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Day 14: Mami Wata by Wen-M Day 14: Mami Wata by Wen-M
This one took a bit longer than one hour, everytime a human face is involved, seems to take me longer than one hour. @__@

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next one will be Sin You
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:iconrae-za:
Rae-za Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
amazing and beautiful :)
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Colanah Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG you did Mami!!   You did Mami!!  *starts running around like a headless chicken from pure excitement about this*  She's gorgeous too!!
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rollingstonerolla Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
and the legend of afique central
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:iconmarienieves:
MarieNieves Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
This is so beautiful. I love it. It is really nice. - YOR Health
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:iconobaba:
Obaba Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite so far in the set.
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:iconshadowservant352:
shadowservant352 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Very interestin!
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:iconragedethly:
RageDethly Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
very very beautiful
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dxantonio Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, lower your hands! Can't see your boobs.
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xtincell Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how have you choice this concept cauz' I'm cameroonian and I think that the composition is very "truthfull" :D
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:iconoccasion-bitch:
occasion-bitch Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely but it feels like the hair doesn't quite suit
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tarorae Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
* o * Thank you so much for the shout out!! <3

I really love the colour palette on this one!
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:iconwen-m:
Wen-M Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
<3
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manasstalker Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Your so dedicated to this and it shows how awesome you are!!! XD
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xxpinkapplexx Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist
damn, i drew mami wata, but compared to yours, mine is really bad xd
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scream1327 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Waoww... Nice Gorgon snake :)
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JetJakal-of-NeoMu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, technically Gorgons are of Greek Mythology. Mami Wata is being from Southern African folklore.
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scream1327 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OK.
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JetJakal-of-NeoMu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Correction, Southern and central.
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:iconnachtmotte:
Nachtmotte Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
what is a Mami Wata??
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:iconadnega:
adnega Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so NOT a foo dog, then... got it ;)
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:iconjozura:
Jozura Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Foo dog is a misinterpreted American translation, they are called foo dragons in the land they hail from 
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adnega Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it's a "translation" issue as much as an interpretation issue... we see the animal and it looks like a dog, so we call it a foo dog... they see the animal and it looks like a dragon so they call it a foo dragon. We're talking about the same animal, we just see it differently...

Plus there's also the idea (which I've not confirmed, so if you have more info, please feel free to correct me) that the native word for DRAGON is more like a word for "guardian spirit" since they didn't think of dragons as physical creatures so much as spiritual ones... thus when westerners think of guardians we automatically associate dogs (and when we see foo "dog" statues outside ceremonial sites it reinforces that) since dogs have protected our homes and lands since before we HAD homes and lands... 

In either case... that's not one :D
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Jozura Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yeah and if i angered you it was not my intention, it's just when i hear foo dog it irks me, and i tried not to mention it, but like i said it irks me. I guess it's just a lack of spiritual insight that is being perpetuated.
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adnega Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
not at all, I'm all for learning more about the spiritual beliefs of (specifically ancient) other cultures and the various mythological creatures inhabiting them.

please feel free to correct my information any time you see that it needs correcting, I approve whole heartedly.
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AvalonsWinter Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't there folklore about her brushing her hair also?
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:iconwen-m:
Wen-M Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
i think so, yeah. =]
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AvalonsWinter Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She probably left her brush behind then because her weave looks pretty well groomed ;)
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