Boxer, dancer, or god


Sometimes I take inspiration (such as it is) from archeology. So one day I was looking at photos of findings from the Indus Valley civilization when I stumbled on this: 


The original is better than mine, of course, but it's fun to take your own whack at such things. 

The original is often labeled as "Dancer," or "Dancing Girl." At least one scholar contends it depicts a particular goddess with (notional) ties to the Hindu pantheon. But it looks more like a fighter to me. I file my version under the name "Boxer. "

I tried to preserve the figure's necklace and footlessness, but everything else was up for grabs, including perspective. 




It's on canvas. Acrylic, oil pastel, marker, pen, chalk, crayon, matte poly. 10x16ins. 



















 







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