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Motherland Chronicles 14 - Self Portrait in Water2 by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 14 - Self Portrait in Water2 by zemotion
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Photography/Model: Zhang Jingna
Assistant: Ngoc Vu

I'm going to miss my blue hair.

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I love the flowers mixed with the skin, it looks so feminine. My own work is about mixing women to vegetal elements, so I like yours too ;) The blue hair, the pink make up and the face expression gives to the painting so kind of magic and strange beauty. It could be a human, a doll or some creature from an exotic planet ... The dark background gives some mystery and makes the light of the face even more striking but in a smooth, soft way. The whole painting evokes a feminine, mysterious, dark (but not gothic) and poetic atmosphere. Maybe the girl could be a spirit, a ghost, a creature from a fairytale... Your work is really beautiful, go on ... Eloise sur la Lune, between Nantes & Reunion Island, France
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I'm prefacing this by saying I'm not a photographer, so grain of salt there. Anyway, I adore the way you use color here, the blue from your hair really sticks out against the black and against your skin and just looks stunning. It helps that you're a stunning person as well, but the camera is able to capture all of that grace and life to show it to the audience. The flowers being bright also helps to offset the paleness of your skin and the vibrancy of the blue in your hair. I also really like that this is a self portrait from the Motherland Chronicles, it really fits with the other pieces by being a seemingly simple image that when looked at manages to provoke the audience into introspection. All of the photos from this set (and I've only seen the photos and a handful of the paintings) are engaging and lovely to look at and really just stunning.

If I had money I'd buy a print of this, it's that good. I guess the only downside would be that this piece if very much like many self-portraits in that its the subject alone in the dark essentially, which is amazing but not very original.
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MinorFiction Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You continue to amaze! Your work with color texture light and expression is...beyond my meager ability to proper justice to. The blue and white in your hair is simply breathtaking! The water is not a visible element but it brings an ethereal feel to this museum quality piece. You also chose your model very well. Her face and expression move the heart. A triumph. You are a professional artist and you work is...gloriously beautiful.   
scar-dog Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
You are a work of art. Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.
Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing self portrait Butterfly Bright-Lt-Blue - F2U! 
jhadelapena Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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Kaza-kaizen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
beautiful shot
Sepulcravo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
ella es un paraíso... muy bonito
BOYKINS Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey you've been featured in my da journal [link]
Lone-n-Bitter-Ro Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Pretty awesome, from the hair to the pose, especially that shade of blue. Love it.
JamesJollay Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Photographer
This is one of my all time favorites out of all your work. Beautiful.
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