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Mother Earth by Kanza Mother Earth by Kanza
This is for :iconkankakanka: and :iconpearleden:'s contest. [link]
I know I don't stand a chance but... I wanted to try.

"The challenge is to design a character based on one of the four elements: fire, water, air and earth."

Here's my mother nature/earth. She's not only the pregnant woman, she's also the background. (so... the trees are a part of her.) (mother) Earth grants us life and feeds us. In a way, earth can be called "god"

I hope I don't have to explain that the white fruit are egg fruits, that her wings are made of leaves, that her hair forms plants, that she hasn't "real" human legs, and that.... -blabla-
But since I'm explaining it, it kinda means I'm lacking confidence, ha-ha. =="
*commit suicide*

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"How the idea came out"
When I was a child, I believed in power of nature, water spirits and things like that XD (I was a big fan of foreign mythology... and jRPG XD).
Now I don't. But I still believe that we should respect nature as if it was something alive or a parent... because we are a part of the nature. (I sound like a native american. I kinda like native americans' ideology)

Thanks for all your comments and fav anyway, it makes me very happy. C:

Textures : Taken from [link] (Special thanks to :iconmaeee:) , personnal texture (I scanned a paper XD) and [link] :iconinthename-stock:

Time : ~ 1 day : [ (maybe 7 hours ? I don't know)
Original Size : A4 300dpi
old version : [link]
Tools : Photoshop CS 3
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-04-22
Mother Earth by ~Kanza has beautiful, glowing colors and soft textures which reminds us just how delicate and beautiful nature can be. ( Featured by damphyr )
:iconylcarath:
There are at least a hundred things I love about this piece. For starters, the first thing about this artwork that spoke to me is the lovely Pagan overtone. I don't know if that was your intent, but did you know the Goddess of the Earth has three phases? Maiden, Mother, and Crone. I thought it was incredibly fitting that you drew her to look like a Mother, and the colors and ripeness of this picture look like Fall. So way to use appropriate myth.
The use of color for this image is perfect, I feel. Her face is kind and beneveolent, and the colors you used enhance this feeling. The colors are warm and a little muted, giving the whole piece a very gentle feel.
I love how you made her look a part of the composition, not standing out. She looks like she belongs to the Earth, and it belongs to her. Like she is one with it, and it is one with her.
Overall, this picture gives me a feeling of peace. It is an exquisite work of art, with just a hint of the abstract that one should expect to find in the mythological world, yet real enough we can smile and hope that if we are watched over, it is by this gentle Mother Goddess.
What do you think?
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:iconatram95:
atram95 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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:iconisilcuthalion:
IsilCuthalion Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Elle est juste magnifique... *0* Les couleurs sont sublimes et la finesse du dessin relève de la poésie pure *0* Très beau boulot !
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
Merci !
Je suis désolée de pas avoir donné suite à ton mail, le travail revient à la charge. Très occupée... :/
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:iconisilcuthalion:
IsilCuthalion Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
No problem, je comprends ^^
Ça me fait vraiment plaisir que tu n'aies pas oublié ♥ ! Et félicitation pour ta persévérance (je viens de lire ton journal), comme quoi, on peut y arriver =D !
Je te soutiens à fond, je me bats aussi pour mon rêve et je ne suis pas prête de m'arrêter !
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:iconthedarkcarousel:
TheDarkCarousel Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave: You're artwork has been featured here: [link]
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Hahaha, pretty old ! I can't believe it got a Daily deviations, and that I'm commenting on my own deviation :D
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:iconvampirekingroxis:
vampirekingroxis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:aww:
:3
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:iconah-puch-zegno:
ah-puch-zegno Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
simplemente celestial.
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:iconthereaderishere:
thereaderishere Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
oh wow! this is soooo amazing!!!!
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:iconsesshysgurl1356:
sesshysgurl1356 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful. i love the colors and how mother earth is illuminated so.
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:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconverdrage:
VerdRage Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
This picture could ease a pain. Pregnancy is so beautiful here.
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Thank you for this kind and touching comment.
It's true that whenever I look at this picture, it appeases me. It's one of the only picture I don't want to change at all despite all its flaws.
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:iconchrisrdi:
ChrisRDI Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ohhhhh this is beauuuuutiful :O
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Thank you ! :D
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:iconchrisrdi:
ChrisRDI Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very welcome!
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:iconchrisrdi:
ChrisRDI Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
bah! wrong faaacceeee i'll use this one instead. :clap:
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:iconbreathe-me-love:
BreaThe-Me-Love Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
[link] featured here!! :heart:
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Thank you a lot :D !
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:iconsumbreon:
sumbreon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student
i HAD to featurr this beautiful artwork of yours in my journal [link] :dummy:
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:iconsugerlollypop0055555:
sugerlollypop0055555 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
love this
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Thank you :D
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:iconsugerlollypop0055555:
sugerlollypop0055555 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome :glomp:
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:iconrobin4ch:
Robin4ch Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student
Love it with passion!
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:icontissueboxx3:
Tissueboxx3 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
This is very beautiful and creative<3 -favorites-
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:iconmyinca-lu-pinky:
Myinca-Lu-Pinky Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is wonderful
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:iconamy-jae:
amy-jae Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
colors are beautiful, very warm.
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:iconicewarriorandrei:
icewarriorandrei Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
lovely
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:iconpersephoneindenial:
PersephoneInDenial Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
love the colours and the portrayal of mother earth
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:iconkyeesha:
kYeEsHa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
simply beautiful:)
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:iconlady-shiawase:
Lady-Shiawase Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it
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:iconfrimy:
Frimy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
It's just gorgeous! :D
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Thank you ! :)
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:iconkamidoudou:
Kamidoudou Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello Toto, je fais mon grand come back sur deviantart, youhou !

