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NIKON CORPORATION
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Jan 24, 2009, 3:09:46 PM
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Kuini Papatuanuku II by eyelevelstudio Kuini Papatuanuku II by eyelevelstudio
Body Paint on model, not PhotoShop

Real Paint. Real Model. Unreal Art.

The tribute to Papatūānuku, who originated in Māori mythology, is inspired by feminine half of the primal couple Rangi and Papatuanuku who appear in a creation myth explaining the origin of the world. In many Māori creation traditions, Papatūānuku emerged from under water. She represents a mother earth figure that gives birth to all things of the world and imparts many blessings to her children. She is seen as the birthplace of all things and the place to which they return.
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Given 2010-09-04
Kuini Papatuanuku II by ~eyelevelstudio is a tribute to a Maori creation myth, where Papatuanuku is a mother earth figure, considered to be the source of all things. Using astounding body art, ~eyelevelstudio manages to do full justice to the myth.

Suggested by: ~kantiki, `Yasny-chan and =Flame-of-the-Phoenix. ( Featured by Exillior )
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PandoraLewis Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:iconwowplz: This is so beautiful.
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becsketch Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love how you can see the peach fuzz of the face as a kind of texture halo around the skin, it's stunning!
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LifeIsSucking Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
I love the colours and it's so calm and peaceful ^^ Great work! :deviation:
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Outsidemybox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Such an outstanding approach! Did you use UV light?
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Becxx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful and surreal! :D
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Athena010 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Amazing, like an elf!
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GreenHousePie Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is absolutely, amazingly gorgeous! :wow:
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LucidDreamInspired Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Favourited :) somehow it reminds me of a forest or jungle woman
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ansunobe Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!!! :heart:
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Ialo-wa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Wow.. beautiful..
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