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Nobody knows... by yuni Nobody knows... by yuni
While every single other artist on DA creates something completely
different in EVERY single submission of theirs, without a single
repetition (you're all geniuses you know), poor ol' Yuni does not
hesitate to thoroughly study the same old boring themes again
and again as if I haven't drawn them wasp boys a million times
already XD oh well... haha

Anyway, the harvest in Hudja has been extremely poor this year, so
dog's collars are once again in fashion! Poor peasants ^_^;;

Hudja is a small settlement in the middle of nowhere, where the
harvest has always been so poor that at some point the local
priests had to invent various fictional saints and legends about
their deeds; according to the priests, the said fictional saints
were used to eat very little and wore tight belts to conquer their
"lust" for food.

Just as the priests thought, the practice was shortly adopted by
many people and their families and generally praised for its great
help in suppressing hunger.

Generation after generation, they polished this new tradition.
Eventually, the government of Hudja introduced cultural festivals
where anyone could demonstrate his or her tiny waist. All of a
sudden the country was crowded with tourists interested in the
unusual festivities, and in just a few years the economy improved
to the level where they basically didn't need to tighten belts

But since it was the only thing that made this country worth
visiting by tourists, the Huddic government decided to open
several official clubs exclusively for the young people who were
interested in preserving the good ol' tradition.

^ just more of 'em Huddic lads~

:devart: Find more of... :bulletyellow:Huddic themes :bulletyellow:waist-cinching :bulletyellow:men
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DyingMarshmallows Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
That looks painful
yuni Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
That looksss painfuuul :trollface:
Rad-Pax Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have to wonder... what would it be liek to get him in bed ._.
"hey bby... whoa!! what's that??"
Rad-Pax Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that looks paintful o_o
but i love it,
i LOVE how you color
cheeseandchocolate Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I've gotta say, i think this would kill someone. i know you say that with corsets, women get down to 13 inches, but if you look that was a gradual cinch in of the waist with the ribs reforming so that face on the ribcage tightens in at the bottom. Because this is so sudden, you couldn't get any muscles running through there, and so you would have no core support, and I don't think you'd be able to stand or sit up. The woman with the 13 inch waist preserved her muscles because they gradually got slimmer towards that point, but the sudden jut under the ribcage I'm pretty sure would kill someone.
That said, it's beautiful art (even if contortion scares me) and with the practicality thing, well, as long as you don't try it at home ;)
yuni Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I didn't say it was sudden, probably took many years to get there. But like I said, they first did only mild belting just to reduce hunger, but after their village was full of tourists to look at this belt-wearing tradition, their economy improved muchly so they didn't have to wear it and only did it for the tourists, much like for example snake charmers in India who have government's support today to preserve the old tradition. So they practice since early age to become very good at it and keep up the tradition.

A lot of examples of extreme waist measures I found in this badly formatted but nevertheless curious article: [link] - I found it a week ago and must say it really averted me from this practice, although it contains the examples of the smallest waist from real life but I couldn't stop getting the feeling along the article that they practically tortured their daughters to turn them into wasp ladies and even trained them to never show a sign of distress.

I mean as an artist I like an unusual form like this but I can't stand reading how such results were achieved in real life, it reminds me of the Chinese foot binding (breaking girl's feet at a very young age and making her wear special shoes to make the feet appear very small when she grows up).

I'm more and more ashamed of myself that I even draw such traditions, but the form looks so interesting that I simply can't resist XD And of course I don't encourage anyone to try this. I actually tried it myself at home and I liked the sensation of a very tight belt, it's very refreshing, but I'm not sure about the effects of wearing it for hours daily, so I only did for 10 minutes :3
cheeseandchocolate Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Huh, it's certainly unusual that you like drawing it and not reading about it! :) I think my point was though that you have to lengthen the waist (like in that article) and have a more gently curving hourglass figure to preserve the muscles. Like, by using a corset not a belt. But really interesting idea, I've never seen this done and you pull it off very well :)
yuni Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Well I was fascinated by that article but disturbed all the same, like, I loved to imagine that these young girls could be cinched all the way down to almost 10 inches but to think that they did that to real girls and the whole culture at the time demanded that girls must bear with the intense pressure on the waist without distress, it's just kind of disturbing XD

Well at least there were several references to girls who actually enjoyed this practice themselves and it seemed from the description at least that they'd willingly get trained for a few hours a day if that meant a smaller waist in the end. That I guess can be called passion and I think it's completely valid. What I didn't like is that the culture at the time demanded that ALL girls have waists that small, so instead of an artform waist-cinching became a common everyday fashion. I personally think it should be an artform only for few people to practice, then it's a lot more fascinating in contrast with people who don't practice.

As for muscles, I'm fascinated with the shapes that tight belts produce (more round looking lower belly as well as more defined but not skinny ribcage), but I haven't heard of many real life examples, so I have no idea what kind of effects very extreme tight-belting might have on the muscles. Perhaps you're right and corsets would offer more stability for the torso. But I still can't help it but love the belts better XD They define the hips and ribcage in a way that no corset would be able to reproduce XD
Baka-no-Neko Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Delightfully beautiful and yet has me holding myself as I cringe :lmao:, I love your artwork!
medviation Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student General Artist
I thought you might find this interesting... [link]
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