Centrepiece by KatFeete ()
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Skin dancing: an art form that combines dance and reprogrammable tattoos. So as she dances the tattoos will flow, shift, and change to reflect the dance's theme and music. Skin dancing was actually developed by a Kieselburg native, but as both the creator (xenophiliac, and more than a little crazy) and the art form, which skates perilously close to cyborg-style implants for the more conservative crowd, are a bit pushing the edge for the Kieselburg elite, the dance did not see much popularity in its home city until the Emperor tapped a noted skin dancer to be one of his Imperial Companions twelve years ago. Even now the city has a somewhat embarrassed relationship with the art, appreciating the for-once-positive attention it has brought but wishing rather it had a more dignified and less disturbing way of bringing it.
The pattern changes are often preprogrammed, but this dancer's goggles (eyewear is usually a computer interface in-setting) suggest that she is doing a live control of her skin dance.
Bringing back my gallery from the dead because I've been feeling better about my render skills lately, and besides, I miss the comments and criticism. :) This particular image is a panel from this page of my comic. I spent way too much time on it but the results made me happy.
Non-marketplace credits: the dancer uses DAZ Genesis, PDesign's Rosalie skin with tattoos done in DecalMaster, Aerysoul's Aermy bodice, and glasses from Inception8's Shadowcrul. The set is Jack Tomalin's excellent GIS Sigma.