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Mother and Child by kowelvain Mother and Child by kowelvain
love this one..i spend 1.5 month on this work. Really had a hard time :)
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dbren7872 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2015
When I look at the background, it's hard to make out exactly what place she is in.  But given how she's dressed and her hairstyle, I would imagine that she's in some African village of some kind.  When I look at her arm, I see that she has scars according to the tribe that she's from.  When I see the kind of necklace she has around her neck, it makes me think that she could have some rank and status in the village where she lives.  I understand that in some African tribes some women go topless or just on occasion.  But still, for her to just be wearing a beige blanket and to be showing a breast - she must be inside her home.  Physically, she looks clean and well kept.  Her hair is done nicely.  Her child also looks content and well taken care of.  Looking at his facial expression, he's not paying any attention to whom ever his mom could be speaking with in the picture; he's just contently "there."

When looking at her facial expression, I see her in the attitude of just listening to the person in front of her.  Being in the picture, I feel like I'm a guest that came to her hut at a time when she was breast feeding her son.  Now I'm sitting in front of her to tell her some adult business about her people and the outside world.  She respects me as a guest, but if I get out of hand she'll call out to the men of the village to kick my ass and throw me out.  So looking at her facial expression I see stability, sanity and sensibility, calm and confidence.  I could see her being responsible, good work-ethic, and open minded to new things. 

Going by this painting maybe you yourself went to Africa to see the country side, and while there, you had a chance to speak with some tribal people.  While there, you saw how they also can be clean and orderly.  Maybe you saw how they can be just like people in a city, it's just that they prefer to live in a peaceful tribe setting away from urban civilization.  But I really love how you painted her in a way that was very dignified and appealing.  With her look it can also feel like she trusts me to do right by her. 

VERY WELL MADE!!! Clap Clap deviantART deviantART deviantART Clap Clap      
WisdomIs Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
tyra banks face
Julien-fr Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Very great work !
chappy-lips Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is wonderful.
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
catherinekiedis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Painting it within 1,5 month was really worth the result.
I'm truly impressed by the way you operate the colours and I'm in love with her lips, they're just so real. You've got a big talent, those hands are perfect.. I can't draw them good so I'm always amazed when somebody does it in such a perfect way.
Nice job and keep doing things like that!
Natalya-NSY Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wonderful!!! I love this painting!!!
nucularman Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great ;)
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Submitted on
November 8, 2013
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Camera Data

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 5, 2014, 3:42:58 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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