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The Bride - A Union by Lakandiwa The Bride - A Union by Lakandiwa
The Bride - A Union Marked by Flame

2011

Metallic Gel Pen on Illustration Board

Model:

Lyn Estrada
Model and Events Host / Philippines
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:icongitanogrrl:
GitanoGrrl Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow! This is a wonderful illustration! Well done!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Salamat (thanks) Kelly at samuli (and until then),

Lakan
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The hands are beautiful, both in overall shape and detailed pattern.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Veronika (my apologies once more for misspelling your name)

This series is a complete technical exercise for me, starting with wanting to do henna pattern in my art (using my favorite model). This started when I saw a book on henna designs in a bookstore, and I suddenly remembered that I was part of the first wave of henna artists in the Philippines during the 80s and 90s
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And did you make the henna pattern on your favourite model? ;)
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I stopped practicing henna art by 1998. But Lyn (my model) had this really powerful gaze that I wanted to capture in my drawings, and with her nose ring . . . she was the perfect model for my Indian bride
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... Then from one point of view you didn't, but from another point of view you actually did... ;)
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GenkoFox Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
I love the veil (sp?)
I'm not all so knowing on what clothing is called what, but I so admire everything!
Even the facial structure, the deisgned hands. Everything,
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Jen

I used to do henna designs by the beach during the 1990s and seeing an Indian bridal design made me want to try the same imagery in my drawing . . . hence this piece which started my bridal sries
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GenkoFox Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
<3 Well I'm glad you did it!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again . . . plus an addition inspiration was my muse :)
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ElvireClev Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
This one is so beautiful ! I love the hand… :clap:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Elvire

This is actually the piece that inspired my bridal series and even the "Mardi Gras - Seven Deadly Sins", aside from my work on henna almost 20 years past the model I had used is my favorite muse
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finex666 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
awesome detail again ^_
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you my friend

This series actually came before the "Mardi Gras" works
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finex666 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
^_ awesome
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TellOfVisions Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
very nice, must've taken some time.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Greg

Well this actually took me around 4 hours to complete
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is awesome!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Pamela
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's very, very lovely! As usual, your art has inspired and uplifted me.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Rebecca

it is part of my bridal series which connects various bridal culture with the elements, and this is the Indian bride and fire
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