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May I Have this Dance? by Skailla May I Have this Dance? by Skailla
Wow, it's been a long time, eh?
I've been busier than I should lately, so making complete pieces like this one's turned out to be pretty difficult! :/

Anyways, you guys don't know these two yet :)
They are new characters of mine from a little a personal project, but I wanted to share it with you folkies! =D

The whole thing was based off a song by Beirut which I happen to absolutely love: [link]
Do listen to it while looking at the pic, the emotion is much more intense!:aww:

It was as if the song had delivered those characters to me, seriously. My brain did no work at all, I don't even know how to explain it!

But anyways, about them:

The male in the picture is called Alfiere (I love this name so much :heart: spent 4 days looking for the perfect one!). He's a lonely musician who wanders around the port cities of Italy. He plays the guitar and sings with a deep husky voice, and is incredably charming. He likes to show up during random festivals and make his presentations, but never stays in one place for too long.

In one of those festivals, in a small town by the sea, he meets Doriane (still thinking about the name, actually), a french dance performer. Well, things happen, and they meet accidentally. They dance during the festival, and well... they fall in love :la:

Well, I'm not going to tell you the rest just yet, but I hope you guys like them! =D


I know. Background looks horrible. I hate drawing buildings. This took me more than 5 days to finish!!
Poses were inspired by Don Bluth's All Dogs Go to Heaven, but no precise reference was taken.

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tailsmo4ever Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
b1k Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is so warm looking. You really preserve the classic style.
Sherryhill Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cute!
Svorec Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student General Artist
OkamiMeansWolf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the mood this drawing gives off! <3
MightyRaptor Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That is so romantic! Those two dogs together, dancing, the expression and the scenery, perfect! :)
wertuop Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
"Oh but Charlie please remember, down there's a world of used cars, and single's bars, broken dreams and out of reach stars.."~
gummydog Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is beautiful!.
MysteriousFeathers Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love it!
TheShadowedGrim Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Aww, this is adorable~! The song really goes along with it too <33
hardgirl92 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this sorta reminds of another song
xKNNx Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colours look fantastic!
unholyghost842 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Is this story ever going to come out?
ZumbaZyn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
This reminds me of All Dog's go to Heaven. Still, it's really good! :D
Blur1321 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
D'awww they are sooo cute together :iconiloveyouplz:
AngelWolves1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU KIDDING?!! THE BACKGROUND IS TOTAL AWESOMENESS!!! Doriane is SOO, SO PRETTY! Doriane and Alfiere's looks are SO perfect for what they do, and it also brings out their personalities, I swear! Not to mention I LOVE the colors and designs of their fur!! :meow: :heart:
GooglegwnSoviet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:sing: When Marimba Rhythms start to play, Dance with me, Make me sway...*sigh*, Oh Rosemary Clooney. ^.^
Kryat Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This couple is absolutely lovely! I really wish to see more of them, Alfieri in special. His design is fantastic!
Felana Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Which an expressive picture! The song fix perfectly to the pic. I really love, so much emotions coming up to me, when i watch the picture and listen to the song. So great! Buildings looks very good, too. really a great job you have done :) :heart:
REINDE-ER Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing! Really gives off a nice effect. :D I'm curious about that bandage on Alfiere's leg. Did he... I dunno, fall? :XD:
Nonthyl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very cool :heart:
tinywolfy8811 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Artist
NataliKla Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice :hug:
TW-Photo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's fantastic! The background's not horrible.
Neko--Chana Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aw... wow, I just love the feeling you get when you look at the two-- so much emotion. ^_^ <3 Very romantic, the lighting, the look in the eyes, the sway of the figures. Very well done. BRAVO YOU!
Nadasi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Interface Designer
WOW, Italian dogs! :) Perfetto!
But here we go again with the lack of self-confidence... :no: Why do you always start bespattering your own art? The background is done in the way it should be and to tell you: I never had the courage to start making such one! :) You're extremely practised, just believe me!
crisisastar15 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely 100% amazing! This piece is so mesmerizing! It really has that Italian atmosphere! and to top that all off, the piece is SOOOO romantic! I feel as tho they'll just waltz right out of their picture C: . I really love what you've done here! I LOVE it oh so much :icondummylaplz:
DanDrazen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Writer
Looks like it was based on "Roadside Romeo."
fredgotshot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
They both look like interesting characters and both of them looks great. Great job on this.
Treavorwolf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
horrible? lol I can not even draw a straight line yours is the best ive seen on any website o.o" even my rl mom likes it
kagewolf77 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ahh the first thing i thought of when i saw this was the scene in all dogs go to heaven! awesome work, i really love your style. the background looks great too, even the buildings! :B
Helkie-three Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! ^^ And the background looks great! :D
chibi27 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student
Cute :)
TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so completely romantic^^ and the whole atmosphere really puts one in mind of Italy, I say well done!! :D
spiritwinned Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
if you decide not to keep Doriane's name, maybe try "Nannette" - it's derived from Hebrew "Ann" = "grace." Regarding the pic itself, it's really cool! The story seems interesting, too :)
NnyorNieorKnee Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw~ It looks fantastic, I love it!!!
drumming-rain-song Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:icondragonwant: Awwwwwwww! I was gonna ask if this was inspired by All Dogs Go to Heaven, but then I finished reading the description. :D Love that movie, and I LOOOOOVE this picture. :iconwuvplz:
Skizaero Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow!!! Everything about this picture is so cool!!! The poses, the background, the expressions, the shading, it's all so harmonized! I love it!!!
Aileea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Aww, I love their designs, especially Doriane.
castielangel5 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
YosemiteDen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awww...cuuuute. XD
KitchiSilverwolf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, that's cute.
Kodimarto Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Filmographer
This is a great picture! :) Doriane looks absolutley beautiful! This is a beautiful picture! Great work! I don't see the problem with the buildings, they look alright! :)
SirrahNyltiak Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is romantic and I think you did really well on the background :D
SomeGirl14 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I LOVE THIS! When i look i ur art i get all of these inspirations and this one have given my like...........1...............2......3.................... IDK like thousands of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i say that ur art is the most magical and most brilliant of all arts on this website! plus the song! if i listen to it and looks the picture in can just imagine how much they are in love!!!!! plus i love their names and how they look! It all looks hard and u where very brave and u did it! u finished ur most best drawings yet!!!!! i can't wait to see more!!!
Goriq Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Skailla art!!! \o/
the background isn't all that bad, it's pretty nice! :)
Roxalew Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OHMYGOSH! such a romantic scene, and the atmosphere just completes this :aww:
Moongaze14 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
This is by far your most romantic deviation. Those two look adorable dancing together. You can see the lvoe in each other's eyes as they dance through the night.
Feather334 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
..I never commented on your artwork before (is a little shy)
and this will be a short comment, but anyway

aww this is so cute ^^
I love Doriane's design so much!
and the background. I could never do something like that in my life!
good job as always :3
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