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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
anymore...

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~


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:icondyingmarshmallows:
DyingMarshmallows Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
That looks painful
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:iconyuni:
yuni Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
That looksss painfuuul :trollface:
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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??"
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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
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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 ;)
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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
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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 :)
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:iconyuni:
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
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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!
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medviation Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student General Artist
I thought you might find this interesting... [link]
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:iconyuni:
yuni Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Wow, I never thought that such a thing would be physically possible XD Thanks so much for sharing!
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AinoWallen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cheating :D I want to to that to look thin XD

Btw pretty good as always, i like contortion but this kind of thing always bother me a little ^^" but it's a great artwork ^^
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gymnosophist Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Writer
Regardless & whatever, he's wonderfully beautiful... :heart:
Merry! Merry!
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:iconyuni:
yuni Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Yay! Thank you ^^ :heart:
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gymnosophist Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Writer
^^ :heart: Truly, he's infatuating... Would it be that Santa could bring us each one like him tonight. Alas...
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Kiwwy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Hes amazingly cute. Did you use a real-life study for his face?
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the fabric and skin tones! The story is pretty interesting!:santa:
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:iconyuni:
yuni Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Thank you so much!! :dance:
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:santa: :rudolph: :heart:
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nintendude7cubed Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Well now i know.. It's okay it'll be our little secret..... too creepy? probably.
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:iconyuni:
yuni Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Hahah, the title was from Louis Armstrong's song, something random really that popped in my head while submitting XD
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nintendude7cubed Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Oooh lol but it makes a lot of sense seeing as how he's pictured with a shirt on looking inconspicuous. Speaking of clothes this might be going out on a bit of a limb but i'd really wanna see like Arcus or someone in a completely modern outfit like a simple graphic t-shirt and nice fitting jeans and converse shoes or something like that. Just a random thought.
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:iconyuni:
yuni Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
I like the idea of putting him in jeans and some loose t-shirt giving a good hint on the size of his waist underneath. But maybe it's worth making some new character like a college student who has this creepy little secret, probably would work with an emo boy the best XD
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nintendude7cubed Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Nice that sounds really awesome. Doing an emo college kid would work so well for you cuz you're good at hair. Plus it would be really badass and you could even incorporate some of the sharp objects I've seen as like a self-punishment thing
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:iconyuni:
yuni Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
lol,what do you mean by sharp objects? XD but hey that's an interesting idea too, emo love cutting themselvs, so can't help but abuse that, hahaha
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nintendude7cubed Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
like in Endorphin Rush and Wasp Boy they are both pictured with sharp objects around their bladder area. This could be some sort of unusual way he punishes himself. and abuse the hell out of it! xD
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:iconyuni:
yuni Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Made a sketch already: [link] thanks for the quick inspiration!! XD
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Caravaggia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Aw poor baby, I would give my own food to such puppy eyes !
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:iconyuni:
yuni Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Hahaha, I should add a sign "Dear Tourists!! Don't feed peasant boys!!" to Hudja's entrance XD
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Syrrhaal Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist
It looks fantastic!
I especially love the expression on the cloth covering part it is somehow even sensual like if wearing it would give him some sort of pleasure )

And I don't think people can be bored of your great works and don't think this theme is that bad either to draw it all over and over )
I love the belt's design and these golden colour feel over the whole work. Also how soft you made the clothes fitting so well with his expression I love so much. ^^



Ps; going to reply your notes slowly my power cuts made it come a bit slower then excepted. Already thinking good ideas for the game. )
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:iconyuni:
yuni Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Well waist cinching first and foremost *is* for pleasure, the belly has a lot of nerve endings that tickle in very nice and interesting ways when you squeeze it. Depends on the constitution of course, but for example me I'm rather slender and it really feels very pleasing to me even if it looks like something stupid to do XD Of course I couldn't squeeze it down to that size in the drawing, but I'm very close to this [link] or this [link] ^^ Honestly nothing but pleasure but also nice to dream of a smaller size, usually through art of course because for myself I want it to be pleasing, not painful XD Also might hurt if you don't listen carefully to the body, but I always do ^_^

So glad you enjoyed the belt design and the clothes, the shirt looks exactly like that in the mirror with a belt on underneath and it was really tempting to draw ^^
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Syrrhaal Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh I didn't know you trying belt your belly too!
It is surprising to know it not hurts as the eye it would make people feel it may hurt since it looks for the common people "unnatural" when they first meet with it. Then got more into it surely gives a whole different view. ^^

I never thought to try it myself, not sure that without some proper tips or maybe "tutorials" it could be do safe for those who never did alone, but seeing over your arts surely a tempting thought to play with ^^

I can imagine how pleasure it is for you to draw and design in this theme and the best part is that no matter how many times you draw it is always bringing new ideas and touch behind it. Like you have same theme but never the same art, which makes it rich and curious to know what will be your next art! ^^
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:iconyuni:
yuni Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Well, it doesn't hurt, only gives some interesting sensations, but you can interpret them as pleasant or not, depending on how much you like waist-cinching in the first place: if you don't really care about it then you won't feel anything pleasant about it... but if you find tight belts sexy then you most probably will find it rather pleasant ^^ But I'm only explaining since you asked, not telling you to try, haha

And very happy that you see it this way: the same theme but never the same art. It's really sad that there are people who think that 'concept' and 'artwork' is the same thing.. for me it's two completely different things.
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Nootie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh, pish posh, it is your attention to detail (including repetition) that makes me enjoy viewing your works. Hehe, I look at an artist that doesn't practice repetition, as a fool that couldn't draw the same person twice and have it look like them again. :0 And that just makes me angry. XD You always have such interesting backstories, too. A treat to read, even if I'm a dolt 90% of the time and forget to let you know.

