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Canon
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Canon EOS REBEL T2i
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1/99 second
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20 mm
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Jul 30, 2012, 8:27:38 AM
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Sword Dance 60x60 WIP by jialu Sword Dance 60x60 WIP by jialu
Sword Dance, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches
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Given 2013-06-23
:icon4lisx:
4lisx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconfangled-robin:
Fangled-Robin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
So impressive.
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:iconmotherofthestar:
MotheroftheStar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Beautiful
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:iconirish-mist:
Irish-Mist Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Greetings from South Africa! Love this ... uniquely beautiful. For me, it represents women's determination to take back their power & dignity while reconnecting to Gaia. It depicts women's inner strength, which is assertive and not aggressive, like male power. Awesome!
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:icongiulyblader:
Giulyblader Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
amaizing :)!!!
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:iconshenaniboom:
ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
What an elegant piece!
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:iconwickedprince:
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
This is lovely. The sweeping lines of her dress contrasted with the clean sharp lines of the sword. :)
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:iconcodex09:
codeX09 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I am remembering my childhood fantasies with this art. Nice one, Jialu!
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:iconthewhitekat:
TheWhiteKat Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Such great beauty and grace! Looooove it.^____^
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:iconwadeginn:
WadeGinn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. I love it
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:icondacuman:
Dacuman Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
BRAVO ! *w*
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:iconluft-caverznovich:
LUFT-CAVERZNOVICH Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
:O_o: Good ! :)
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:iconmerycom:
Merycom Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I lack the words ..... amazing
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:iconytsc:
YTSC Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing <3 ! love the flowing movement in her dress and the reflecting light on the sword
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:iconm-a-c-h-o:
m-a-c-h-o Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
marvelous jialu:-))) [link]
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:iconilonand:
ilonand Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
reminds me the paintings of Jacek Malczewski :)
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:iconilonand:
ilonand Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
wow, amazing!
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:iconsonofzion-jlm:
SonofZion-JLM Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Graceful!
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:iconbarbaramj:
barbaramj Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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:iconinferno-sensus:
inferno-sensus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing :love:
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:iconsense983:
sense983 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
姿態優美,氣氛很好。。。
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:iconti-design:
ti-DESIGN Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, that is so lovely. The motion in this is fantastic.
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:iconnochoiceleft:
NoChoiceLeft Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful composition, I love the amount of movement and grace in this!
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:icondomodog13:
Domodog13 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece is beautiful and graceful, very well executed.
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:iconjialu:
jialu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!

Thank you everyone for all your kind comments and attention. You have been more than generous, and I appreciate the time you took to tell me about how this painting made you feel. That's the real reward for an artist!

Many of you have asked about the work in progress status - actually after it was scanned I added one more glaze to the background, darkening the edges of the painting a little and focusing the eye on the gleaming sword, so technically this image doesn't represent the final state of the painting. However, because the glaze was still wet when I delivered it to the collector, I was not able to re-scan it. Perhaps I can have it photographed whenever it comes back to me for exhibition.

My publisher is considering this work for a limited edition, I'll know later this summer. I do not use dA's print service because I sell editions through established brick and mortar galleries who have been my devoted dealers for decades, and it seems unfair to bypass their hard work and loyalty. It's tough to be an artist, but I know how difficult it is to stay in business as a gallery too!

Thank you again for your support and love!
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:iconrockyhorrorpainting:
RockyHorrorPainting Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow... it is beautiful
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:iconc21:
C21 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! :heart:
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:iconfundelstein:
Fundelstein Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of Legend of the Black Scorpion a.k.a. The Banquet.
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:iconlaurentusvonsenin:
LaurentusVonSenin Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Beautiful composition!
I like the way the realism of the dancer dissolves into abstracted flowing motions and background.
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:iconzombie72:
zombie72 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
awesome. love the lighting...
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:iconzehel-ainsworth:
Zehel-Ainsworth Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow
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:iconkirschenwasser:
Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations to the well deserved DD! :happybounce:
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:iconjefflafferty:
JeffLafferty Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really nice work!
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow wonderful
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:iconcrowdevine:
CrowDevine Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats on the DD!!
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:iconwaterlily2544:
Waterlily2544 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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:iconveterilu:
VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist
:wow:
I mean :iconwowplz:

AWESOME!

What a Marvellous and magnificent artwork!
Congratulations :clap:
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:iconchibiolivi:
Chibiolivi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Cool
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconohallford:
ohallford Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
I see so much grace here...
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:iconxxprettyliar18xx:
Xxprettyliar18xX Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on the daily deviation!~ Keep up the good work. :iconthumbsupplz: :iconlainloveplz:
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:iconqueenofspades137:
QueenOfSpades137 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
It's the Lady of the Lake. She gave Arthur his sword Excalibur and was ruler of Avalon.
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:iconhawkieface:
Hawkieface Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Darling, that is no Wip. That is amazing already :heart:
Congrats on your DD :dalove:
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:iconlurveiynnha:
LurvEiYnNhA Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!
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:iconpika-nala:
Pika-Nala Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap... this is just amazing. She looks so real!
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:iconblacknoxstar:
BlackNoxStar Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hello I was just wondering if the finished piece is/was/will be for sale, thanks
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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i-haz-a-doodle-plex Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I love the movement. Also the brushstrokes in some places add character to the background. This is a beautiful painting! :D
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