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Jo Weldon aka Jo Boobs by MissMatzenbatzen Jo Weldon aka Jo Boobs by MissMatzenbatzen
I want to start a new series with portraits of burlesque artists. For the first one I cose Jo Weldon aka Jo Boobs. She is an amazing Burlesque performer and also teacher and Head Mistress of The New York School of Burlesque. For more info check out what she writes about herself [link] in her blog [link]

Some explanations: She is holding an Godzilla head because in one of her performances she actually wears a Godzilla costume, completely with a head like this. I thought that was absolutely hilarious, check it out: [link]
The girls in the background studying her dance are supposed to hint to the School of Burlesque.
She is wearing red because she looks absolutely gorgeous in red!

With this one I tried a more simplistic approach. Actually I always wanted to get more simplistic but shied away from the lack of detail. Once you leave a lot of stuff out the shapes and colors that are actually there become really important.


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Thank you guys so much for your comments and faves! It really means a lot to me! I dont have the time to answer them at the moment but they really make me happy! :heart: :hug: :blowkiss:
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Crazywulf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really like your retro style, great piece :boogie:
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misslunaeclipse Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Very cool!
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Sk3lingt0n Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Jo Boob's Godzilla act is my FAVOURITE BURLESQUE ACT ever. Seriously, I loved it. And I love this. The style you have it in is wonderful, and your overall portrayal is just fantastic!
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kinkei Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
great work
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karkarodon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
As someone who has had the pleasure of working with Jo Boobs and works within the NYC burlesque community, I had to comment on this. It's a brilliant piece of work. Love the old feel to it. Just a lovely piece of work.

Joe the Shark
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AniseShaw Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
A++ darling.

At least that's what I hope they're rating her.
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Wes-the-Crayon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
I HAVE THAT MASK!

And now I will never look at it the same way again. Fantastic drawing, by the way. :)
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dfw-boy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
I looked through the links!! It's a clever idea but I have to say I lold pretty hard too! tee hee...

Great work!
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Sugarballs Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Nice, Beauty killed the Beast
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Pocketowl Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
This is my favorite picture of yours! I love how you did her fishnets!
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FindingOx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
cool! does she know you're drawing her?
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rockyoursocks Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"She is wearing red because she looks absolutely gorgeous in red!"

hehe, yes she can! :) Absolutely gorgeous
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vaga79 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
original idea!!
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Seyreene Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Auf so eine Idee muss man wirklich erstmal kommen. Ich habe bisher nie Godzilla mit Erotik verbunden und stelle mir das auch recht... ungewöhnlich vor. O_O

Aber nun, dein Bild dazu ist wieder einmal toll! Allein diese gelehrigen Schülerinnen im Hintergrund. :)
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LaraInPink Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's great!!
I can't wait for the next illustrations of the Burlesque Series :aww:


It must be very funny to take Burlesque classes, I'd like to do it! :D
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rainbowmermaid Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
WOoo so cool and sexy!
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DieTaube Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Ich liebe einfach die Mädels im Hintergrund, ihre kleinen Füßchen sind toll XD
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231705 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
you really weren't kidding about the godzilla head. funny stuff...
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chachaman Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
lovely!!
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pacienciaYfe Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Wonderful! Can't wait to see more in this series!
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N-Dee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Jo great! ;)
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Miss-Glitter Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
this is brilliant :D
you're so talented!!
the godzilla head made me giggle too..
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is fantastic! I'd wager the subject of the art might also like to see it.
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I shot her a quick e-mail giving her a heads up because she simply should see this image!
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katieburns Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
i like this piece a lot, it's really fun and bright. the girl who is sitting closest to jo, since her hair is so dark it gets lost in the back ground. if you moved her to the left so she had a white background behind her head, she would have a more interesting silhouette.
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow, you should show this to her, it's amazing!!!
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PoisonApple88 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
wow you are so talented ^_^
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Crithon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
brilliant, I just love the women in the back taking notes
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lalalandofclouds Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely she is gorgeous :) :hug:
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ChristianNauck Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Superduperschnuper!
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eagle2410 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
welcome to [link]
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MissMatzenbatzen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
:glomp:
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