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Motherland Chronicles #50 - Eurydice by zemotion Motherland Chronicles #50 - Eurydice by zemotion
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New piece~!! Only 2 left to go! 

My inability to title continues, so please, feel free to give your suggestions once again. Wanted to call her Eurydice but I'm not quite sure how that'd fit into Motherland haha. 

This piece was inspired by Antoon van Welie's work in the very beginning, then somehow Gundam 00 and Vinland Saga, and lastly George Frederic Watts. It's possibly the epitome of my anime meets classical influences?! 

Also, for the sake of users who don't have a dA account, I will upload censored pictures from now on. I now even have a permanent censoring layer in Photoshop now called nipple box. XD

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Photography: Zhang Jingna zemotion
Hair: Erin Taylor NYC Hair Stylist
Makeup: Kharkova Tatyana
Model: Joanna Bajena
Photo Assistants: Ngoc Vu, Haiyin Lin, Ruoyu Xu

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This is, without any doubt, one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen in my life.

I will begin talking about what I don't like.
Actually it's only one thing, the background is a little bit too dark.
This is, of course, a matter of personal taste. Looking at the other photos (I almost called them paintings) I see this is part of the artist's style so...
I would have preferred a little more light, that's all.
On the other hand this is a way to focus the attention on the model.
I don't really like the nipple box (yes, I read the description).
This is such a powerful representation of pure pristine Beauty, I don't see how it could be offensive to anyone.
Again, my personal feeling.

Now what I DO like.
It looks like an amazing Pre-Raphaelite painting, the fact that it is a photo just doubles the amazement.
To tell the truth I keep looking at it and I can barely believe it is a photo.
I don't remember to have seen anything like this before.
The model is of absolute, stunning beauty, her features incredibly delicate, her hair almost unreal.
Those eyebrows and eyelashes are unbelievable, almost a sign of this angel's heavenly nature.
Despite her nudity, her pose and expression are so modest she could be the very symbol of Innocence (another possible title, btw).
The mild blush on her face and her closed eyes enhance this feeling even more.
I like the lighting of the model too, coming from above it emphasizes the spiritual atmosphere of the piece.
This artwork is like a glimpse of a lost Paradise, a world where only Beauty can exist and evil and sin are meaningless words.

And when Beauty reaches such high levels I think it transcends its object and becomes universal.
Looking at this picture makes me feel like looking into oceanic depths or facing the highest mountain in the world.
It is a mixed feeling of amazement, reverence and fear.

In short: an outstanding piece of Art, masterfully conceived and shot by a true goddess of Photography.

(This is my first critique, I hope it is acceptable)
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
51 out of 51 deviants thought this was fair.

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CaloF Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Graceful is just the beginning. Enchanting, refined, ethereal, serene.... an image for truly resting your eyes on and soothing a weary heart.
siriuswerke2 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Forget the censored nip, if there is one thing wrong here it is the eyelashes.  Otherwise very good portrait.
tinypandas2208 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
I've always loved how you set up a photo, It almost seems as if she's surrounded in a bush and sleeping in it. (It even in a way seems comfortable even if scratchy)

I love how her eyebrows and eyelashes have that beautiful color to them and how soft and angelic her hair is. It's so long and beautiful and I can almost imagine the softness of it in that photo alone. It's really beautiful how the photo is taken. The headpiece she is wearing is very suiting for the photo and I really love those types of "head covering" shaped hairpieces that really perfect and give the person such a beautiful look when they're wearing it.

