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Lakme, oriental courtesan, receiving a visit... Aubrey made a special effort : he's clean-shaved... and bought flowers !


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ImperialRome Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
LaTupinette, why do you call her an oriental courtesan when she clearly is not of oriental origin? She's Caucasian right? This is not meant to be a confrontational question but it is just a query.
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes she is european ! But as a lot of courtesan from the Belle Epoque, she invented herself an extraordinary origine and dress to fit her fictionnal character. Some courtesan like Mata Hari has done the same.
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ImperialRome Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
So she's lying to this guy? L'homme n'est pas tres intelligent, paricularment avec les femmes.
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No she told him all the truth... but only to him. :)
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sudhirsgosavi Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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mimiss-dessin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
j'aime beaucoup l'ambiance !
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Merci ! :)
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JesnCin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow I love the staging in this. How the opened door light illuminates her face and how the mirror reveals who the visitor is. Excellent storytelling in one illustration, I've gotta say :D
That, and I love her hair so much. So classy.
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks !
I love to draw (and sometimes to wear) Gibson Girl hairstyle...
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JesnCin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
Haha, they're such a lovely hairstyle :]
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RoguishOne Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
!Que hermosa! This is a perfect example of the saying "a picture is worth a thousand words". ;)

The way Aubrey stands tall, perfectly coiffed & clean-shaven with the flowers held out front is the perfect body frame to the excited & expectant stare masking his slight nervousness. The way Lakme looks at him over her shoulder is inviting and it's heightened by the wide & alluring smile that parts her lips. Her smile is also one of knowing: knowing that she is in full control of the world inside her boudoir and only 1 man has been granted entry into this sacred inner sanctum.

What's amazing is the way that the reflections in the mirror are done at the perfect angle. I also love the extra-personal details you put in. The nod to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's work of Jane Avril, the photo of Captain Nemo on the nightstand, the statuette of Ganesh, and the picture on the mirror frame. How you can replicate previous work that you've done in such a small scale in another picture is extraordinary! There is a story of passion and joie de vivre that is begging to be told here. I can't wait to read all about it!

Once again, I am very impressed! :D
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a great moment for me every time I read one of your comments ! Thanks for spending so many time writing so nice comment ! Sorry for not answering as it deserve it but my english is very poor...

You're the first to notice the reference to Toulouse-Lautrec ! He's one of my favourites painter ! In fact, the portrait on the table is not the Captain Nemo, he's Lakme second husband, a maharaja. I haven't draw him yet... but he'll be probably inspired by my Captain Nemo drawing !
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RoguishOne Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I understand completely, but of course your work speaks for itself.

So, it appears I stand corrected about the nightstand portrait. I am also touched that I noticed the reference to Toulouse-Lautrec before anyone else. His work done at the Moulin Rouge was what drew me to his style and was 1 factor that brought out my appreciation for the can-can.

Once again, I love your latest drawing, keep up the good work.
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Velven Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, I love how much character you've managed to convey through just their expressions and posture. And the murky atmosphere is exactly what I always picture when I think of the Victorian period! :)
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ! From you, it's an honour ! :blush:
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Velven Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh but the honour is all mine! :) You have such a great eye for Victorian stuff.
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:blush:
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Dramira-Official Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love all the details of the background/room. Her stare and posture are inviting, sexy and a little naughty but I can definitely see her capturing the attention of many gentleman. The way he looks back at her and how she has a photo of him in her mirror makes me see a story here that's waiting to be told. :heart:
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're right. She captures the attention of many gentlemen but only one catches her...
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QueenieNirvana Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i find her sexy and dirty all at once. very good!
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ! I didn't want her dirty but... why not ? :)
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666Bruno Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
j'aime bien à part les ongles...
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
J'ai un peu foiré la colo de la main et ça l'a complètement déformée... C'est mon gros défi en ce moment : les mains qui ne ressemblent pas à des griffes !
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666Bruno Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
c'est compliqué les mains, un peu comme les chevaux...
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Les chevaux ça va ! 15 ans d'équitation et mon gros poney depuis 10 ans, j'ai bien compris comment c'était foutu.

(Ce que je dit est absurde. J'ai mes mains depuis toujours, je devrais les gérer à la perfection... :( )
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666Bruno Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
pas absurde mais rigolo (:
Il parait que le cheval est le truc le plus dur à dessiner.
dixit une personne qui a fait les Beaux Arts(pas moi :P).
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
C'est vrai que c'est pas évident. Mais je pense que c'est parce qu'on ne les fréquente pas assez :) Quand tu fais du cheval, tu les manipules, tu connais les muscles par coeur (bon j'avoue que j'ai oublié les noms depuis longtemps !) et surtout, tu sais comment ça marche...
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666Bruno Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
j'ai fait quelques rando à cheval, sans être un pro.
Je connais bien leurs sabots mais à part ça...
Et je suis bien incapable de les dessiner.
Mais tes remarques tiennent la route. (:
Mes chats sont plus ronds et faciles à dessiner :D
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LaTaupinette Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Par exemple les chats je suis nulle... J'en ai eu quelques un mais on était pas assez proche pour que je puisse l'observer sous toutes les coutures.
Dans la lignes des animaux galères à dessiner, je trouve que l'éléphant est beaucoup plus dur que le cheval !
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