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Motherland Chronicles 7 - Self Portrait in Water by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 7 - Self Portrait in Water by zemotion
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Photography: Jingna Zhang
Photo Assistant: Ngoc Vu

We ferried water in containers for 2 hours to fill and drain the kiddy pool because I forgot to get a hose. T__T;;;

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Critique by RayneInShadow Mar 18, 2013, 7:00:59 PM
Absolutely breathtaking! This is one of the best pieces of yours that I've come across, and that's saying something! Your skills are amazing, and this is one of the first things to catch my eye in my notifications! The colors are beautiful, and they match in such a powerfully elegant way! The snowy skin is such a lovely contrast to the black background.

Model: Best choice you could've made!
Colors: Again, best possible choices!
Makeup: So simple, yet elegant. Truly stunning and beautiful!
Pose: Perfect!
Accessories! Not too overpowering, but not easily overlooked!

All in all, this piece is a 5/5 in each category! There is nothing to change, really. :meow:
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Very cool, I think its one of you better self portraits.

Colors and composition are nice , love the illusion of the flowers "dipping" a little under.

As a comment: I wouldn't have created the un-sharp illusion on the pink flowers in the lower part and in general the flowers look old/not fresh to me.

So for me as a rating:4/5

The facial part: nice color and expression
General lighting: a little flat, but goes with the atmosphere Color and composition very good! But the flower part could use a little more attention.

Great Work, hope to see more of it soon !
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Tygahman Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept!
MinorFiction Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Powerful image! You really suffered for your art and that suffering bore forth great fruit. Such wonderful flowers and that face, that flawless porcelain face is the loveliest bloom of them all.
cyphlon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Kaykayiscrazy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is pretty, and really interesting to look at!! The contrast between the flowers and your face really makes this pop :aww: Great photo :clap:
Shamrock-Kiss Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Perfect amount of submersion.   
Abetwabe Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist did you do that? :O Looks like a painting.
JoBeeOne Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Artist
This one of my favourites so far. It has a wonderful ethereal quality about it yet the colours are strong. I also get a very vintage feel from the colour and tone. I quite like the way your hair changes texture as it floats under the water.
e-bonny Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
sort of reminds me of ophelia :)
jonesblachowicz Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Photographer
AdrianBello Featured By Owner May 15, 2013   Photographer
Absolutely stunning, as always! I adore the crispness and luminosity.
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