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Dance of the Orange Blossom by KatieHofgard Dance of the Orange Blossom by KatieHofgard
Finished commission for Victoria, from Thursday's on demand stream!  I got pretty carried away in a good way with this one, and part way through I realized why I liked the concept so much.  I did a drawing around 2003 to 2005 of a female canine character in a red skirt twirling, and I remember really liking the drawing at the time.  It's fun to revisit old concepts, even when it happens subconsciously.  Credit for the title for this one goes to Silana, thanks for the great title idea!

Work in progress shots here - eskiworks.tumblr.com/post/8496…

Thank you to syccas-stock for the use of her Fiery Fairy Dances stock - syccas-stock.deviantart.com/ar…
12 hours in Photoshop CS6 with an Intuos 3 tablet
Textures by Hibbary - hibbary.deviantart.com/
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:iconmercenaryblade:
MercenaryBlade Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love it! Almost think I here music.
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RoninDemonWolf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
beautiful color and art work. love the way the dress just flows through the picture.
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:iconfire-wolf-arts:
Fire-Wolf-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Point commission??
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nope!
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Art-Eli Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow, i like sooo much how the dress pops up from the whole pic..it's stunning!
the hand is something gorgeous, mostly seen the harsh perspective it got!
wonderful work :)
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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
she's beautiful! 
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:iconladyastral:
LadyAstral Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student
Wao *-* Love love love *-*
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:iconspatsa:
Spatsa Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
You've created a wonderful sense of depth in this painting! There's a great mix of motion and stillness of the moment! I love the reflected colors of the dress, and the shadow it leaves looks just like it should.
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:iconkls-shadowwolf:
Kls-shadowwolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
This is amazing!:happybounce: 
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That is lovely. :)
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconvaalandil:
Vaalandil Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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:iconlunaticmindgamer:
LunaticMindGamer Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spongebob (Imagination) And will be a nice rainbow.Spongebob (Imagination) 
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DudeTheCthuluSlayer Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My God. This is gorgeous. Instant Favorite! 
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LikelyLupine Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! I love that dress! :love: I featured it on my page, hope it ok. :3
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much for the feature!
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:iconlikelylupine:
LikelyLupine Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob! :3
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Tatchit Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
That right hand is probably my favorite part of this, the way it's positioned is perfect.  The addition of the moss and reflected light from the dress is the cherry on the pie.  <3
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I LOVE drawing hands!  =D
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:iconcaseydecker:
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The character featured in this picture you've done looks very nice and lovely in her dress. :meow:
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:iconberneri:
Berneri Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Whoa, that dress looks stunning! Great job!
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:iconfrozen-toast:
Frozen-Toast Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Wow! I am really really stunned and in love with her!
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:iconrookie141:
Rookie141 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful! it's amazing how you can draw hands from all those nice perspectives ^^
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:iconblackwolfsilverpaw:
BlackwolfSilverpaw Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgous!
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:icondustthewolf:
DustTheWolf Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it :-)
I'd like to dance with her ;-)
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:iconvolk111:
volk111 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
very elegant
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:iconnati11184:
nati11184 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The anatomy is just flawless :heart:
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SecretSVictoria Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I <3 you so much, Any time I have the chance I will commission you again, These on-demand commissions are fantastic, watching your imagination come to life and learning photoshop along the way was FAR MORE than I could ever ask for. So beautiful, words are well... all over the place!! 
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry it took me so long to reply, but THANK YOU I'm so pleased you like it!  This commissioned was a blast, so awesome to have this level of creative freedom.  <3
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Barn0wl Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Katie, your work is always beautiful ... but this is one of your best so far. The lighting, with the beams coming down like that and shining through her dress is fantastic. The way you captured her movement, the fluidity of her dance and the dress, her long hair and flowing tail are just captivating. Captivating and breathtaking.
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw that means a lot to me thank you!  I just love flowy movements and compositions, and dance is a big deal in my life too.  Being able to depict that was so satisfying.
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faunmagi Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh my gosh this is insanely beautiful ;u;
the fabric... /cries
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freedomhunter33 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
0_0
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sugar-cat-candy Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this picture makes me want to put on a swishy dress and spin around the room.
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I, in fact, did just that a few times while painting this.  The urge is strong!
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:iconrafalucci:
RafaLucci Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
thats beautiful
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:iconaguarush11:
AguaRush11 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely incredible and beautiful. <3 i love the light shining through the dress!! <3 and the pose~
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Whee, thank you so much!  =D
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:iconaguarush11:
AguaRush11 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome! <3 
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:iconauroraikia:
AuroraIkia Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loove this so much! I adore how the light makes her red dress filter the color of her legs and the grass spot below, and she is a beautiful character!
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:iconpfjerky:
PFjerky Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
It's been a long time since I saw an anthro character this gorgeous.
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:iconcascadeninjawolf:
cascadeninjawolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome, as always!
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Intrufox Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just love the soft tyndall effect, makes the calm and peaceful atmosphere of the twirl even more serene. Have to admit the additional ears threw me for a spin (ha!), but they're curiously unique, I'm digging it. Also massive floofy tail! <3
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you Intru!  Large fluffy tails never fail, they are ALWAYS good.
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   General Artist
Stunning pose and coloring!~
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:iconangelofdarkness089:
AngelOfDarkness089 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow this is absolutely beautiful :D
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:iconmonsterbrand:
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
The sense of movement in this is amazing.  Wonderful work! :clap:
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Splash-Bass Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
she is beautiful Heart Love 
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:iconiamaketteh123:
Iamaketteh123 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Truly gorgeous
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