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Motherland Chronicles #20 - Lily II by zemotion Motherland Chronicles #20 - Lily II by zemotion
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This was pretty fun. Unbelievable that we're at week 20 now!!!

Also not sure if anyone uses Weibo, but I just got an account! Feel free to follow me for my kickass Chinese (rightttt)

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Photography: Zhang Jingna
Hair: Junya Nakashima
Makeup: Gregg Brockington
Model: Lily Olsen-Ecker
Photo Assistant: Ngoc Vu
Head piece and choker from JuleeMClark

Motherland Chronicles:
Motherland Chronicles #19 - Lily by zemotion Motherland Chronicles #18 - Julia by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 12 - Winter's Rose by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 7 - Self Portrait in Water by zemotion Motherland Chronicles #4 - The Waiting by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 2 - Winterland Fairytales by zemotion

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Absolutely stunning from the shoulder up. Very inspiring. I love the flower-thing being help up in front of her, but the image has little of interest below the shoulder level besides the flower. I feel like it would be better were the body turned toward the front more, or even if her body was facing away and she was looking over her shoulder.

Love the lighting, the makeup, the jewelry, the hair, all of that stuff is really awesome. I feel like the eye paint could possibly be a more flattering shape, but I couldn't say exactly what the shape is.
What do you think?
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10 out of 11 deviants thought this was fair.

I first want to say, that you work is really impressing and some of your pieces take my breath, but I dare say that I'm afraid this one didn't,
I like the shock of the black against her "whiteness" which is enchanting, but I think you didn't go far enough,
there is almost no collor, so I think you could be more extreme in the white, anyway the combination here is fantastic, and her hair is just perfect,
the circle make it look like some kind of tree for me.
the model is beautiful, and I like the red mouth (I would prefer black)...
well, your work here (even if not my favorite) is as good as always...
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FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Morlante666 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
The MOON! Fantastic!
BEEINGYOU Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Professional Photographer
i'm obsessed!!
JustinGedak Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Absolutely amazing work. I love it!
LucretiaDelacroix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
NosferatuTrait Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it the way that it is... iridescent quality of the skin is great.  I understand your use of light and composition.  I think that for a photo that is almost monochromatic, there are many colors in this image.  The one thing that popped out the most is the black.  It's not black is it?  For some reason, I can't help but to think it's a really dark brown, or purple. Is it just me?
wind-swept Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
you never fail to impress. :rose:
shallowknight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing connection.
djbridget Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
this is bloody awesome
AnaArtAM Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Digital Artist
great, I share it in my new page…
Gorche Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Photographer
Great choice of model
91einJ Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect! Your ideas is so exiting!
mothfly Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing. she's like a white flame...
timothyerau68 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
XandriaP Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it
qimaera Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
This is beautiful and all the Motherland Chronicles pieces. If I was to look for a Yoshitaka Amano illustration made into flesh, this would be it. And don't get me wrong, I am not saying your work is like his or his like yours at all, but this has that haunting, otherworldly feel. Her gaze is just perfect, capture at the right perfect moment and the hair just like so...perfect my friend. 
LFantasy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
very beautiful, reminds me of art nouveau posters :)
punkmoxie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Writer

this was the first piece of your work that I saw, and I admit I am now a fan!

You do stunning work!

Ionela19 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I love this shot! First thing i thought when I say it was that she (more specific her hair) represented chaos in perfect world (represented by the circle).  Great lighting, great make up, great job!
Riku-Noiro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me on yoshitaka amano
KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
DarkShadowMage Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
okay i have to say it because it is the first thing that came to my mind. This picture and many more of the series look like Yoshitaka Amano pictures come to live. Those lazy eyes, the fascinating jewlery work. Love it, fantastic style and very well executed.
MusicAndBooks Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it <3 so beautiful picture, I love her hair!
somersetholmes Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Wonderful imagery :clap:
inkedfish Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this!
JESSticalur Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow wow, the flowing of the hair is beautiful on this! :)
MaLize Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Awesome work!
vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   Digital Artist
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats dear!! We're glad to announce you that you're featured in our selection of the Hilights of the week at :iconliliths-realm:[link]
Have a great sunday :heart: :heart: :heart:
Loochi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!!! :aww:
Villenueve Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I just wanted to let you know 
that I featured your work here.
malaugusto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013   Photographer
This gorgeous work has been featured here: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 66.
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM!

KamiKiri8246 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow her hair is so cool
TheDreamHare Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, this is the most beautiful portrait I have ever seen. I kept thinking it had a Final Fantasy feel to it, and I remember you mentioning Amano as inspiration on facebook. :D But fer real, I love this!! <3
zemotion Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hehe awww thank you~
TheHiddenDandy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Excellent makeup and pose!
Aimiyuharmonia92 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Photographer
love it
cynsg Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
I love her wispy hair, pale skin, ruby lips and dark sad eyes. She is a beauty.
appa-appa-away Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work :)
ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing shot!
Phaedrus18 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how this reminds me of early Final Fantasy artwork. Beautiful!
allyhodges Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
God, this is so good. Just so good! I'd critique it if I could, but I have nothing to critique. It's perfect to me. Beautiful work, as always, Zemotion! :)
caddman Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderful ...:heart:
diegosch Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
love it!
LanestraFlameheart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is almost like a painting!
alldenault Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great look ! feels like Art Deco style ! very good work !
barbaramj Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ThaiTran Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love this one <3
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