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The Desert Dance by Skailla The Desert Dance by Skailla
Yaaaeh I'm backs.

I'm sorry for not being able to update anything in the last days (weeks). I've been sick to death, and I'm only being able to stand on my feet now, so yeah, I truly couldn't be doing much :C (oh goodness, my inbox…)

butanyways! I'm now introducing to you a new, never seen before, character from Up and Ahead!:iconlawooplz:
well, never seen before, but heard of! Meet Medora, Faye's adorable cousin and Jenkins' partner =D

I shall post her character sheet as soon as I finish writing about her, but basically, she's the "never amused" kind of character. She has a sarcastic, husky voice, and never, ever expresses any kind of feeling besides deep boredom (kinda like Margaret, but bad, really bad!)
The only time her temperament drastically changes is when she meets her cousin.
All Medora really wants is to bring Faye down. She would give anything to see her suffering, even her own life (which basically, is what she's doing)

But besides her tense moments, she'll be mostly a comic relief
Medora got together with Jenkins for having similar objectives, but they don't get along at all!

Anyways, I hope you enjoy this! :)
The background… was a aeftdfytedff to make. The original drawing took me a whole day to paint, but the photoshop file somehow corrupted and I couldn't do anything besides starting it all over again.
I'm half dead after finishing this and still not satisfied x(

but I still hope you like it, somehow!
thank you for everything!!!:hug:

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baylee1218 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
AstaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Very nice!!
Naoto-In-The-Dark Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are pretty Salukis
Hawkstorm1st Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I truly hope you feel better! If I were sick I would be laying in bed with a pencil an  paper! I wouldn't have the energy to do a magnificent peice like this! It's stunning! Your style is so beautiful! Your characters are so full of life! They are amazing! Someday I want to be just like you! You are by far one of the best animal artists around!       
Echoclaw-shecat Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
wow. wish I could draw like that....
moondustfox Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love it:D
Sn0wyAnGel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This makes the feeling of light because the way they jump in the air. I love your arts so much!
redtail15 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do you live in the desert?
GoLdFiNcHcRaVeN Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hope you get better and hope its not cancer you've got, I love your art A LOT, you're getting better and better! :)
PatiLee Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
This is amazing! The background is wonderful! The poses are very dynamic too. You did a great job! :clap:
PinePawsNightWolf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my! This is stunning!!!
Goodness! Get well soon! Go to bed with some hot tea, a hot water bottle, and a good book! I will be thinking of you <3
HappyTrees Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
your coloring work makes my jelous XD Its so pretty I love it
cheetahsar Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Salukis!
wearelegion97 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Somehow those two remind me of Nina and Anna Williams from the Tekken series.
RomanianWolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi skailla! I'm new here, but I'm a huge fan of your art and have been browsing it for a long time and just decided to get a deviantart account! You are amazing! Your shading is spectacular and the anatomy is fantastic! I really want to draw and post my art on here, but I need help first. I was thinking you might be able to help me. The big questions I have to ask are 1) what program do you use to draw 2) what device do you draw on and 3) which programs are compatible with dA? Please respond! I really need help!
WickedSpecter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The first thing that I noticed, besideds the stunning artwork of course, was the added detail of dust! :D
Dust is an element often forgotten in desert scenes and I'm just giddy that you added it into this piece. It looks like dust was not only disturbed by the lovely salukis but by perhaps wind? The darker clouds in the upper right corner give off the impression that a storm had just passed, that maybe a wind is pushing the storm as well as dust in that direction. Or perhaps I'm looking into it to much. ^^; Either way those effects make the image feel more real. Which is something most of your artwork gives off. One of the many reasons I enjoy your art so.

