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Moribayassa, I see oceans by vtas Moribayassa, I see oceans by vtas

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The Moribayassa is a very old dance performed by women celebrating the dissipation of bad luck or terrible circumstances, the shedding of old trials, and a turn towards the good. The river and water are a major feature in the dance and represent the cleansing away of old problems to make way for new hopes.
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took me forever but I'm pretty happy with how this turned out! lots of artistic license haha.
Inspired by garments and jewelry from many West African cultures, such as the Wodaabe, Afar, Maasai, and Pokot peoples.
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kitto360 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
arte incrivel
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horrorplays Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
Gorgeous, very beautiful! Absolutely love this. 
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CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Wow! Amazing work! Love it!


I was wondering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges lifeisinfinity.eu5.org/infinit… (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)


Lot of thanks for your time ;)


P.D: By the way we just created now a Facebook with more recent pictures: www.facebook.com/kingdomsofmyt…


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Alika2112 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so beautiful I love it
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to-love-unabashedly Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Pleaseeee offer this as a print! I love it!
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Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful, very evocative, congratulations!
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geanera Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
Great job!!!
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Tuume Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017   Writer
This piece oozes color and fluidity. It's amazing how much culture you placed into this work.
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watashiveracasan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
I love the fluid motion in this :aww:
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KorieLove Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Captivating expression! So rich with texture and color. I love it :)
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LunaAticc Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I saw this via Facebook and fell in love instantly! This is stunning *O*
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mbamaluikenna Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
Best varied mix of colours I have ever seen in a potrait
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FableTale Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
This is stunning!
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Amaguren Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
So beautiful. Them colors and lightning - pure perfection!
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thatantichrist Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016
this took my breath away its so beautiful, i honestly havent been able to think straight since i saw this about fifteen minutes ago honestly ive never seen something thats made me feel like this
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Volnium Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
Wow... just wow Wow!
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puravidajoy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
Vtas, this is sooo beautiful! Is it by chance for sale? A print, or even better an original? 
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
Thank you! Actually there is an original mixed media framed! I'll note you the details ^^
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puravidajoy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
Sorry, just saw your message now! Thanks a lot - look forward to getting them ;)
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artVEXX Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous use of colour, love the sketchiness of this rendering. Bravo! 
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ActsOfBeauty Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
I love this. If you ever offer prints I'd love to know about it.
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darlarosa Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredibly powerful piece. The use of cool colors with pops of warm echo the feelings her half hidden face evokes. I find myself very drawn to it.
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Selenada Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's a really lovely image! the values are beautiful and I really enjoy your use of textures!
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vtas Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Thank you for your kind words Selene!! 
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TakihiroCore Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Student Writer
I really love how you made all the colours pop in such a dark colour palette.
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vtas Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
thank you!! I learned a lot from this piece :"D
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BiteMeFox Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So cool!
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Laura-Vi Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student General Artist
The movement and colours are just gorgeous ! I am amazed by all the details ! And this eye ! Wow ! I also discovered Moribayassa thanks to you, I am glad :) This piece is one of my favorites from you, it is very powerful !
She reminds me people of the tribe of Korra from the Legend of Korra (brown skin, blue eyes and powers related to water). I wonder if they got their inspiration from this dance.
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vtas Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
Thank you for such an expressive comment! I'm very happy it made such an impression on you! <3
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Laura-Vi Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Student General Artist
You're welcome ! :hug: Yes ! It is a wonderful picture :heart:
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icechibi21 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
beautiful work
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How lovely!
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starlitcarnival Featured By Owner May 8, 2016   General Artist
This is gorgeous. SHe is so lovely!
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vtas Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Thank youu <3
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vexnir Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Breathtaking. I cannot stop looking. I really, really love your raw brushstrokes. Gorgeous work.
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vtas Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Thank you so much! It's one of the things I really enjoy showing as well C:
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brontolona Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
beautiful work! *-*
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vtas Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
thanks! :hug:
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VenIllustration Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing 😱😱😍
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vtas Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
thank you :"D
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VenIllustration Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ☺️☺️
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Liowa Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
cool
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vtas Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
:"D
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Conquie Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Such a refreshing colour palette! Keep up the great work. :)
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vtas Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
thank you! I'm happy my research came through!
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Lugas Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Student Artist
I can feel the summer, really awesome!
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
thanks, lugas! we should all get out and dance :"D
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Lugas Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student Artist
yeah, everyone should! I was dancing last night :D
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Very nice
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vtas Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
thanks C:
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