Each flower in the photo has so many beautiful buds and flowers on them and I love how you add nature into each photograph you take You could make anything beautiful I think.The model is beautiful too, Her face is so relaxed and has such a beautiful tint. I love this piece very much. You express such a strong mystic feeling to your art and make anything you photograph an amazing feeling to it. I will always enjoy your photography and it is so relaxing and floral. 
valdomero Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
I'm troubled with the square nipple.....
JET-LYNX Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Professional Photographer
Very very beautiful
hannibus42 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Student Writer
She's beautiful. But she might wanna go see a doctor to find out why her nipples are blurry.
tolosati Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
iyi çalışma
kgross Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I clicked this link believing it be a painting. WOW. I think the dark background actually makes the gold in the model's hair pop.
ArielTW Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so so so so so beautiful!
FrancescaAmyMaria Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a fantastic work! Very impressive...
therogueone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016   Traditional Artist
I thought this was a painting! Exquisite.
FuriousClown43 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
Beautiful art Heart 
Laernu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
amazing studio shot! your gallery is completely outstanding and you are an inspiration for many of us. Congratulations!
eccentricwolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Beautiful ! <3
Hirasaw-Kirisaki Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
i love that censor marking
resada Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
This is just lovely. The pose is perfect, she looks so innocent, so unaware of her beauty. Wonderful
XolarDark Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yugi Facepalm Nipple Child Nope IconBounce on BoobWhy the nipple box, this small square? It kinda ruin the overall perfection of the photo. Sure you know the nipple can be easily edited and removed without needed to crop and put on that small square. Why you do that, unless you want to tease your audience purposely i don't understand why you have to do that, i mean put the small square. If you wanna censorship, you just need to remove the nipples just as it is done with nude heroines on comics and some animes. :nipples: Thing about it. u.u
Godgun Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job.  Where the eye meets the hand....
SNTDJF Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Puts in mind the works of Michelangelo and Raphael. (Not the ninja turtles!)
Redsterfish Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
hardgoods Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
Very beautiful shot-- very beautiful girl.  Stunning.
AlienTormentor Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! :love:
realboyzxD14 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The nipple :(
Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Very lovely photo!
NewageRetro Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
This would be a beautiful picture but for the idiot who Censored it.
Khialat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :love:
journiroe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Photographer
GIOVANNI-PALUMBO Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
supr beauty
ButtSensei Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
;__; I felt there was no need for the awkward censor that is definitely misplaced there, even aesthetically. 
AlatheaSquared Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Very Sir John Everett Millais. I stumbled on your work while shifting around on DA. The first thing I thought of was "Death of Ophelia". Very beautiful. thank you for sharing. 
You are real a professional.
There is nothing to criticize
Just one question.
What is the reason for the censorship of photos her on dA with this small square? 
On your Website I do not find this censorship?
gypsyblove Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
m0rf3u5 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
I wanna print :D
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Amazingly beautiful*-* :heart:
VladaGilburt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
Amazingly beautiful, each one of your photos is a pure art. Love love love <3 <3 <3.
chris-the-sword Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
very beautiful pic, with amazing use of the enviroments lighting/surroundings, and with a wonderful model...
she's very beautiful and elegant, and she really gives a nice vibe in this photo!

great photo, good pose, nice setting, good focus.

the image is crystal-clear and very artistic.

keep up the good work, and plz do more!
YOKOKY Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!wonderful- i will feature your art- so pls- visit my gallery with some faves- i am YOKOKY- AND THANKS....Another Cold Day by YOKOKY  The Stranger by YOKOKY  Storm by YOKOKY  ready for cassino by YOKOKY  sweet smiling face by YOKOKY
LiamHamilton Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
It's a beautiful image, but censoring yourself like this is just depressing :(
KeanKennedy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015   General Artist
I think you should admit that you've got a Discworld camera with a tiny imp in it that paints a picture of the scene.
Beautiful ◡‿◡
viitv Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Professional Filmographer
good job
Giles-Along-theWater Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2015   General Artist
Almost anything I can say is to repeat what is so obvious to exceptional work.

Like lavalamp-genie said in her or his critique, I also was struck immediately by the question of whether this was a remarkable photo done to look like a masterpiece painting, or a stunningly realistic life-like painting.

I think I am happier that it IS a photo...  as paintings that are that realistic ARE impressive, but the ability to capture in a photograph the ineffable essence of what convinces the eye that this is more than ordinary life, that this is faerie-tale, *magic* and of a fantasy realm, such ability is most ~special~.
Oh, just the eyelashes..........!   Very special.  Very lovely.

Eurydice is a female figure we might find in our dreams.

If we are lucky.

I cannot imagine she walks the mundane earth.

By *Magic* I mean similar to what I witnessed in a Bigtop tent in Montreal along the St.Lawrence in the summer of 1985, at one of the initial performances of Cirque du Soleil. This indescribable event appeared out of the dark from green light glowing in a fog which slowly emanated from a tunnel. Two hours of magic later the troupe departed & returned into the darkness's green fog, slowly disappearing... as we wondered about what we had just witnessed. For years I would try to describe to people in the USA what this Magic was that I'd seen &been captivated by, but was unable. A few sentences into my attempts I'd be interrupted with the comment, "OH, you saw a "Circus" in Canada." How do you describe a transformative a non-transformed, normal human?

FrancescaAmyMaria Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
insanely gorgeous photograph
untuox Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
I really like it (I don't understand the censored breast).
Abetwabe Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
As beautiful as a master painting.
Wuschels-Art Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
so so beautyful!
Mysterytroll Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional Artist
This is great!
sonu330 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
LadyMabs Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
NigelBritern Featured By Owner Edited Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
censorship is for IQ68's and Deviantart do not have IQ68's else not ?.. :)
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