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Flower of Old Shanghai by yangtianli Flower of Old Shanghai by yangtianli
This is a quick-ish painting I did for fun. It was made for a challenge a friend hosted on their website [link] check out other's awesome entries on their page! :)

The challenge was to do a Femme fatale assassin, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to do a Chinese lady from 1920s of Shanghai. I LOVE cheongsam(the Chinese dress) so much! I wish I could afford one... XD they are so expensive~ Oh and here are two of my favourite songs from that era (It's very old so you might hate it :P)
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While I was painting this one, I realised that I haven't done a normal human character for ages!! O.o haha. Anyway, hope you enjoy it :)



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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist
That's an amazing piece of work!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot for the comment and glad you enjoyed the painting!! :love: :hug:
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skyemoon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
this is very dynamic! you've got it!!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! :love: :hug:
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karepan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AUGH I LOVE THIS i love the concept!! looks great tian!! *__* :heart:
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much Aubrey! :heart: Is it because it's asian? LOOOL :XD:
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Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic, i love everything about this drawing ;)
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!! :love:
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Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome ^_^
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ScarletDesires Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
真棒!我最喜欢夜上海范儿啦!我有很深的民国情节。
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
谢谢~~我也有!!哈哈好想买旗袍……但没有机会穿啊5555555555555
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ScarletDesires Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
诶?如果是颜色素一点的旗袍日常就可以穿哦,我有一件颜色挺素的,穿出去也不会夸张。
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
这样哦,我得研究一下,哈哈!但是我总觉得旗袍还是应该大花花的!! :XD:
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chibi-stella Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
this design is really nice!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :love:
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chibi-stella Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
not at all :hug:
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Elinewton Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Great image!!
All the details are very good!!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!! :love: :hug:
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:iconelinewton:
Elinewton Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Welcome!!
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starcru Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
nice.
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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starcru Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
youre welcome.i love your work.
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drigulch Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
An absolutely gorgeous Gal who has the gin joint swaying to some magnificent mood music. Love the whole feel of this disorienting, orient femme fatale. Just when you stagger off the boat from San Francisco after being Shanghaied and stumbling into the local night club thinking it was safe to go back into a waterfront club, you encounter this Chinese temptress mesmerizing at the microphone and flashing a touch of her naughty industrial strength stay-up stocking to show that she likes the rough stuff. Just as you hear the horn of your departing former boat a hundred yards out in the harbor.
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for such a lovely comment and the story! so glad to see your interpretation of the image! :D and LOL @“the industrial strength stay up stocking”. awesome!
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PureForestGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Gorgeous! ^^

And yeah, I love those dresses too, although I think we call them "qi pao" s instead. XD

Amazing work!
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :D :hug: Isn't it cheongsam in English? In Chinese we do call it Qi pao :D
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PureForestGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Lol, I saw an author (Lisa See) write it as "cheongsam" in her book, "Shanghai Girls."

I honestly don't know. XD I'm Chinese myself, so I just call it "qipao" all the time. XD
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
我也是中国人啊~哈哈!!
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PureForestGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Lol. ^^

You'll have to forgive me. I only recognize a very limited amount of characters, OTL. I grew up in the U.S. XD

But I did understand what you just said, lol. ^^;
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
LOL. no worries at all! haha!!
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VercheLicious Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
the pose is very dynamic and I love her cocky smile :love:
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! :love: :tighthug:
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VercheLicious Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
you're welcome :hug:
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KatiraMoon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! I really like the pose and dress. :love:
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!! :hug: I want a dress like that too XD
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kongvmax Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I smell a movie :D
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha, awesome! thanks :D
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anzul Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student General Artist
looks quite beautifull :)
im loving that pose :D

as for the music, i have hear some oldies and old-ified songs that i realy like
asfor those two, i liked the intrumentals, but i dont get the lirycs XD
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much for the comment and checking out the music! haha one is called 'rose rose I love you' and the other is called 'night Shanghai' :love:
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anzul Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
and thank you for a wonderfull painting :D
and yeah, i like to hear diferents kinds of music now and then XD
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RosemaryL-MaggieJ Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student General Artist
She's beautiful :iconiloveyouplz:
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! :hug: :rose:
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