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Motherland Chronicles #42 - Tabitha by zemotion Motherland Chronicles #42 - Tabitha by zemotion
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Photography/makeup: Zhang Jingna zemotion
Hair: Junya Nakashima
Model:
Tabitha Constance
Photo Assistants: Alyssa Yee, Shirley Yu
Necklaces: JuleeMClark


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Motherland Chronicles:
Motherland Chronicles #41 - From the Ashes by zemotionMotherland Chronicles #39 - Underwater by zemotionMotherland Chronicles #38 - A Prayer by zemotionMotherland Chronicles #35 - Kalli by zemotionMotherland Chronicles #34 - In the Secret Garden by zemotionMotherland Chronicles #32 - Ea. by zemotion

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:iconviper424:
This is sublime.
Your make up work draws attention to her sad eyes without making her face seem irrelevant.
For her facial structure and beauty the hair is perfect. A very Grecian look that is only accentuated by her necklace. Elegant but surprisingly simple.
I love your choice in background and lighting. This way she is the only focus and the paleness of the light mixed with her skin adds to a sense of mourning.
The pink of her ear does stand out. If it was intentional it gives her a sense of still being a feeling human being.
If not then I can't understand how it could have been overlooked since your attention to detail in everything else was immaculate.
Her posture is very neutral. This makes sense since it keeps her skin smooth and free of harsh lines from tendons.
I applaud your use of the "pasties." This picture is not about sex and the very idea of her not having nipples gives the sense that she is not a mother.
Very well done. You have vision even though profiles shots are nothing new. It is your technique that I find refreshing and is why I wrote this critique.
Keep up the good work.
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:iconultraes-pii:
UltraEs-Pii Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where's her nipple?
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:iconhanasumamonaku:
hanasumamonaku Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
it looks darn creepy without nipples.
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:icontrace3:
trace3 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
i would like some asian models too? sort of as a way of saying, "we can idealize asians too,"  or "asians can be otherworldly too"  ?
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:icontrace3:
trace3 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
i saw your self portraits = ). so maybe i would specify, more asians? 
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:iconalita19:
Alita19 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014

many people are drawn to the missing nipples and it really is not that unnatural, humans natural can detect other human faces and human features. Its something that  was evolutionary useful. That’s the reason why clowns scare many children a warped human face is an indication that something is wrong or unnatural  or potential dangerous….

I also think the censored  nipples is BS, breast are not ‘sex organs’ and neither are nipples they are baby feeders and have the same function as male breast aside from that. All  Censoring does is  the impression that there is something perverse or wrong about a body (usual a women’s) .The female body is beautiful and should be treated with more respect. if its that a big of a deal you should just crop the picture. That being said I know there are plenty of perverts on the internet but the breast are still there …… so -.-//