Donc vala, jle kiffe çui là *_*
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:iconheppity:
heppity Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
ps >< i really like how you conveyed the rose by her ear.
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:iconheppity:
heppity Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
so lovely:heart:. i think it's absolutely wonderful!
:hug:
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:iconvampyerkitten:
VampyerKitten Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
don't lack confidence you're an amazing artist!!! :hug: this a beautiful work of art!
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Aww, thank you !
Well, I lost the contest so I was right not to have confidence ! But I got a daily deviation so it makes me happy *w*
:hug:
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:iconvampyerkitten:
VampyerKitten Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
well i believe you should've won :) :hug:
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:iconnildrin:
Nildrin Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est superbe ^^

J'aime beaucoup beaucoup l'idée de représenter un être qui est plutôt imaginaire (ce que je veux dire c'est que même si on y croit, on n'a jamais vu une femme avec des cheveux en verdure se balader en forêt ^^).
J'ai moi-même fait un petit dessin sur ce thème; mais le tien le surpasse vraiment. Le fait que tu aies développé tout le personnage en le prolongeant par des arbres, des buis... Et les fruits qui y pendent terminent bien cette idée d'un être donnant la vie au reste ^^

Et niveau technique, j'aime beaucoup les couleurs/nuances; la façon dont tu dessines les végétaux n'est ni outrancière ni réductrice, il y a juste ce qu'il faut ^^

Seul couac à mes yeux: elle semble trop jeune! Je pense qu'une femme plus mûre aurait mieux convenu. Réflexion faite j'aurais peut-être même ajouté une certaine amertume et douleur sur son visage, compte tenu de tout ce que l'Homme lui fait subir depuis des siècles... Enfin je pense que tu avais un autre but en tête ^^

Oulah j'ai déjà écrit un sacré roman.... OO' Toujours est-il que tu as fait un bon travail, continue!!!
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Merci !

Et wow, j'avais jamais pensé à l'âge de la fille ! C'est vrai qu'une femme plus mature et réaliste. Ca aurait d'ailleurs ajouté un aspect plus graphique au dessin ! Peut-être un peu trop similaire a Alphonse Mucha... mais ça aurait beaucoup mieux collé à la vision de la "mère". J'y penserai la prochaine fois que je dessine une figure symbolique !

Par contre, je suis un peu plus dans l'idée de montrer le beau pour critiquer le mauvais, enfin, je sais pas si c'est clair. Par exemple, je préfère montrer un monde idéalisé et donner "envie" à celui qui regarde le dessin, plutot que montrer une vision pessimiste du monde actuel pour la critiquer.

Merci beaucoup pour tes longs commentaires ! :3
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:iconnildrin:
Nildrin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
De rien pour les longs commentaires, ça me plaît de pouvoir détailler mon opinion ^^surtout quand je sais que la personne est réceptive aux avis extérieurs!

Et c'est vrai que là je comprends mieux ton oeuvre avec ton explication,de montrer le beau pour critiquer le mauvais ^^
Je pense être beaucoup plus pessimiste que toi!

En tout cas, très joli travail, je le ré;pète mais ça le vaut!
=)
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:iconhindorf:
Hindorf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I just love the colours so beautiful!
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:iconquietangel93:
QuietAngel93 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
:noes: that's amazing!!! *w* :heart::heart:
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:iconmarixon:
marixon Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist
ohh! that's really beautiful :heart:
You've done an awesome job! ><
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Thank you so much !
(for your comment and the fav ! ^_^)

[link] this deviation of yours is really awesome *_* I really like the style and the frame !
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:iconmarixon:
marixon Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist
no prob, you deserve them^^

Thanks for checking my gallery :hug: I'm really glad you did it!
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:iconhimikay:
Himikay Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
it's very pretty!!!!
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Thank you !

I really love the colours you used in your featured deviation ! But you should avoid adding useless typography ! It usually spoils drawings ^^
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:iconhimikay:
Himikay Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
yeah, it was Sasuke(my twin)'s idea and yeah, color pencils are hard to blend and make it look really good!!!
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