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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
38 out of 38 deviants thought this was fair.

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Khialat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :love:
journiroe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Photographer
giovanino Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
supr beauty
LaughButts Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist 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  New Deviant
Amazingly beautiful, each one of your photos is a pure art. Love love love <3 <3 <3.
the-legendary-sword9 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  Student Photographer
censorship is for IQ68's and Deviantart do not have IQ68's else not ?.. :)
Hobby-tribut Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
L1993 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's wonderful!!!!
Rubina1970 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fabuluos, I'm speechless! Could I fave it 4 or 5 times?
DannySamFanMan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
How did you get her hair to look so alive and flowing? The sheen on her skin, so fair, and her thin arm and her almost childlike lips: she has just reached womanhood and yet still  retains an element of precious childhood. I just can't find the words to describe how incredible this shot is, how well you captured her and presented her in the best way possible. The delicate flowers that surround her amplify her femininity, and yer her diminutive and modest pose make her all the more glorious. I am simply floored by this shot, thank you so much for sharing it.
This should earn some kind of prize or recognition or something.
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
I love this piece, but why is her nipple blocked out? It actually really takes away from the masterful quality. Art should not be covered up. Please reconsider posting an "unedited" version. I'd really love to fave it but as it stands, I can't. :(
AtomsAndEve Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm going to have to agree with the other commenters here. This photo is pretty much perfect except for that censor bar. Still stunning though.
Euselia Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... :clap:
Num-6 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
That unsightly square blur ruins this piece. Life rewards the BOLD, be bold, free the nipple. You're free to Google the "Free the Nipple" Movement
Eleoza Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Why not let a strand of hair cover the nipple? Or put some flowers in front? Lovely pic, but that censor kinda ruins it
Hezining520 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
You are too great, love you!
mitanei Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
I thought this was a marvelous painting but then I saw that it is an even more marvelous piece of photographic art.
Poctoria Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful photograph! The model is absolutely beautiful :D I've taken a quick look through your gallery and your work is so inspiring.

Would you mind if I tried to paint some of your work? I'll be sure to credit you! Kind regards, Ruth Victoria
twilightzant Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
Its funny how a little difference in coloration on her breast skin is worth of a censor.
alexanderzart Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow is very nice great work 
cesca-specs Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm infinitely amazed by how you're able to make these look like incredible paintings. (And those eyelashes!!)
zemotion Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Haha gotta love pale lashes. Thanks!
NadiaVWenk Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work
FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic in all dimensions
PastelLover Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is beautiful!!  Set her nipple free.......  no need to hide any part of the body.
Neeneem Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm selfish, so the nipple box makes me sad. It's cool that you are considerate of your audiences, though.
njd1988 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
great work but you dont have to censor your work on this site
freddie64 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Great photo
artiztul Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Cindora Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
So beautiful *-* the model and the picture are so awesome. <3
ShellDarkensun Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Very beautiful...
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