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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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:iconbecxx:
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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Athalour Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   General Artist
Spectacular! :love:
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HaZeofVoidBringer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
it so beautiful
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FlamingSwordOfDoom Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
woah......
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s-shi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
I like :)
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chezee Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
like this.,.,..
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ByteStudio Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
WOW. Amazing art.
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Coltography Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
fuckinn aaaaaaaaaaaawesome
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plaid-crayons Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student General Artist
simply beautiful.
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TLBKlaus Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:
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GuidoHC Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
FUCKING AWESOME



why she looks furry?
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Quaisor Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
she reminds be of the blue chick from Farscape. very nice =)
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LazyMellow Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Beautiful, that's all I can say is just, beautiful.
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RefugeNorthStudios Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtakingly beautiful
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crablock Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ka mate Ka mate
Ka ora Ka ora
Ka mate Ka mate
Ka ora Ka ora
Tenei Te Tangata Puhuruhuru
Nana i tiki mai whakawhiti te ra
Upane Upane
Upane Kaupane
Whiti te ra

ffff... I can't believe I still remember that... lol hairy man...:D
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Kimera-Kimera Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thats awesome
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metalman1138 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing! Great work!
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Kione-Harker Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly majestic! What a range of emerald tones... :D
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x--shawna--x Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
OMGGGGGGGGGG !!!!!!! i am stunned! beatuifulll!!!!!
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zloy-smiertniy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
OMG! real painting! no phomanip, awesome, I imagine how hard it must have been, this is great!
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Vilacandy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I think this is extraordinary!
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sth22art Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
fantastic ...the body art and the photo
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fetishfaerie-photos Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
....

This image is so stunning. I'm not sure if I can put words to my exact reaction or feelings on it, but please know that as I stared at this photo I actually felt tears welling up behind my eyes. It's incredibly primal, beautiful, and... human. It evokes a sense of not only power but ethereal grace. The way the light wraps around her, the subtle warm smile and expression of pleasure on her upturned face.. wow. Words are insufficient.

Just perfect. ^-^ Thank you so much for sharing this piece.



(On a random note, I'm not sure if you're familiar with the show Farscape, but the model and the use of body paint .. and the idea of a Mother Goddess, totally make me think of the character Zahn.)
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RQuiksilver Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I could not have said it better myself.
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4N1L Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
so good
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GothPhsychoGirl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive
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world-of-zekira Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
How interesting! At first I thought this was more Giger-ish, and now I wonder if he was inspired by the same artwork to create some of his disturbingly beautiful art?
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Ami-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
now that's called being original! :D

better than Navi! :la:
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ChrisMck Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
I enjoy the tribal designs on her face. It really makes her more intriguing to look at and amplifies the beauty of the figure.
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Ktbd Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
it reminds me of the band tool for some reason.. i love them lol : )
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SilvariaKiralv Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful....
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dominique-merot Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Superb.
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Magdalene-Arnauld Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
So beautiful !
I really don't know something more to say... is just... that, beautiful.
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I-Do-Care Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Clever concept, stunningly executed. I like NZ link (our future home) and I especially like the earth goddess connotation.
The patterns evoke Māori tattoos without being derivative of them.
She reminds me of Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan from Farscape, a plant and a priestess. Ties in nicely with the spirit of nature you depict.
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shkaro Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Amazing body paint, beautiful model, mesmerising colors and a mindblowing shot...simply amazing ;)
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midnight-music Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Simply stunning. The body paint, the lighting, everything is amazing. Well done, and congratulations on the DD.
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Xanatos4 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Awesome BodyPaint and Shot!!
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rouge-my-knees Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
It's inspiring and absolutely does evoke feelings of a earth mother. Lovely.
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Sugar-Bielbog Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
So soft and beautiful...I love the glow.
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AzeFish Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The level of detail, the subject, and the composition is unreal...A very valuable piece of art I must say...
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NHLoveDani Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. I don't have many words for this. I love the markings, especially since they were painted on with such great accuracy and how the green looks amazing with the darkness. Ah- I love the slight smile, it's just...unreal. It makes me think of real human, no possession or even hair, just pure emotion in their expression. I love it so much :heart:
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