tribal bellydancer painting

I can't wait until this painting dries, so I can take a proper picture of it that isn't shiny.


Six hours, from life, over two weeks. I'm very happy with how this one turned out, and Sabrina, the model, liked it too, which was a great compliment. We had fun chatting during the breaks. It's interesting to me how the paintings of models I know and get along with turn out whole orders of magnitude better than the ones where I don't know the model at all. There's something about making that connection that helps me immensely in getting a read on who they are and what they're about, and I think it shows in the resulting work.

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