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This is my vision of Icarus from Cirque du Soleil's Varekai show - holding the hand of his lover, La Promise. :heart:

It's also a tribute to the Russian aerial artist who was the first to play Icarus' role: Anton Chelnokov.
His acrobatic and artistic performance stuns me every time I watch him. It's a pity I haven't had the chance to see him irl yet but I hope to some day. ^^ And also Varekai as well, even if Anton is not in the show anymore (I think he's in Zumanity now?).

Olga Pikhienko, the girl who plays La Promise (the caterpillar) also delivers a breathtaking performance. My Russian heritage is boasting with pride. =w=b

Btw, the soundtrack of Varekai? Pure gold. I can't stop listening to it. *-*;;

Couple of vids with Icarus: [link] :heart:

:blowkiss:

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Tools: Paint Tool SAI, Wacom Intuos 4
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:iconteaisloveteaislife:
teaisloveteaislife Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just saw this show, it was stunning! I love your art :)
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amandas349 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork is simply mesmerizing. I love every touch of this piece.
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I5Spiders Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
I loved Anton's version of the character as well. You've done a flawless job at honoring him with this piece.
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pikachu365 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
totally digging this picture. everything is so appealing and interests me. 
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:iconjrclerk:
JrClerk Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
beautiful..!!

this drawing reminds me of my angel picture:


awesome..!!

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CirqueDuAwesome Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful. This totally makes the personality of Icarus clear as day.
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Akatowari Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I have fall in love! :L I really like Anton, and this is awesome!! 
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Secrets713 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I just have to say that I have looked at a LOT of pictures of Icarus...this is my FAVORITE one. The colors and the clean lines are amazing! I hope one day I can come close to art like this!
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loonymond Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its a marvelous masterpiece
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:iconoptimisticblacksheep:
So I've had this pic's link saved in a file from what must have been FOREVER ago. I just came across it again today and I'm really glad that I can Fave it now on DA. <3 I've always admired the coloring. The eyes,lips, face, and hands, all of it, are done just fabulously. vuv <333
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BLOMCIa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool! =3
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LilBeeQueen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! :)
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lolosamonkey Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
beautifil.
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:iconvizards-ftw:
Vizards-FTW Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE IT
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:iconerii-ous:
Erii-ous Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of kabuki actor prints. Looks very theatrical!!
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MeltingCORE-NEO Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't recognize the character but he's gorgeous! I like the snow white skin.
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LivPC Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
THIS. IS. SO. BEAUTIFUL <3

I went to watch once Cirque du Soleil, and it's SO awesome XD I want to watch again :3
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LoveYourPrinny Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Cirque du Soleil is the bomb *_*
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v-anillastar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
The coloring is so flawless and beautiful, amazing composition. ♥
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:iconicirque:
icirque Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Soo... beautiful and breathtaking...
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YummySprinkeLollipop Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student
My breat hwas taken away when i saw this, i thought it was so beautiful and then i watched the videos....AND I WAS SPEECHLESS. oh my goodness I love Anton, he performoded to well and usually I dont watch those kind of things but my eyes were glued to the screen. I never thought a guy could be so graceful or beautiful like that. and after watching those videos and seeing this picture again, its even better then before<3
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zezioxon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, wow!! Such vibrant colours! :iconiwantitplz: Cirque du Soleil really amazing, isn't it?
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:iconangeliqueex3:
angeliqueeX3 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg he's so pretty!!
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BillieKlemm Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice! :)
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LynMimiChan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
nice!
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bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
One of my all time fave Cirque du Soleil characters
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Naraciel Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like your ikarus more than the one of varekai xD~
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midori-hime Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I love this. The second I saw it, my first thought was "It's looks like Icarus from Cirque Du Soleil!"
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poeticbby Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
love, love, love.
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DeviantKirigishi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh. Yesss. I absolutely looove Varekai. I saw it live in 2003 (while Anton was still playing the part of Icarus, of course), but I was way too young to remember anything. It makes me quite sad to think that I wasted such a grand opportunity.

Anyway, this drawing is spectacular. I love the soft and delicate feel, especially in the hands. Wonderful work. I hope you get to see the show sometime!
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Svitavotara Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
WOW!!
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mikosan14 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
loved.....simply amazing.
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spottedparr Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love him!!!!
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Synpai Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
UWAAH LEXI YOU'RE IMPROVING!! :iconblushplz:
I really really like how you colored the hands, they look so real and delicate. <33 I love Circus du Soleil, I think I was first introduced to it by either you or Ele~:heart:
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luleiya Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank youuu~! .w. :blush::blowkiss:
I made it my personal goal to work on hands because I feel it's generally one of my weakest traits in body-related art.

I was introduced to Cirque du Soleil by Ele - she showed me the vid of the twins on the aerial straps from Varekai and it blew my mind. I'm a huge fan since then - saw two of their shows live and it's just mindblowing! <3 Seeing Varekai live one day is my ultimate cirque-dream though. T3T9
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DaniGravi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
is amazing! ;)
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Odat Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
God I LOVED Varekai. Icarus was incredible. And we always called La Promise "the little dragon lady"
One of my favorite Cirque shows. Great job with his eyes and the red accents.
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chibiusa1001 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Ooohh!! I love that performance!! I have it on dvd with him performing, he's awesome and gorgeous!! this looks like him. :D
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BunnyTeethOwner Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
handsome!
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OnigiriKyuu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh! I heard about the Cirque du Soleil when I went to Vegas during the summer! They're performing there in November! I wanted to see it, but I have school...... bleh school.....
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100AnimeGirl100 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Aww, the colors, the idea and it`s just awesome! Love the vibes :D
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
it look really great ^^
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Mistress-Tui Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Stunning, absolutely love it..! ^v^
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:iconriani:
Riani Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Stunning!! I absolutely LOVE how you've done his face make-up and his detailed face. It's very beautiful. :) x
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SuS-LiC Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist
WOW SUCh an good idea and ur drawing style too !
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guiloima Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Artist
This beautiful, really. I love the combination of blue and pink.
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smmaldonado Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I love Cirque du Soleil...it seems when you watch them you are drawn in and this shows that perfectly. Great job
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KanaKuroDaiya Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, love it XD
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KentaruZ Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Writer
amazing! =O
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