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Far Apart and Yet Together by ArtyAMG Far Apart and Yet Together by ArtyAMG
TITLE: We Are Far Apart and Yet Together
(Modern Dancer Limited Editions #1 and #2)

My parents and I live on opposite coasts of the U.S. I have not seen them for over a year, and so it was really a treat to have them visit me and my family this week.

Both figures were painted as I enjoyed my parents' company. The red dancer figure was painted to represent an Asian dancer, and it is a present to my mom. :)



WORK DESCRIPTION:
This figure pair is a uniquely painted version of the 'Modern Dance Free Expression' sculpt. The figures is approximately 1/8-scale, measuring 7-7/8 inches (20 cm) tall. I sculpted this figure, mold and cast them in resin by myself, and painted the resin figures. The sculpting process can be seen here: 'From Gymnast to Ballerina WIP'.

The subsequent mold-making and casting these two figures took place from 8/28/09 to 9/11/09. The model prep took place from 9/14 to 9/22. And the painting of the two figures were expedited and done at the same time from 9/23 to 9/24, so that I could give the red figure to my mom. I keep the blue-green figure.
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:iconband-geek24:
Band-Geek24 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Absolutely breathtaking, and what a great story behind this work. :)
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Persephone-Galea Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Really good job Honey, both looks so realistic and a really wonderful color choice. =) I can really understand that you parents are very happy about it. ^-^
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pril Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
There is no way i could give you a proper critique but what i can say is in your comments.
umm
WOW i thought it was photo of some dancers i'm in dance classes as a friend of mine owns the studio so i get classes for her music mixing for competition.
Anyway you captured a great dance move on top of the body of the dancers.!
i'm amazed how you got the little detials. like the added skin near the rear end when the leg lifts just amazing!
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goddessartist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Oh I LOVE this composition of them together. Beautiful.
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:iconkahunaliu:
Kahunaliu Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
That is beautiful! The skin-tone and the texture of their outfits are stunning! Very life-like looking! Very cool! :)
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:iconartyamg:
ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Thanks for the compliment! :worship:
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:iconkahunaliu:
Kahunaliu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
:)
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:iconcalmocean:
CalmOcean Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure your mom will love her gift. They are both well done.
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:icondream-scapes:
Dream-Scapes Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
love texture on the outfits, and their expressions are really beautiful :heart:
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:iconartyamg:
ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Thanks. :D
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SDA-MessengersOracle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, they're so beautiful. =D :hug: The muscle toning is awesome as is the skin tone but the paint looks a bit thick in places but I don't know, maybe it's the cast? ~goes up and looks again~ It may indeed be the cast in that it may not have been sanded enough but don't worry, they're still stunning. =) Never could I dream of doing anything like this so ubber kudos to you. :dance:
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:iconartyamg:
ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Thank you sooo much for the detailed feedback! :hug:
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:iconsda-messengersoracle:
SDA-MessengersOracle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awe, you're welcome hon. ^_^ :hug:
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
These are great, but since you asked for a critique, I might have to say the super shininess of the hair makes it look either fake or greasy not really appealing.
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:iconartyamg:
ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Thank you for the constructive feedback. :)
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:iconcosmic-empress:
Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
:)
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:iconkonoko1990:
Konoko1990 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
It's always nice to give the art you've taken time to do to give to someone. I like the skin tone of the left one, and the blue to green blend in the costume is lovely. ^_^
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:iconartyamg:
ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
My parents are happy with how they turned out. Originally, I was intending on a more subtle color scheme, but once painting started, my original color scheme was nowhere to be found. You are the first (besides me) who liked the redhead's skintone. :lol:
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:iconkonoko1990:
Konoko1990 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Aww that's nice, parent's are the best. ^_^ Yeah I was going to say when I picture a ballerina, she would be wearing a pastel pink suit and a puffy tutu. XD It's because I prefer the peachy white skintone, more then the tanned one as it feels more natural. ^_^
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3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how you've shaped their arms and legs. It looks really polished and everything is well defined.

Just brilliant. :D
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:iconartyamg:
ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Thank you for appreciating the result of lots hard work. :worship:
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Doksuri Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
I love the texture of their outfits! It's very life like :)
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:iconartyamg:
ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Thanks very much. It was fun painting the outfits. :D
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:iconasraphel:
Asraphel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh... My God.... You're a genious, man! They look like real!! O.O *blink*
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:iconartyamg:
ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Thank you very much for the great compliment! :worship:
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:iconairship-trader:
Airship-Trader Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so these do stand on their own?? just curious.

happy to know your parents visited! must have been fun
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:iconartyamg:
ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Both figures are free-standing because there is a support pin under the straight leg, and each has her own stand.
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Airship-Trader Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ah. makes sense now, thank you.
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Bluudy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
It looks like poetry.....

Weel done my friend!!!
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:iconartyamg:
ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Very happy that you liked the result. :D
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:iconcdlitestudio:
cdlitestudio Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
very cool arty!
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:iconartyamg:
ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Glad you like the result. :D
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:iconcdlitestudio:
cdlitestudio Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
I do :)
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trumi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
You made a truly
realistic job.
I must call it
the two soul embranced
in a dance,silence and this proves the power of coopoeration and balanced order !!!
:clap:
:+favlove:
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:iconartyamg:
ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Very happy that you appreciate meanings of the work. :bow:
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:icontrumi:
trumi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Fruits of your work are like golden apples-Prima sort !!!
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:iconjescallie:
JesCallie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
wow, great work :)
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:iconartyamg:
ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Thank you for being the first one to comment on my figure pair. :bow:
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