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Equilibrist by Beleleu Equilibrist by Beleleu
An interesting aesthetic caught my attention while watching an opera on TV.

Searching I found that this rich visual is called commedia dell'arte, and then I started drawing sketches with the theme.

These studies led to the idea of creating a Jester using a wooden leg, based on the aesthetics of the commedia dell'arte.

The mask is a very present element in commedia dell'arte, but in the character, I decided not to put a mask, but to make his face with exaggerated proportions, similar to one.

The image was made in 3dsmax and completed in Photoshop.

Some steps of production are shown as follows.

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Given 2012-02-17
Equilibrist by ~Beleleu has a lovely sense of texture and softness combined with very striking character. ( Featured by Cymae )
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orchid22 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Wow is all I can say..wow! :
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Beleleu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WOW thanks :)
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:iconorchid22:
orchid22 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Your welcome :)
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:icontabascofanatikerin:
Tabascofanatikerin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist
This little character looks quite original and impressive, also it's an interesting costume design. Sweet!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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NoStressBaggy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
What did you model it in? it looks fucking beautiful!
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:iconjgaldragonborn:
JgalDragonborn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EGAH that's creepy!
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:iconmartinhanford1974:
MartinHanford1974 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That is so creepy,love it Ha-Ha!
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:iconabbandonandar:
AbbandonAndar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is just amazing, Definitely deserving of a DD.
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PokemonFromHell Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really a fantastic work. I'm a bit skittish of clowny things, though. They make fantastic nightmare fuel. @3@
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Brilliant! Love the textures and colors and the crisp look of it all. Awesome.
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:iconstrobotic:
Strobotic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me to pixar *V*
Awesome work!
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:iconhollowheaven:
HollowHeaven Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
I love the ball. It shows some WONDERFUL texture.
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Superbum Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, I found Commedia Dell Arte from my college text about 2-3 years ago. There is a bunch of great clips of this art on Youtube. Not to mention you can find a Commedia reference in a movie called the Libertine while Johnny Depp is playing a stage show.
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flaregirl1121 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like a movie poster...IT SHOULD BE A MOVIE :la:
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Xophia Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
nice work! something you dont get to see everyday, really fun to look at :D
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:iconwinterblooddrop:
WinterBloodDrop Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It just stole my sole with it's gaze.
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:iconclearfog:
ClearFog Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats Just pure genius! amazing texturing and modeling!
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Sonylisation Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A wonderful idea that ended up being really nice! It is important to plan and really know what you want to do and you clearly show that you do!

A really nice picture!
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shawn10000 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, very interesting work of art.
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:iconrjonesdesign:
rjonesdesign Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Superb!
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:iconautumn-starlight:
Autumn-Starlight Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant looking character. Feel like I could pluck the ball right out of the picture, awesome!
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:iconanobu:
Anobu Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
scary little jester guy
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:iconcatholicvampire:
CatholicVampire Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Writer
Comedia Del'Arte is always fun to play with. Which stock character this little guy based off of?
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madameATP Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Fantastic. I would have sworn that this was photomanipulation. The way that you managed to create realistic textures only adds to the silly and almost darkly crafted character who reminds me slightly of Jack Skellington, a court jester, and an old figurine that my Mom always kept of a skier equilibrist.
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EdaHerz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Amazing! Congrats!!! :D
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:iconbazwert:
bazwert Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love jesters!
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i-am-tsukiko Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
0o0...that's insane.
(insanely awesome!!!)
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Bashlomi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
I keep thinking, "Wow, I hope he doesn't fall off that ball."
Poor fella. He's very cute, though. If I were a queen, he'd be my favorite fool. :heart:
Amazing picture, and congrats on the DD!
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magnusandalec Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, your style is beautiful!

Brilliant picture, congrats on the DD!
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Silversong-Rain Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you just can't help but smile when you see this guy :D
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dgLari Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As soon as I saw this I knew I had to fav it, seriously the character is just so stunning! The composition is beautiful and I love how many textures and shapes there are yet the picture doesn't look overloaded at all! I seriously love it! :heart:
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Gannaty Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice work
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:iconsleepykarie91:
sleepykarie91 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks a little kreepy, but its pretty koo as well.
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:iconzennyo:
Zennyo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
cool*
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:iconnarutofan20:
narutofan20 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
creppy
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:iconzennyo:
Zennyo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
creepy*
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GarnetLynne Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
super cute, are you planning an animation of this? I think the opera in animation would be so cute. good work.
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mahfam Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
lovely really...
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful =D
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:iconneeckochichi:
Neeckochichi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Best DD of the Day!
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:iconcheeseweebie:
CheeseWeebie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's creepy and fascinating all at the same time
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:iconunusualhero:
UnusualHero Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply gorgeous.
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:iconjadecis:
JadeCIS Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this joyfulness :)
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:iconkhanluo:
KhanLuo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
HAH! Tinha que ser Brasileiro mesmo... Parabéns, excelente trabalho! Realmente impressionante!!! ;P
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larsvegas1982 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
cool stuff
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:joy:
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KivaChan8 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool! but for some reason, part of me could just see this in a very funny Pixar Short.
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jurX-CG Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hehe nice char!
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MissEllaAllanPoe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! It looks like a photo!
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