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Maori Pirate Princess
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Published: December 3, 2014
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Her background story:
Abducted from her family and tribe at a very young age and forced to slavery by the corporate West, the young Maori girl soon fled, and was picked up by a group of pirates in search of a new youngster to boss around the ship.
With no possible way of returning to her home, she stayed with the pirates, slowly working her way up the hierarchy in the hope that one day she would have the opportunity to take her revenge on the greedy West and return to her family.

Media: Photoshop. April 2014.
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equus1007's avatar
She's amazing! What happened to her eye? P-)
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ArtByNath|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) Some kind of minor explosion—maybe from a gun backfiring during a raid. :)
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ClaytoneCarpe|Professional Writer
Son expression est troublante. Très beau travail. ^^
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ArtByNath|Professional Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup! :)
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grey-array|Hobbyist Writer
Hey Nathascha, found this image a while back as I was looking for inspirational footage for new characters for my Dungeons and Dragons campaign as I am a DM running a completely self designed world.
Amazing artwork, I think she might just make one of the most interesting characters yet. Did a wide background in which she isnt a pirate perse but love her energy. She might be the most dangerous and in the same time most helpfull character they might ever encounter. Cant wait to reveal her to my players

Thank you for the amazing inspiration!
ps dang it took some googling to find out who made it though ^^
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ArtByNath|Professional Digital Artist
Hi Ruud, sorry for the very late answer. I don't check Deviantart often enough these days. But thank you very much for your comment and for taking the time to seek me out! I'm curious to know where you originally stumbled upon my image?

Thanks again and I hope you had a fun time! :)
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Luth134n|Hobbyist Artist
Hi! I've composed an orchestral piece and was wondering if I could use this amazing piece of art for the cover page of the score. If not, that's fine too, but I thought it best to get permission first haha. 
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ArtByNath|Professional Digital Artist
Hi Lydia, thanks for reaching out. I wrote you an email. :)
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PhotosCrystalJones|Hobbyist Photographer
Splendid !!!
I love it.
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ArtByNath|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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Really awesome work with your pirate Princess ;) 
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ArtByNath|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Hmmm.... She looks like she was kidnapped and forced to work a pirate ship or something... working her way up the ladder, has been through a couple of battles. The eyes are too captivating... and she looks too realistic. :) OK Those are my criticisms! ;) Wow... you did a fantastic job - would love to see a full body of her (as someone said below). You have mad talent!
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ArtByNath|Professional Digital Artist
Hehe. Thanks a lot! You're too kind! :) I'm actually working on a new piratey piece at the moment that will be more than just a bust/portrait — with different characters, though. Hopefully you'll find that interesting too. :)
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Think a lot of people who watch you would be interested in seeing a WIP piece of that. :)
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ArtByNath|Professional Digital Artist
Well, then I'd better deliver. :) I'm documenting the steps as I go along so that I can share the journey once it's done. :)
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I-Am-A-Flying-Bird|Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful portrait
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ArtByNath|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Aroco|Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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ArtByNath|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Aroco|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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ashanalian's avatar
This is really breathtaking.. fantastic work.
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ArtByNath|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Maui-Empire|Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work. As an illustrator of Maori descent I resonate with this uncommon portrayal of the people of this place. You've stemmed inspiration for me and my work. I appreciate it:superSayain: .
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