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Crane Dance by Ananova Crane Dance by Ananova
Done in some fit of um... I don't know, really. Hope you like it! Took about 15 minutes for the rough sketch, another 15 for the clean outlines, and about 45 minutes for the lead wasting. 1 hour and 15 minutes, not bad.
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anondrea Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Hello! This is beautiful. I'm seriously considering getting a tattoo in May for my birthday (I'm giving myself lots of time to be sure - it'll be my first tattoo). I'd love to get the crane on the right done. I see you've given permission to others - is it alright with you if I use your design? If I get it done I'll be sure to send you a picture. Thank you so much!
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Clayf700 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Can, I use this to make a wallpaper and post it in my gallery? all credit to you for making something so awesome!
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Ananova Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Sure you can, just be sure to credit where appropriate :)
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SToast Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey Ananova. I'm keen to add something to this on my leg and eventually end up with a whole leg piece. I was thinking a sunset/rise in the background but something epic that just keep growing and growing. Any ideas?
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Ananova Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Sounds good, you could look at traditional Japanese landscape art (Google it) - might suit the cranes very well and it is something that could just grow and grow with the tattoo. Say, like you have the cranes in the foreground, then you add some immediate background, like trees, and river, and then extend that to mountains in the distance, clouds, the sun, etc. I think it could work :)
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SToast Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a bad photo, just a record shot!

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SToast Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
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SToast Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Finally got this inked after ages of planning. I'll post a photo once it has healed.
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thebitchqueen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
This is a gorgeous design!
I first noticed it a couple years ago and thought "this would be a perfect design for a tattoo," and since I'm getting inked this summer, would it be alright if I got this?
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Ananova Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Hey yeah, absolutely. Mind sending me a picture of the final result? Would love to see it on skin. Glad you like it enough to get it tattooed :)
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thebitchqueen Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Sure thing!
Though it's looking like I'm gonna have to wait another year, but I'll send you a pic when it happens ^_^
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ggs2103 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
I love this design - may I use this for a back tattoo?
(I read through the comments - has anyone ever gone through with it? :p)

Oh, and my friend is also looking for a tattoo - do you take requests?

Thanks!
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:iconananova:
Ananova Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Sure, you can use it as a tattoo. No-one's ever gone through with it (that I know of, anyway, since no-one's told me anything). Go ahead! If you get it done, take a pic and show me, aight? I'd love to see it on skin.

I'm open for requests now, but I will take a while with them because I'm working on another one right now and... I'm a slow worker. I'm in boarding school, too, and my days are very hectic and I rarely have time for myself, so I'll only take requests if the... requester(?) doesn't mind waiting a while. I don't like rushing things. I'm all ears, though. =)
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seasonsrise Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
you know, i saw this about a year ago and i remember it every so often so i just searched for it.

its beautiful, there was a point where i considered the left one for a tattoo i dont have any tattoos yet, but you never know.

Definately a fave :) im glad i found this again
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Ananova Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
Wow, it's definitely an honour to have this considered for a tattoo, even if it never happens =)

Thanks a lot for the fave. I've glad you like it.
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seasonsrise Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
youre welcome :)
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KestrelNekoDuck Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
it's beautiful...really... I was wondering if I could possibly use it as a tattoo design?
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:iconananova:
Ananova Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Sure, go ahead! If you do use it as a design, mind taking a picture of it and sending it to me?
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SeaLover456 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
Very nice. I like it a lot.
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:iconananova:
Ananova Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
Thanks. =)
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Sambev Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how simple and elegant this is. Nice movement.
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Ananova Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
Thanks :)
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karma1apple Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006   Photographer
This is really gorgeous... I have been trying and trying to come up for ideas for a stylized tattoo I want to get of a stork, and this is SO close to what I had in mind! Would it be ok if I took this to a tattoo artist just to give them an idea of what I have in mind? The design would be a perfect and beautiful tattoo just as it is, but I'll probably have them do something a little different.
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Ananova Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
No problem! =) Glad you like it.
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RedFortune Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006   Traditional Artist
Lovely.
I especially like the jumping one.
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Ananova Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
=)
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Archaia Featured By Owner May 12, 2006   General Artist
I adore the Crane. This is Beautiful and I love the ancient style, the dots and varied lines. Nice work.
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Ananova Featured By Owner May 14, 2006
:)
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joharasaluki Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
This is awe inspiring.....since I am a great admirer of the Great Blue Heron (close enough). I was hoping at some point I would find a tribal design depicting the same, (or reasonable facsimile), and you nailed it here.
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BobTodd Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
Oh, that's very pretty.
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Sambev Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, those are gorgeous. Great job.
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Crystalia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
Ooer, pretty. Particularly the right one. The left one could do with slightly longer wings in accordance to the one on the right, but it's still really pretty
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Ananova Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
Hmm, true. And thanks for the fave on this one. But seriously, though. I rather prefer the peacock in -Red- for some reason. Just me, it seems.
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Crystalia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
I prefer the crane, it looks simpler and...I like simple stuff >=D Plus, I love the way you designed the wings and did the feathers. The peacock one seems easier to me because in the first place, peacocks are showy, cranes aren't so much that way.
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Ananova Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
I had it the other war round. =D
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korpus Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005
I love the graceful lines you have here.
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crimsonskies Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005   Photographer
I really love this design, I have been looking for a tattoo design for years. I found a few that I like and was sure about but then I would second guess the design, and if you must second guess it, it probably shouldn't go on your skin. I would like your permission to get this one done, provided I come up with a place to put it.
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:iconananova:
Ananova Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005
Go ahead!

=)
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crimsonskies Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005   Photographer
In all seriousness I will. I will send you a picture of it when I do. It will be sometime next August I think. I also have a dragon design picked out...so I don't know which one is going where.
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urge Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats awsome! fav!
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CyniSteve Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice style. I really like this as the birds dance with each other. Very well done and keep up the great work. :)
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Ananova Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005
=D
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Sombermuse Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2005
well done this is creative and clean crisp work.
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mzoraida Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005
These are gorgeous... :drool:
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Ananova Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2005
=)
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density-tmr Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
This is really cool and well worth being on someones skin. The shape and design are both good - but I also think it has a bit of personality to it. Great work.
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Ananova Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
=)
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:iconananova:
Ananova Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
Thanks for all the faves and comments!
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hobobill Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
:+fav:Great work:D
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lankylad Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
..fuck! uh..awsome.
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