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Yum-Yum by Himmapaan Yum-Yum by Himmapaan
Study of Yum-Yum from Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, The Mikado.
Sketchbook, 2002.

Please note this is an older work.
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:iconmyceliae:
myceliae Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh my *laughs gleefully*... the memories.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You performed G&S before then?! *Gasps*
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:iconmyceliae:
myceliae Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh yes! It was years ago now, and being far too shy for the stage and a better musician than actor, I played was one of the band members and got to stumble 'drunk' across the stage. I'm still not entirely sure all of the other musicians were acting ;)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle:
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:iconterepalomitas:
terepalomitas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
I can't see such patterns in a kimono and not fav it :deviation:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle:
Thank you! ^^
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:icontd54:
TD54 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Wow! This is an amazing sketch!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconandunie:
Andunie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Oh my- even your scraps are unbelievably exquisite. The folds and drape of the fabric is especially fascinating.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconkyriadalyn:
kyriadalyn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just gorgeous. her kimono is just perfect. beautiful as usual ^_^
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconenagem:
enagem Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
beautiful yum-yum. beautiful handwriting.

i love the fan. i imagine everything will be wonderful if you color it.

and, uhhh... this is one of your scraps. (unbelievable) :giggle:

- eunice :D
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe...

Thank you so much! :D
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
This is amazing dear Niroot!!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You are most kind, Erene. :blushes:
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:icontheslink:
theSlink Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Ooooh, the detail! That kimono is just yummy (I am fascinated with the intricacies of traditional Japanese dress).
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!

Yes, they are extraordinary - but then I would say so as a costume enthusiast. :giggle:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: *rubs eyes* and it's a SCRAP!
Your attention to detail is amazing!
It is beautiful!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:blush: Thank you so much.
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:iconconcetta20:
Concetta20 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
AWWWWESOME! Yay! G&S! Once again, beautiful sketch and you have gorgeous handwriting!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hurrah for G&S! :dance:

Thank you so much!
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:iconundead-faery:
undead-faery Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Wow. It's absolutely gorgeous!!!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :blushes:
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:iconundead-faery:
undead-faery Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
:hug:
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:iconslightlytriangle:
slightlytriangle Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
I have (once again, haha) said it before but I'll say it again- beautiful :) I adore these pages with your notes around them, so interesting and inspiring :heart:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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slightlytriangle Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
:D
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:iconzepangborn:
zepangborn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
yum - yum is yummy.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thank you! I hoped she might be... ^^
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:iconabasss:
abasss Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Your drawings kick ass.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:blush:
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:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Very neat and descriptive. Ink this sketch and you can put it in the main gallery! :thumbsup:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, perhaps she'll make it to the main gallery in a different drawing one day. :D
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LiZn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I find this quite elegant. I just adore her fan (of course!) and the colors I can imagine as well. It also appears I am being given a coy, half-smile.

I find this quite timely as I've just finished reading Myths and Legends of Japan wherein this piece by Gilbert and Sullivan is mentioned several times.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D

That's very interesting about the G&S mention. :nod:
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:iconlizn:
LiZn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Asimov also mentions G&S in I,Robot.

:giggle:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, they are a cultural giant! :giggle:
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:iconspamkiller:
Spamkiller Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh God, I love all the little meanings that are depicted in her outfit. :+fav:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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Spamkiller Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome :D
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is really lovely. The birds and the folds are delicate and fascinating - I though her head was too small, but on matching it too her hands (which are beautiful and expressive, hands are wonderful when drawn well) and proportions I realised that it was the size of the kimono 'collar'/shoulder folds...
The entirety of cloth and figure flows very well, and gracefully and I can see how she is standing despite all the folds; and as someone says, the handwriting frames and flows beautifully with the figure.
Obviously there are a few untidy lines and pencil marks, also I think the mouth may be slightly offcentre (too far towards the viewer) but that may just be the angle of her face...
But I can easily see this as a quiet pencil or ink work, or a very beautiful coloured work... and, although I don't know what the original colours were, this would suit either a very bold and beautiful scheme or some of your gentler complementary ones... it is simpler than your usual finished works (although I know that may be because it is unfinished) and I think it suits your style very well (as what you draw is so very detailed, the empty areas complement it well... actually, I think that's the only thing I would ever change about your art (if I ever could bear to :D), but even then I'm not sure I would as all the details make them more interesting.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, by the by, this drawing is a few years old now. (Psst, I'm trying out my new scanner, but hush! :XD:)
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you said that...? feels familiar but I didn't really click ^_^ It does feel slightly different from your others, but I attributed it to the subject matter - gah the cat just knocked over a huge stack of papers while after imaginary food - and the paper isn't moleskine-looking...


:O_o: :whisper:that's brilliant. Will you be resubmitting any of the others?
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Eek. I hope the papers were either unimportant or undamaged.

(I will be spamming your deviantwatch with plenty of old work I never got the chance to put up. :plotting: :XD: )
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Undamaged (the food was a lie :D) ... I know some are important, but not which. I HAVE to sort it all out soon ... mainly stacks of assignments and lecture notes and bank statements and unknown things...


Hooray ^_^ I still have some of yours sitting in my watch list - just to warn you that I may not get around to all of them soon, but I WILL look eventually (they, and many others, are waiting on time to give them all the consideration they deserve... which in your case is a fair bit, ergo I get through yours a little more slowly)

Heh, just the same old song, oui?
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
A song I can very well comprehend! Thank you for giving them time (makes me even more nervous thn usual sometimes ^^; :XD:).

I have piles of books and piles of papers just like those, except no assignments. But certainly bank statements (I can't account for all of them, it seems :O :blushes: ), remitance advice slips, scraps of sketches, piles of unopened letters (not interesting handwritten ones)...
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I believe this may be the longest comment on a scrap yet. Thank you, Flynn. :D

I never thought that of her mouth, though I see how that may be to do with the weight of the lines. :nod: The upper lip on the right is a little too faint . It may help lend to her coyness of appearance, perhaps. :giggle:

As a study/sketch, I don't think any untidiness matters much. Nor, in fact, do I think it does even in a more finished work. It's all part of the character of each piece and of the artist.

What would be the thing you would change about my work? You didn't actually mention it. :giggle:

Thank you. :hug:
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It just got me thinking ^_^
Well, as an incredibly untidy artist mysef I partly agree - it does depend on the picture.

Oh, I rambled around it did I? That I would like to see some like this - very simple in composition around a detailed figure - most of your gallery works are beautiful and fascinating and quite complex and going back to look at them I see that I'm remembering some of them as busier than they are, therefore invalidating my comment to a degree >.>
I meant that I think the mostly empty/subdued space around a single detailed focus works extremely well, because you include so much detail in the subject (but I've noticed that you do do this eg in Good Morning, partly b, I just thought most of them were in scraps for some reason)
(Also, this may be a personal preference rather than valid commentary. Not something I'd want you to cahnge, more something I would like to see... oh help. The cat found me. Wish me luck)
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I am a little late, but I hope you had some luck with the cat... :giggle:

Oh, I love great, gaping spaces within a composition. :nod: :D Lizbeth Zwerger (one of my favourite ever contemporary illustrators) employs these so beautifully. Some of my pieces are busier than others, but yes, as you noticed, several are just as you describe. There are others too which I've not uploaded here (which may be rectified soon).
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