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Dance Party! by Gathion Dance Party! by Gathion
RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVE! :rave: <--- (Imagine this was a rave emoticon)

This is a reimagining of an old drawing called Silly Singers, which I did first in 2006 and again in 2008.  So proud I was of my improvements back then!  Kinda sucky in comparison though.  I felt the poses were kinda stiff, so I decided to have them act with a little more dynamic.  Fox seems to be a better dancer than singer though, as he looks quite confident with himself here (though don't ask me what kind of dance he's attempting).  I also updated Krystal's outfit to something more suited to Cornerian City nightlife, while Fox is wearing his usual garb (I imagined him getting dragged into the club as a curiosity, not a date).

Fox, Krystal and the Star Fox theme belong to Nintendo.  Art belongs to me.
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Huzzah, some more Fox and Krystal art! Always glad to see!

I think I remember seeing the inspiration picture before, but I can’t seem to find it, (that, and the one where Fara is a wheelchair, where have those pictures gone?) Unfortunately, I can’t do a comparison, but I can work with what’s in front of me.

Indeed, a very casual setting here, Fox and Krystal letting loose on the dance floor. So it wasn’t technically a date, so to speak. Maybe just a little get together, who knows? Point of the matter is, they’re enjoying themselves. I think you can tell Krystal is egging Fox on, and well, Fox seems to be up for it.

Actually, I think I might have an idea on what Fox is trying to do: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia… The expressions carry very nicely here in my opinion.

I like the detail of the lighting patterns. It’s not merely layered on top to create a dance scene, you cans see where the light is hitting, creating a feeling of three 3D. Though one thing that is noticeable is that you see some red bars and somewhat differently shaped lights. I don’t see any of that on either Fox or Krystal, they look very circular. That said, I think there are spots where you made the lighting reflect the third dimension (the red light on top of Krystal’s head and her jacket near her bust, also Fox’s left arm and torso there, also Fox’s ears.)

For a dance piece, I would’ve liked to see full body shots, but I think the focus between Fox and Krystal is very well done. Also like the poses they are in. Then again, I suppose it would being a little more attention about the lack of detail in the club, but I’ll that go considering it’s meant to be a focus piece here. (Maybe Krystal likes it quiet? Either that, or maybe she knew she could get shy guy Fox onto the floor with not many people?)

Styling of Krystal’s is what I can see Cornerian wearing, looks very nice! Also looks like she’s gone ‘loose’ tail as well, lol. Though, what’s with her left hand there? It looks like its missing its cloth, but then again, it’s just the angle (same for the yellow bits for the right hand)

I do like your styling, especially with the full snouts (Digging Fox’s snout there, looks like he’s got a pointy nose from this angle, something a bit ‘foxy’). Tails, ears, snouts, pretty bang on!

I honestly can’t think of many wrong things in the picture. There’s a lot going for it, it expresses a good relationship and expression between the two, the scene suits the location. The only question would be how the scene happened without it being a date (Maybe Fox has just finished a mission, Krystal came to greet him), actually wait... if that's the Safety Dance... then this makes perfect sense... although... shouldn't it be Krystal that does the dance then? Ehh, doesn't matter, because now with the Safety Dance context, this makes the picture even better!


But otherwise, pretty nice pic! Can’t wait to see more Star Fox and Gathion art from you!

SAFETY DANCE!
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This is an overall good piece. I would suggest you to use the tool where you can define the lines more, because they are very big which kinda give the pic a bubbly touch. For the lights which should come from a disco ball, you could have shaded a bit, like, making the middle a bit lighter, which lights usually are.

The motion and colour are very accurate and I like how Krystals Tail is flowing. Though you should make a clear line from where the shadows end and begin, because you tend to blur the colours a bit to much. You could also use a slight Luminous stroke on the outline, to make it a bit glowier together with the disco lights :) All in all does it serve the right mood and motion :3 Especially the shortened perspective looks very awesome and the perspective from the viewers point :)
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DestinySpider Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Krystal looks so adorable :love:
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Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
A great piece of Fox and Krystal. You were always awesome at StarFox art. :D
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BlackFox4 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Time to...Party!! Must be celebrating something.
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thereallinebyline Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I kind of like the idea that Fox can't really dance but isn't aware of this important fact. (Falco will probably remind him soon enough.) He's looking a little is a little stiff and awkward, but adorably so.

Krystal's posing is excellent. Very fluid, very dynamic, very alive. She looks like she's really comfortable in this situation. My one complaint is that the tail is on the wrong side. From head to ribcage to hips, she 's twisting from left to right (so her back end was coming around toward the front from the left side) so it seems a little odd to me that her tail would loop back and turn the other direction. That detail aside, you've still really effectively captured the motion and energy of the dance.

(Aside: It occurs to me that doing studies of dancers would be a great way to practice not drawing stiff poses. I'll have to try that sometime.)

I do have a couple nitpicks, as well. First, Krystal's hand has tangents with the vest and skirt, and they're all cutting out a little rectangle of background that looks like she's holding something. There are also a few places where the lights on Fox and Krystal don't follow the curvature of their bodies (most noticeable is the one on Fox's leg and tail).

Overall, this is a really fun and energetic piece. Nice work!
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Gathion Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I think something got messed up on the "lighting" (which I'm limited in producing at the moment due to my computer's lag making precision almost impossible), causing the blocks.  I'll have to take a look at the file and check the layers.  Once I upgrade to a tablet and new computer (which I have, just need to set up), I want to come back to this and fix the lights. :)

Not 100 percent sure about the tails...I feel like it's right based on how I'd plotted out the movements in my mind, but obviously it's hard to project that in a single image.  I could play around with that too.
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thereallinebyline Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I don't think the tail is a big deal, really. I keep wanting to read it a certain way that would make the tail make more sense in the front, but by no means does it look bad the way it is.
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Dogman15 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
I feel quite sure I've seen a tiny "rave" or "dance" emoticon once on this site.
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XxSanitariumxX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist
First off, REALLY cute. There's a reason these two are my OTP. Secondly, I like their getup, shame Fox didn't decide to go out in something a little less mercenary and more fun like Krystal's getup, which is fantastic by the way! It also seems like they're not dancing for fun but more of a competition by the looks of their expressions. Wonder who'll win? I also like the Christmas lights blotting out the picture. I know they're supposed to be rave lights but they're so festive!
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconravepartyplz::iconravepartyplz::iconravepartyplz::iconravepartyplz::iconravepartyplz::iconravepartyplz:
:la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la:
:iconkermityayplz::iconkermityayplz::iconkermityayplz::iconkermityayplz::iconkermityayplz::iconkermityayplz:

There's your rave party.


Anyways, nice job.
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Gathion Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:boogie:
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Mad-But-Happy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Krystal must have great negotiation skills to get him dancing. :XD: Great work, honey <3
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teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
Well she is a telepath...
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Gathion Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Leave him flustered long enough to drag him to the floor before he can protest. :P

Thanks, hon. :hug:
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Mad-But-Happy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Sounds like trying to get you to dance :p
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YesImDeadpool Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   General Artist
Foxy dance party, yay!! :D
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Gathion Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Woohoo!
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YesImDeadpool Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   General Artist
:D
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