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:iconalita19:
Alita19 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
to bad i can't "deleate" comments
after i though about it the nipples are probably missing because of DA retarded censort rules,
this way zemotion can show the pictures  to everyone instead of having it for "adults only" or what ever
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:iconaceofstcanardkly:
AceOfStCanardKLy Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   Artist
Nippless, nice!
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:iconcellosaremetal:
cellosaremetal Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
this is my favorite of the series---really gorgeous!
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:iconblu7earth:
blu7earth Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I can't understand for the life of me why an artist would deface his or her own work and intentionally disfigure a woman….  Creativity is about the freedom of expression and your work is neither offensive or pornographic.  It's like giving into the 'moral police' that prosecute women for breast feeding their babies in public!  My second graders came across nudes when researching the Renaissance and it really wasn't that big a deal because they've probably already seen either their parents or siblings naked.  And yes, I explained that the artists were mainly concerned about things like composition, form, light and artistic expression.  Of course, you have the right to do what you want with your work.  I guess Barbie (the doll) would be proud, I personally think it's a real shame to mar such a beautiful work! 
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:iconstepbeforethestep:
Stepbeforethestep Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
whoah, great!
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:iconspirosk-photography:
spirosk-photography Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013   Photographer
Great shot!
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:iconlady-model-maria:
Lady-Model-Maria Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Outstanding beautiful !
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:iconnnyeh:
nnyeh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
why she hv no nepples
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:iconmikiyang:
MikiYang Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
that's also my question
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:iconelectra-gretchen:
electra-gretchen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So cool!
The hair, her profile, all the photo composition is incredible ♥
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:iconbeautifulbizarremag:
BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
exquisite my dear :heart:
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:iconalooper21:
alooper21 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks somewhat disturbing without the nipples.
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:iconemamae333:
emamae333 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Artist
Thats not what the pic is not about that
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:iconprofessorbats:
ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Uhm... that's not a sentence ;-)
Anyway, I agree with alooper21: Then why draw attention to her breasts with the lack of nipples? It's unnatural and therefore attracts attention, which I guess makes it a failure if we're supposed to *not* notice her breasts.
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:iconloochi:
Loochi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Is this the final version or just a "censored" one for the web? 
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:icontremolobanshee42:
TremoloBanshee42 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I also agree that the edit was overdone. It draws me away from the painting; I get too distracted by it, and that's a shame. I think you should've just let them be. 
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:iconjasmineablesan:
jasmineablesan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
The hair...her expression...it's just beautiful.
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:iconjoyjuice1977:
JoyJuice1977 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!!
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:iconsuperpower-pnut:
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
I wonder...if women had no nipples, would breasts still be a big deal?  


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:iconbacchuspirit:
bacchuspirit Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
i agree with several others, i think the nipples were far too edited.
i understand that it serves the effect of "oil painting" and kind of plastic texture, but classic painters never have been reluctant to show nature as it is.
i think the tits have to be toned downed, like you did, but not blurred out that much.

nothing to complain about anything else, the lighting, the sharpness, the model's attitude, the colours... perfect!
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:iconkaza-kaizen:
Kaza-kaizen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
really Classic. well done
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:icondaermi:
daermi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Having her nipples edited out (presumably for modesty's sake?) only makes me look at her breasts MORE because they look so strange. Now it's the only part of the picture I can focus on. :S That seems to defeat the purpose.
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:iconprofessorbats:
ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Completely agree!
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
b e a u t i f u l . w o r k . =)
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:iconseito-chan:
Seito-chan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Classic beauty :heart: Reminds me of nobility women from the Roman Empire.
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:iconzemotion:
zemotion Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! ^^
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:iconseito-chan:
Seito-chan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you also for your always wonderful visions :blowkiss:
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:iconalachney:
alachney Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this. is. Magic!....the only critique I have is it looks a little blotchy where her nipples are/were....but everything looks great none the less
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:iconvyrilien:
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the (assumingly intended) absence of nipples. It creates a sort of dissonance that is characteristic of your series, making this one fit in perfectly. Also, the expression on her is simply perfect!
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:iconkorpakukac:
korpakukac Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Her breasts look kinda unnatural... Dunno why... 
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:icontheholesinhershoes:
TheHolesInHerShoes Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Her nipples seem to be absent... 
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:iconkorpakukac:
korpakukac Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Ohhh... So that's why... Wonder who/what has stolen her nipples?! 
Must be the aliens... Or the damned kobolds... Yeah, it must have been those damned kobolds...
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:icontheholesinhershoes:
TheHolesInHerShoes Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
:youcrazykidsgetoffmylawn: 
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:iconlhene-amira:
Lhene-Amira Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Writer
Why are her nipples edited out? o_O
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
looks like a doll.
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:iconjdantoine:
JDAntoine Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is out of this world! Amazing!
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:iconkenter01:
kenter01 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice contrast between the soft white tones of her skin and the hard blacks
good hair/cut fashions as well
grts Eric
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:iconoctavian-the-great:
Octavian-the-Great Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
The absence of tits is uncanny.
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:iconphinnist:
phinnist Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Wish I could 'like' your remark.
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:iconirethshyr:
irethshyr Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I love how her unique profile stands out with the dark background :>
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:iconbludrgn426:
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
she looks like a roman statue goddess!
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:iconmyekeh:
myekeh Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Classic in tone and form.
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