Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Artist arrives

  1. #1
    Junior Member Max West's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    16
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Artist arrives

    Hello, everyone. My professional name is Max West and I'm an emerging visual artist. I hope to work at my craft full-time eventually. I have my own comics series (print comics) and I'm also working on my own art books which I hope to put out at least one of by the end of the year.

    Hmm, I know what some of you may be thinking after reading the above passage. I'm not a dancer...so why does some artist care about a belly dancing forum?

    Actually, I like drawing belly dancers from time-to-time as subject matter. This isn't at all unusual. The French painter Edgar Degas did paint ballet dancers and belly dancers do appear in the works of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and Eugene Delacroix. Maybe I'll share a few of my sketches from time to time up here. My interest in this forum is learning about belly dance.

    I have a personal Wordpress.com blog at The Art of Max West where I post up drawings, mainly of women and of landscapes. My main base of operations is over at Sunnyville Stories - which is the primary weblog of my comics series. FYI, it's a slice-of-life comics series about a small town of anthropomorphic animals and two teenagers living there, Rusty and Sam. On another note, I'm planning to reveal in a future story that Sam is actually a trained belly dancer herself.

    Well, that's all there really is to know about me. Hello, everyone.
    Last edited by Max West; 03-25-2011 at 11:22 PM.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Mosaic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Melbourne Australia, but a Kiwi
    Posts
    8,295
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Max, anyone with a genuine interest in bellydance is welcome here. We have several members who are not dancers, but love the dance and the music, some are musicians, some photographers and there maybe an artist or 2 as well as folk who just love the dance & cultural aspects.
    ~Mosaic
    Dance is like glitter, it not only colours your life, it makes you sparkle, you find it everywhere and in everything and it's near impossible to get rid of. (unknown)


  3. #3
    Moderator Amulya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    7,065
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Welcome to the forum! Non-dancers are indeed very welcome here, we like to see input from different angles here and non-dancers often have very valuable info too. We dancers sometimes tend to see things only from a dancer's perspective, it's good to hear different opinions

  4. #4
    Senior Member Erik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    558
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Max, I want to thank you for relieving me of being the only non-dancer who has posted on this forum recently. It took some urging to get me to join but everyone has been very nice here (unlike another web site which shall go unmentioned). I like to think of belly dancers like airplane pilots. When performing they are undoubtedly the stars, but it takes various other people in the background to enable them to do what they do so well.

    I like your artwork. I used to draw but gave it up because writing interested me even more. My brother and I rarely drew humans and mostly used cats as characters.

  5. #5
    Junior Member Max West's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    16
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Thanks, Erik, for praising my work. You're one of the few who actually has.

    Thanks, everyone, for welcoming me.

  6. #6
    Moderator Farasha Hanem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    In the heartland of the USA
    Posts
    4,776
    Post Thanks / Like

    Big Grin

    Welcome to the forum, Max, and you're welcome! I happen to love comics, so be sure, I'll check out your web site!

  7. #7
    Senior Member goddessyasaman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Westminster, Md
    Posts
    516
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Hello Max and welcome, I like your style, I love art, I think it's great that you have joined our forum here. I am a big comic fan and you site is cool. I paint and draw as well, I do fantasy art and I'm a fiction writer as well as a Belly dancer so you are welcome here in this ring of artist

  8. #8
    V.I.P. Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    In the mountains of Montana
    Posts
    2,220
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Those belly dancer cartoons are adorable! Welcome to the forum Max

    Belly dancers draw the music with their bodies in space. That's the only drawing I can manage. When I have a pencil in my hand all I've done is stick figures It must be lovely to have a gift of drawing.

    The western artist Charlie Russell also did some small pictures of belly dancers in the margins of his letters he sent home from his visit to Egypt.

  9. #9
    Junior Member Max West's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    16
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jane View Post
    Those belly dancer cartoons are adorable! Welcome to the forum Max

    Belly dancers draw the music with their bodies in space. That's the only drawing I can manage. When I have a pencil in my hand all I've done is stick figures It must be lovely to have a gift of drawing.

    The western artist Charlie Russell also did some small pictures of belly dancers in the margins of his letters he sent home from his visit to Egypt.

    Thanks, Jane. I actually have a blog post coming up on Tuesday with a few drawings of belly dancers from my sketchbook. I really appreciate your compliments.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •