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A little body modification contest in Hudja, a more or less modern country located somewhere in the mountains with, however, some very tribal traditions, pretty shocking (to a stranger) views on the human body, as well as some very strange deities to worship.

The waist-cinching methods in Hudja differ a lot from the 19th century European variant where ladies were used to get a moderately sized corset and then "train" themselves to wear smaller and smaller ones. In Hudja a child gets a normally sized belt at the age of about 3 and later the size of the belt never changes as they grow up, allowing for a very smooth and painless adaptation and having a baby-size waist even in their 20s.

Small waist sizes are generally praised in Hudja, so it's no wonder there are contests where the participants show off the more extreme variants of waist reduction, as well as other breath-taking body modifications.

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bbb33301 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Most interesting.
Old-PaleoClipper Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to touch him...I can't imagine how the skin feels around there.
Honeyween Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like the way this is drawn, specially the belt around the waist, it looks so realistic. However, I'm not really into this kind of stuff...makes me feel sick inside for some reason.
Other than that, this looks awesome :)
Nyar1athotep Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay. I found this person a few minutes ago and I feel exactly the same way about the tiny waists... Nice art, but Jesus Christ. D:
MissterAndy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The torso and arms are absolutely amazing! Everything about the picture seems so soft and delicate, even the bones look smooth and polished beneath the surface of his skin. MAN I sound creepy XD Sorry. Maybe it's the suggestion from the shades and hues in the image but his silhouette is even more striking with the lighter colors behind his middle.

If you don't mind, may I ask you a few questions?
When you begin a drawing do you plan out the image with negative/positive space in mind?
I realize it's fictional though based in reality but would you mind further describing or explaining about the metal bracer on his ribs? I think that it beautifully accentuates his narrow middle and the bony formation of his hips and ribcage.
Oh yeah one more question is Hudja a play on the Hoodia plant?
oONanami-ChanOo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
I love your art, even if I was a little repulsed at first, AT FIRST. Many of the things I love today are things I used to be afraid of or make fun of! I'm going to start tightlacing myself down to 21" soon.... (not that that's much of an adjustment, seeing as I'm currently 22")

But.... what ARE those things on his ribcage? I can't figure out what function they serve....
Lericia Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
ahhhahahah! kuku heh
Marcianek Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow, I'm amazed by your drawing skills- I thought it's a photography, but then I saw some brushwork on his hands and face...but it doesn't change the fact, that the rest of his body are shaded perfectly. I'm in awe.
Draeconin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
You have got some fantastic art, but these 'wasp-waist' boys... Sorry. The art's great; the subject's not. Maybe if you could explain how such a practice would NOT be injurious?
retronick Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he lives without liver?!
moundy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist
Ooohhh..., where are the organs!?
katadams Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Extreme body mod never really interested me aesthetically (though you pull it off marvelously), but sociologically it's absolutely FASCINATING. Yeah, I'm a nerd.
MegaerasFury Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
"somewhere in the mountains"? which mountains?
Timcanpy-chi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Im sorry but the so called "diet" is horribly messed up, i would die..maybe....but who would want a baby sized, anywho~ wonderfull job, and your anatomy is excellant!
SpazztasticPocky Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Student Artist
xD It's not a diet at all.
What they do is they simply wear the same sized belt from age 3-25, thus forming the body into such a cinched shape. The organs (such as the stomach) have squished below or above the waistline, since there is obviously not enough room them underneath the belt. :]
Lena-art Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
sick n weird pic... >.< mwahahhaa i could stare at it for the rest day : D
SingularDisease Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008   General Artist
Your grasp of anatomy is amazing. I love the intricate detailing of his hips and the veins especially. <3 <3

Huddic fashion is so fascinating!
ImitationFreak Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
astritn6 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Kuku? :D - it's basecly translated as "Hey, you there?" in my language :D . Perfect!
Yuni Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Hahah, Shu told me the same :XD:
Well, awesome! Originally I meant it as "Kurvö Kultö" the name of my site ^-^
astritn6 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Suitable in any way ;D
razorwirepuppet Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Gods, that makes me aware of my back pain again D: but it looks so cool.

Man, that's gotta put such a strain on your colon D:
ranshuden Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Just wondering, is it just the males who wear the belts or do the females as well? You mentioned that up unt of 20 something they had to wear the belt as a sign of not being an adult. So does this mean that once they are an adult, that unless they are in the priesthood they no longer have to keep the small waist? Also running around in my head was if the females did, what do they do after childbirth?
Yuni Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Yeah, girls ("females") do wear it as well :]
InfernalNightmare Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008   Digital Artist
oh man that's beautiful, it really is. The story behind it is just fascinating, and it's funny to me that so many people say ouch even though you said that it starts from age three, so there wouldn't even be any pain. I like the wire cage thing over his ribs, it really adds an otherwordly beauty to this. Wonderful job.
psychmeout Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
I love the skin. It really is a crazy combo of creepy and beautiful.
I like how it's all got a mild bondage feel to it, too.
obsessedkitten Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Horribly realistic :D I love your male bodies! Chest and veiny parts just under his bellybutton is love
K-Gforever Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Ow ow! >.< Of course, he seems perfectly comfortable, but the ribs, they're so visible. Crazy awesome art as usual.
dragonstalon65 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
What can I say Yuni, another beautiful piece!!!!
Yuni Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Thank you!! :love:
AquaNinjaPirate Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Creepy yet still beautiful. Love the underwear ;)
orchidreich Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
eww... creepy
KyoCyrano Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Yuni wins! :boogie: Oh i'm gonna run off and design new stuffs for Jubi and Uri! <3333333
Yuni Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Oooh! Thank you so much!! :love:
When it comes to Jubi, Savi and now also Uri, I'm always most happy to inspire, you know :hug::heart:
KyoCyrano Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Wheeeeeeeeee! :hug: <33333
Pokey-Poke Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
woah, thats so cool! I don't know where u get these ideas from, but I lovee it. :)
addisart Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
i really like this one it looks so real and i like the crazy(in a good way that is) design of the best. Oh oh i'm so enjoying this drawings of yours....he's so cool
maimerd Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
I like how you accented the ribs with those metal pieces. And I love the hips too.

I have a question though about the corset. Do they ever take them off? Just wondering.

Also, I love how you added the freckles on his skin. It makes him look even more real.

great work yet again! ^_^
sakkysa Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
As always, I love the way you handle skin and form the face. The textures in this one a really nice, the contrast of materials from the hard metal to the letherish fabric. I'm going to be tough on you and scold you for the hands though Yuni. I think you slacked off a little ;P They just don't hold up to the rest of the image. His nipple texture is very impressive :D
XmalisX Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Oh, I remember when you did the other pic like this! Still just as intriguing. The human body is quite amazing!

Also, I really do like how your pictures look so much like photos. =3
DevjKaiser Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Student Digital Artist

Yuni Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Kurvo Kulto XD
DevjKaiser Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Student Digital Artist

terrastormer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
wow I was actually a little shocked at this on (in a good way of course) gave me a few ideas for the shoot I am going to do actually ^^
PyrateWolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
This is really neat. The boy's garb is so well drawn, as is the rest of him. Looks almost like a photograph.
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