This is something that I wanted to draw anyway, but when CrystalSabre asked me to join her contest (see here, and join! We need more entries! http://forums.fanart-central.net/viewtopic.php?t=42443
) I thought it was a good time to do it.
Because of the way this site works, I had to keep the image here a bit small so the little details are hard to see. For a larger image, please go here and fullview; http://k-pepper.deviantart.com/#/d48jm6v
I really wanted to capture not a dancing "pose" that looks like a pause between steps, people posing for a camera, but the actual motion in the dance, and the emotion. I feel like I managed to do that just a little bit here, so I'm satisfied that I've improved myself a little. :P
Well this took me awhile to draw and paint. The background gets less detailed as it goes back, mostly because I didn't want to take the focus away from the foreground.
Two characters from a recent RP: Davin and Mirabel on their wedding day. It's a universe of me and my boyfriend's creation, and I was attempting to come up with cultural traditions and clothing as I went.
Tradition is for the bride to wear a white dress (as in our culture) and for the groom to wear white pants, both to show purity. (Davin probably shouldn't have been wearing those pants, in that cause, but Mirabel forgives him for being a womanizer in his past. XD ) The red sash draped around Davin's neck is not fastened or tied in any way and falls off easy; Embreen tradition says that however many times the groom's wedding sash falls off during the celebration is how many children he and his new bride will have. Of course, this means that playful friends tend to teasingly pull it off all throughout the day!
The wraps around waist and ankles on him are more practical; it's a dry, dusty climate in Embreen, and that's designed to keep the grit and sand out. Long, billowing sleeves protect his arms from the sun. As he's not Embree, he'd probably end up with a mean sunburn. Were he Embree like Mirabel, he'd probably be sleeveless.
Those darned bricks took quite awhile. I'm glad they kinda looked aright in the end. :x The fullview is pretty large because, on the characters at least, there's quite a lot of detail that I wanted to show. Anyway! Enough rambling. I don't think anyone's still reading anyway.