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Ballerina by alexandramanukyan Ballerina by alexandramanukyan
18"X36" oil on canvas 2011 by Alexandra Manukyan

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The living manifestation of poetry in motion coupled with costumed elegance she tenses with focused intent traversing across the stage of life moving with singular purpose while tinged with a heavy dose of anxiety and self-doubt. Gazing through the delicately refined veil of her costume she hopes to catch a glimmer of what dreams may yet come and ponders if she possesses the necessary strength and state of grace required to break through the barrier.
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:iconchriseastmids:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Thank you!
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:iconchriseastmids:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :D
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:iconthorrez84:
thorrez84 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
the fabric is amazing!!!
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
The shadowing on the muscles and the transparency of the tulle is gorgeous! :rose:
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconbohomaz13:
bohomaz13 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Excellent
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Thank you :)
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:iconcactusmumkate:
cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, amazing artwork :clap: :XD:
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:iconpetebud:
petebud Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work - Peter
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thank you, Peter. :)
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:iconlisetteem:
Lisetteem Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Waaauw. how long did you spent with this painting?
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:iconmakwasie:
makwasie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love your work,nice one
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:iconnoitusan:
Noitusan Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Very beautiful painting. :clap:
Did you paint this live or did you take a photo of her then use it as a reference?
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I painted this model live many, many times, but for this particular pose and composition I had to take a photo and go of the reference. :) (It takes me over a month to paint a painting of this size and complexity, so ....)
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:iconnoitusan:
Noitusan Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Yes, it must be hard for the model to hold herself for this pose for a long time.
Using the photo reference is the only way to create this phenomenal composition.
You are a very talented artist (and a very beautiful woman =)).
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Thank you. :)
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:iconnoitusan:
Noitusan Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
You're very welcome. :D
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:iconjayavarman:
jayavarman Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
A PERFECT.
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Thanks:)
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:iconcrh:
crh Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very masterly painting, difficult pose and net lace are depicted so beautiful, great work!
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconjose-garel-alvoeiro:
Jose-Garel-Alvoeiro Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconpetrvorel:
PetrVorel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful. I really like the details as her muscles and her expression. Moreover it's a really dynamic painting :love:
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Than you so much!
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:iconhybridinsurgency:
hybridinsurgency Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Featured here! [link]
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:iconmelaleuca:
melaleuca Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
This is a beautiful painting! I love the tension in her shoulders and ankles. I appreciate your descriptions of your work. Do you take photographs and manipulate them in your paintings? Or is this all from your head? Anyways, all of your work is wonderful and this one is my favourite.
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Thanks! I do take photos, but I always have live models.
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:iconsarah-d-anderson:
sarah-d-anderson Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm so glad I found your gallery. thank you for sharing.
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Thanks!
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
That's exquisite!
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Thanks!
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Johnsiff16 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The concept of creating all those folds and overlaps in the cloth just frightens me.
Just gorgeous. I certainly look forward to seeing more of your works and maybe even buying in the future. (If ever I got the money or place to put it) lol
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous work! I love the pose
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Thanks!
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