Now on to the Salukis, they are both done very well, I love the "Oh no you don't! " expression on Medora and Faye's "You gotta be quicker than that" glance. Beautiful shadows and lighting. Something keeps grasping my attention, their tails. I know salukis have this curl in their tails but because both Medora and Faye are in motion wouldn't their tails be a bit less curled in these positions? But they're just drawings so I guess it doesn't matter does it? Lol. xD

Beautiful piece, my friend. I can't wait to read more about Medora. :3
RUNNINGWOLF-MIRARI Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
really great:la:
Roxalew Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
vbshdbfdj Wonderful motion and colors here :iconiloveitplz: Great effects :aww:
Rin-chan1234 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Celtic-Vanity Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your art inspires me.
KittyKathyKat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Allergria Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
This is amazing <3!
vipersblade Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
NEW PEOPLE :icondummywooplz:
HellxAbovexHeaven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAYYY, I like it :D
Skizaero Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I hate it when Photoshop crashes. They really need to put autosave in that program, huh? >.<

Awesome piece, by the way! I really love the red and purple color scheme! :D
Bluechickens Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought this said, " the dessert dance " LOL
OLD-UNION Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really nice, piece. some how ended up on your page and now enjoying your comic (:
TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely enchanting^^ I love the swirls of desert dust, and the elaborate posing, like a dance.
Wonderful work :D
Nadasi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I hope you feel better now!
This is just as nice as Until Forever Comes! I love it! :)
How much did it take to finish the sketch? (I mean the time you spent with colouring and the background, ignoring that Ps issue. :D ) I say: you should be satisfied!
truefakedog Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Love It!! :love:
Dragodog3496 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This looks really professional, and well done. This looks like conceptual art from studios like dreamworks, or disney

Love it :happybounce:
Sharlia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!! :wow: the expression on their faces is amazing and the effect of the tail moving really fast is brilliant!! Well done, yet again! :)
Alaskian Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Awrmagawd. I am lost for words. This is amazing <3
I wish I had your brilliant, most aweome skills. You are so talented .3.

You don't know how excited I am for you to release Up & Ahead! :D
lulucanpy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the fluidity of the motion, and the background is a GREAT SUCCESS! :D It's a bummer you had to do this twice, but it looks great!
Mytokyokitty Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Hope these two settle on their agreements. Good work! :clap:

So sorry that you weren't feeling well. I got sick the day after Christmas and it lasted about a week or so. :faint: Hope you're doing well and I'm looking forward to more of your work.
wlfmoon-arizona Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional
Beautiful Skailla! You're so talented.
LilRickyRockerLuva Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
niqhtliqhts Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this! I love dogs so much. I also love the art. C:
fredgotshot Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I like it looks very nice and this character seems ver yinteresting.
D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cousins who don't readily like each other. That's always interesting. Glad to hear that you're getting better, I understand far too well what it's like to be sick.
Natural-NW Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
They remind me of like Yin and Yang. I don't know why, but it just does.
Moongaze14 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
The dynamics in this deviation are amazing. Medora looks like an interesting character to know.
redconvoy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When are you going to go pro?
Kodimarto Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Filmographer
Wow, brilliant and beautiful work you've done!! :) Keep it up!! :)
PheonixAurora Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your art sooooooo much!!!! :D This looks awesome!
Marybugs Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist
uuh nice art, I like it :iconheythereprettyplz: I really like the lightning and the background and the colors, oh the colors. I know they are fighting, but it still has this kind of calm and peacefull atmosphere.
RayfordSteele Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh and crap! You were sick?! So sorry! Hope you get better soon!
Forgot to mention that ^^;
RayfordSteele Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
a;ksldfj Holy bacon bits! This never gets old, my goodness I'm telling you. *best read in thick country accent*
I'm obsessed with accents. xD All my comments should be read in various accents I say! Wot wot.

I freakin' love comic relief characters. Love em. Most of the time at least...
I am that guy. The real life comic relief among my friends xD
Actually I can think of two others that are much funnier. LOL Where was I? Oh right something about cheese balls.. eh I think if you by the name brand they last longer or something. Yeah like Cheetos. That was what I was talking about right? uhhh yup.

Oh look a drawing! Dang. How. The colors. Whoa.
shadowpuphunter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Awsome job! The look of Medora just gives of her personality. I love the background choice and the colours go great with the scene and the shading is in perfect position for the characters. Good job!
Wildlegs13 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats great!!!! well not the being sick part but the picture, the picture is great!:iconawesomeplz:
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