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Motherland Chronicles 10 - Crow by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 10 - Crow by zemotion
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Photography: Jingna Zhang
Stylist: Sansyrae St.Martin @ Plutino Group
Hair & Makeup: Vanessa Jarman @ Page One Management
Model: Natasha Yaroslava @ Ford
Photo Assistants: Warren Hrycum, Jeremiah Clark

Motherland Chronicles:


Zhang Jingna
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Critique by Ronover Apr 10, 2013, 7:51:28 PM
Motherland Chronicles: Crow

Interesting. Very interesting. As with some of your previous pieces, this take of what I assume is a Crow is quite powerful. The shot takes advantage of the model's facial structure and intensity; it sort of reminds me of Charlize Theron in "Snow White & The Huntsman". Furthermore, such angle gives a sense of devious suspicion to those who want to see her; overall a dark and intense piece.

Now for some critiques, in which I will comment on the model's face: from what I can see, she seems to have this odd saturation on her nose and her forehead -- not sure what that is, but it seems a bit distraction to the dark tone of the piece.

Moreover, although I love the focus of the face from the contrast, the costume seems lost in the photograph. Perhaps some light to reveal the details of the feathering or the whole gown itself.

Also, notice how the intense darkness flattens her, other than her head, which makes it pretty much makes the model look beheaded. I feel that some dimension will improve the photograph a bit more.

Overall, an interesting piece. Is it the best? Personally, I do not think so, as per my critique. But ultimately, a good photograph. Keep going Zemotion!
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thedrumergirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This photo is so awesome, I love it.
It was inspiration for two pictures i made. May I submit them on Deviantart?
One is older and the other one I did today. ^.^
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AnjaMillen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
just stumbled over your wonderful gallery and this photography of yours...
and I was like... mhmmm I already saw this

well someone was inspired enough of your work it seems

Untitled-1 by hoooook
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The-Average-Alex Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Hi there, your artwork has been featured in Feature this No#3
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BlazingSaddles Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Wonderful work!!!
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sweet-trouble Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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KelseyWilliams Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning!
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Very beautyful drawing...:heart:...!!!
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing. I love this style. Congratulations!
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grodpro Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Excellent!
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LadyStarDustxx Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
lovely
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cleverdarkelve Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Photographer
Badass. That is all.
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Koppo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
awesome contrast.
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ChevronChaise Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a beautiful photo overall, but I wish the black values weren't so dark. I feel like some detail is getting lost. I would like to see a little more detail in the feathers around her face. I think it would act as a lovely frame.
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avalanchepark Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
great power in this , the expression and the setting created with the garment and background framing it
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agnieszkakryspin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
excellent! her deep look could kill..
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RJTrinket Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She has strong masculine independent air about her, I thought she was a man in lipstick. RJ
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Roy02 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :)
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing work by all of you.
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jesusromero Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Increible imagennnnnnnnnnnnn ;p
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marcelobordones Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
oooh ... looks like a beautiful painting ... excellent work
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:iconj00se:
J00se Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Absolutely in love with this model.
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sweedish Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
AMAAAAZING LOOK! o.O
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prettykittyandbadcat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
awesome!!
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LisaDenise Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I love this picture so much, the intensity is impressive! Chapeau! :heart:
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gypsygrrl13 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
This is such a stellar capture of the model. I can't decide what my favorite piece to this is...
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AlexielArte Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
it's betufull
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DeeMo247 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I love that little hint of light in her eyes. Very beautiful contrast between the paleness of her skin and the black coat she's wearing.
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zemotion Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yes it's what made me love this shot as well. Thank you!
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Adorael Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Digital Artist
I love how the skin has Renaissance reminiscent colors :heart: It's a beautiful photo!
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zemotion Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Aw thank you!!
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
makes me think of queen elizabeth. she seems kinda angry here.
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nekomimi-ruri Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the intensity of the eyes, wonderful!
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el-douglas Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love it, it looks like a master's painting :D
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cochise11 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
beautiful
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verblenden Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
stunning work!
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psypop Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
She looks very powerful-the contrast of the black costume against her pale skin and the stunning blue of hers eyes- a beautiful portrait.
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Loochi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful!! :heart:

PS: wow I've never been the first commenting on your pictures lol XD
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