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Nadia the Champion by Gymnart Nadia the Champion by Gymnart
Nadia Comaneci mounting the balance beam for the Compulsory Competition at the 76 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada.

This was done for the 30 anniversary of Nadia's perfect 10 scores at those games.

I used Gimp 2.2.8 to paint this and a book cover for reference.

This portrait goes with this one: [link]


The work contained in my gallery is Copyright 2000-2008 Bobbie a.k.a Gymnart.
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:iconnightfury99:
NightFury99 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! You're awsome!:D
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :D
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:icondcrute:
Dcrute Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Very nice portrat og the girl
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconrainvine:
rainvine Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012   Filmographer
<blockquoted> Wow!! I don't remember seeing your art before, I think the last time I came to your gallery there were only your favourites!
This is a lovely, splendid piece and I very much love how you portrayed her! Well done!
The colors are very emotional and there is so much life in her. Bravooo!!
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
P.S. Thanks for the nice comment!
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Gymnart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<blockquoted>? :D
That must have been a very very looooong time ago then. If I remember correctly, I started putting up my drawings right away.
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:iconrainvine:
rainvine Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   Filmographer
:blockquote: I think maybe I didn't know I could click on the tab up there. I'm so sorry! I Thought you were just commenting and favouring people :)
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh, well that explains things then. :D
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:iconemaciate:
emaciate Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Filmographer
:D wow nadia komanecci !
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup!
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:iconpalow2000:
palow2000 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
your painting is gorgeous thanks for posting it yeah!!!
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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palow2000 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
oooh I was so in love with her when she preformed. We my family watched her on tv with the rest of the world I guess if they had a TV

still when I see the old footage it's just as remarkable
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
She was the best! She is a wonderful gracious person too!
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koogy5 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
i love it, i added it to my faves

I actually did Nadia Comaneci for this really big book report last year---I know so much about her amazing life...She is awesome

I really like your drawing! :iconiloveplz:
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Gymnart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
Yes, Nadia is awesome and gracious. ^_^

Come and join the official fan club:
[link]
The main moderator gets first hand info on what Nadia is doing these days. (I'm a fellow moderator in the group.) Our fan club is even mentioned here: [link] .
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felipemoraes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Perfect buddy, really professional
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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:iconmelomonster:
Melomonster Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Very nice - i love the lighting in this picture.
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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a3t3rnum Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nadia !!! Our Romanian Glory :iconlovesplz:

:iconclapplz:
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Gymnart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^
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Doublecrash Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Nadia has been my first love. I was 10 in 1976 and I was totally in love with her, I used to cut her photos from papers and stack them to the walls of my room.

A beautiful piece.
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a3t3rnum Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
woaw, really? :iconlovesplz: She's our romanian glory , we are so pround we had her! :love:
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Doublecrash Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Absolutely!

She has been the first Big Crush... I remember my father took all the photos from the newspapers and gave them to me so I could pin them on the walls of my room :D
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Gymnart Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you joined Nadia's fan group on Yahoo? [link]
We have up to date info about her and some pics that she sends.
I don't remember if I told you about the group or not.
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:icondoublecrash:
Doublecrash Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
No you didn't... but I'm glad for the info. I'm joining it right now.
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You must be the new member I just saw join. Welcome to the club!!
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Doublecrash Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
:thumbsup:
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Female gymnasts never seem to have any hips *shakes head*.
Onto your picture;
I love the muscle structure in her leg, and how the foot is done delicately, very striking. She's proportioned so well, I am jealous!
Well done :)
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Gymnart Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Thank you so much!
I had a lot of trouble with that raised leg. I'm glad that I finally got it right. :D
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well - it looks wonderful. :)
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again! :D
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SpunkOnAStick Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional Writer
I remember that moment in time! So incredible - and sadly, they've set up the scoring so that it will never happen again, either...
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I guess they thought that it was happening too often so they wanted to make it so that wouldn't happen again.
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SpunkOnAStick Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional Writer
Such a shame, but her seven perfect 10's will live on forever...
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Gymnart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup!!
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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Gymnart Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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Katrie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Nice picture, I found it when I was searching on google to start a paint of this person and I found your project. I'm happy to add to my favorite, I did a nice work!
Do you know what represent the patch on her breast?

(Sorry for my poor english!!)
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Gymnart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That was the "logo" or "Great seal" of the country:
Great seal:
(a) The principal seal of a kingdom or state.
(b) In Great Britain, the lord chancellor (who is
custodian of this seal); also, his office.

Study other pics of her at the Olympics and you'll see it. Also check here for more: [link]
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KarenLopo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
You used the face from Nadia: Quiet Determination for this, didn't you?
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
"Nadia Quiet Determination" was only the beginning for this piece. :D
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:iconkarenlopo:
KarenLopo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Cool. I thought you were going to use "Nadia:Quiet Determination" with a poem about her, but the I saw this. Good job! :)
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Gymnart Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, thanks!
If you are inspired by this, you can write the poem. :) I would share that with the Nadia Video Clips group that I belong to on Yahoo Groups.
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KarenLopo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
I am inspired! I would write a poem, if I didn't have such a hard time making and understanding poetry. :(
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LadyMorella Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
Wow this is great girl. Very well done.
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