You keep on the same stuff, even if another artist doesn't like it or you get this awkward feeling that you "should" be doing something else. Practice makes [close to] perfect. :B
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yuni Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Hahaha, no problem at all because you know I do follow your Skyrim adventures and everything related but always feeling too feeble to comment, not being an avid player myself...I'm only level 32 despite having played 60+ hours already! I specially enjoyed how much juice you managed to squeeze out of poor little Cicero, who was a mere 2-minute NPC for me X3 Really made me reconsider ways I play games sometimes...

Yeah there's always some awkward feeling inside that insists we don't have the right to enjoy what we already have and must always improve, try something else and so on... I think it's something to do with evolutionary instincts in humans...
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Nootie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hey, Anothi is only level 21, and I only have the College, Dark Brotherhood, and Thieves Guild under her belt, maybe a quarter of the main quest started, and I'm pretty sure I've got 50+ hours into it! XD Too much stuff to go staring at, or play with. XD You never have to comment, because I know you enjoy stuff either way. :heart: I think we both know how exhausting it gets replying to comments as it is. lol

Nothing is ever perfect, and if we think we're there with one piece, we're gonna look back at it in one year and go, "Hmm, that could use a remaster" or, "I could have done that better". Working at the same thing over and over, ha, it just gets BETTER AND BETTER, I say!
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yuni Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Oh it's understandable to be level 21 if you do a lot of sight seeing, now that I think of it, it would be more surprising if you were level 50 and still manage to keep up with drawing and literary works XD

It's just I'm subscribed to "Skyrim" tag at tumblr so it's not rare to see people level 48+, members of all possible guilds with arrows sticking out from both knees, elbows and basically all other body parts, lol.

Yeah and it's hard sometimes to break the ice and invade another artist's territory, much easier to stare from afar which I tend to do a lot myself..

As for drawing the same stuff, I personally prefer thinking that I "study" something or make some "research" and the like.. Just a perfect explaination of why I'd want to draw it more than once and even more than a few times. I'm not very content with people's general excuse "Just because I love drawing it, gtfo" because it has a heavy egoistic flavor and I just can't live with the idea of doing something out of sheer egoism, whenever I do something egoistic I always end up depressed, probably some complex, mild childhood trauma or something. But the idea of doing a study somehow fits my personality perfectly, it's the best ever excuse to draw the same thing a million times XD
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Nootie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
To simplify it, like my best friend and I have been doing, just say:

"I do this because of reasons" and leave it at that! XD Who cares what other artists do, or what they think. They don't have to sit with the hand cramps all day or night, toiling over that ONE PIECE. Yeah.
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yuni Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Good conversation killer too! XD
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Nootie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yep! LOL XD
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Lichtherz Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You may study the same themes over and over again. Yet the outcome is (y)unique every time :D
Keep the work up!
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:iconyuni:
yuni Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Thanks, I will ^^
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KrausC Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh my this character looks is so beautiful :3
And I have noticed you seem to repeat yourself when you say people tell you "you always draw the same thing;" but I wouldn't even give those trolls the satisfaction of responding to that. As long as you are doing what you love that is all that matters. Anyways keep it up Yuni! :D
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yuni Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Yeah but trolls are professional attention whores :D And thank you, glad you find him beautiful~ I feel like drawing more of them peasant boys now X3
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KrausC Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yay :3 I look forward to them!
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Aldric-Cheylan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011   General Artist
I like the story and love the drawing! Especially the way you
coloured his face and his belly. I also like a lot his gaze!

And what's this idea of creating something different each time
without any repetitions?
I love to admire your beautiful art and never get tired of it.
I don't think something totally new each time is better than something
already seen that you even improved.

I love to see your "wasp boys"! ^-^
So beautiful~ :heart:
I'm eager to see other like this one!
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:iconyuni:
yuni Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoy them "wasp boys" ^^ Sure there will be a lot more of them in the future, I always find a lot of pleasure drawing them and pretty sure I haven't drawn my most beautiful one yet ^-^

If a person is afraid of repetitions, it's a sign that they have really bad nerves, it's a psychotic mind, like having bugs in the head. My repetitions, on the other hand, come from the fact that I'm a very calm person, like a scientist who can study a specific phenomenon for 10-20 years and learn about its different aspects.

I've also noticed that all truly talented people are very consistent in their themes and techniques, while more "psychotic" artists simply burn out quickly, not having created anything interesting.
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Aldric-Cheylan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   General Artist
You're so welcome! :heart:
I really do love them! And I'm very glad to hear
that you'll do more! :3

I like what you think about repetitions. I think
I can consider myself as a kind of scientist then. ^-^
It makes me think that it's the same for playing an
instrument. I play the piano and always repeat the same
melodies again and again to make it better each time.
So being able to study the same subject for long is
something that proves that you have good nerves and
brain I think.

And I also agree with you when you say that "psychotic"
artists simply burn out quickly and never create interesting
things.
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yuni Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Yeah, I think the same! Imagine your own art next year, then 2 years or 3 years ahead! I can almost imagine how beautiful it will be if you put a lot of effort into it! ^^ I already really like your ideas and the world you're creating right now. However, I know I mostly only comment on your contortion sketches and I really feel bad about it, hope it won't prevent you from drawing other inspirations and other things you love. But let me tell you about your contortion sketches, they really make me always get back to look at them again and again ^-^

I like your comparison to the piano, indeed why not repeat the melody you really like XD Me, I even listen to the same song 1000+ times if I like it! XD
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Aldric-Cheylan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   General Artist
Aww, you're too kind! :heart:
Thank you so much Yuni! I'm really really glad to know it!
And don't worry, I won't stop drawing things I love. ^-^

I do too, listening to more than 1000 times a song I like. ^^
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