana Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2003
Very nice! :) (Smile)
I really like the background, the colors and photos that you used! I only think that Ishtar could look a little more spectaculair. I'm not quite shure how you should do that. But altogether it looks really nice! :) (Smile)
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pixelthork Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2003
really good :D (Big Grin)
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