A few more Judy drawings

It has been awhile since I’ve posted up any drawings of belly dancers. ¬†Or of my anthropomorphic belly dancing bruin, Judy. ¬†So why not a few more?

"Judy Concept 4", pencil on paper


I’ll definitely need to make a model sheet so it’ll be easier to make more drawings of Judy.¬† Read the rest of this entry »


Sketchbook Sampler 2: Belly dancers

I have some more belly dancers up this week.  These are some more pieces from my sketchbook.  Here they are.

Belly dancer sketch 1


This blonde belly dancer wears the Turkish style bedlah (belly dancing outfit).  I usually tend to draw my women in the Turkish style outfits, which show more.  This is to make them look more visually appealing.  However, there are other styles of belly dancing where more modest clothes are worn.  I know some of the American and Tribal Fusion have a variety of outfits like full dresses, skirts, and lycra pants.

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Sketchbook sampler: Belly dancers

I thought I’d share some sketches today from my sketchbook.¬† I keep a small wirebound 5.5×8.5 inch sketchbook that I use for working out rough ideas and thinking up concepts.¬† It’s rare for me to share the contents of my sketchbook with others (more on this in a moment).¬† But I thought I’d open up my private work and show you what I’ve been working on.

Belly dancer sketch 3


This piece was sketched in pencil and is an actual scan from the aforementioned sketchbook. Read the rest of this entry »

Judy Does the Mario

I got a sketch to share with all of you and it’s of Judy, my beautiful belly dancer.

Graphite and red pencil on 8.5x11 paper

There’s an interesting story behind this image. Read the rest of this entry »

More Judy drawings

Wilkommen, friends.  Today, I have a few more sketches of my cartoon female bear belly dancer, Judy Binder.  I plan to make her the subject of an art book of pen-and-ink drawings (and perhaps a few paintings).  Shall we meet her? Judy Binder

This pretty lady here is Judy Binder, a professional belly dancer of mixed Turkish-American blood.¬† Her father was an American and her mom was Turkish.¬† Her mom taught her from a young age how to belly dance and she became one of the best.¬† Judy currently resides in Turkey, dancing in various clubs and at private functions.¬† She likes to travel though and makes occasional trips to France and Italy.¬† Judy’s main desire is to enjoy herself and she does that by dancing.¬† Even if she dances for others, she will always dance for herself. Read the rest of this entry »

Judy the Belly Dancer

This secondary satellite blog of mine is intended to showcase my miscellaneous works and comics.¬† So what will go up here?¬† One of the ideas I’ve been toying with for awhile now is to do drawings of belly dancers.¬† I’ve always had a fascination for the movements and, of course, the beauty of female belly dancers.¬† It’s not at all uncommon in the field of art.¬† The French pastellist Edgar Degas frequently used ballet dancers as a motif in his own work and yet another Frenchman, Eugene Delacroix, made some trips to North Africa where he did drawings and paintings of belly dancers.

Anyway, my goal is to put out my own art book containing a collection of illustrations and a couple of comics, both done in pen-and-ink as well as painted gouache art, about a belly dancer.¬† So what sort of dancer will be appearing in this book?¬† Since anthropomorphic animals are my area of expertise, the character I hope to feature in this art book is an anthropomorphic cartoon female bear I’ve simply called “Judy”.¬† Read the rest of this entry »