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WIP Draft for major work. by damien-christian
WIP Draft for major work.
Nosbe major influence. Polynesian designs. Ink colored pencils. As the title suggests this is the plan of attack this weekend. Scrap book for this after work is done lol.
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Although human images in Polynesian sculpture are predominantly naturalistic, there are a number of instances in which artists took the human form to the limits of abstraction. In Tahiti, for example, the preeminent deity 'Oro, and divinities closely associated with him, were represented by oblong effigies known as to'o, consisting of a clublike wood core wrapped in layers of finely plaited coconut husk fiber. On some to'o, the features of the deity were suggested, as here, by strands of fiber applied to the surface. The supernatural power (mana) of the deity was contained in feathers, which were originally attached to the surface of the image.

Predominantly associated with warfare, 'Oro also served, in part, as the divine patron of the arioi, a semi-professional class of performing artists composed of young men and women. Permitted great personal freedom, but forbidden to have children, the arioi honored 'Oro as god of the origin, and fulfillment, of physical desire and of eternal youth.

 Now I do love these genre's of pop culture. I also feel they are pop art. However I am so tired of average or cruddy anime/manga flooding DA. Of late I have seen so much shit here on DA in these two genres. Nothing really original and usually just fan art or a direct appropriation of a work that adorns the cover of countless anime titles. Not even being re-imagined. Also characters that are "unique individual creations/characters" they all look generic. Drawing an anime/manga face is not hard, in fact the reason these features are so simple is so it makes producing the images so much easier vs accurate anatomical facial features. I love manga and anime and sometime I fav work that catches my eye but that is prob 1 in 20. 

 I'd love to see unique and interesting application of these genre's! I guess it's up to the artists who well do nothing else. Over specialize and breed in weakness. Mix it up anime/manga one day, life drawing another, sketch a landscape on the third and then have a treat on the fourth and come up with some crazy warped art that may or may not represent anything. Let your mind go free and just create without trying to conform to any one sub-genre. Just my opinion.

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swisdo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for viewing may art and adding it to your collection:heart::hug:
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damien-christian Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
A treat indeed!
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swisdo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol, thanks again:heart::hug:
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BlueCaroline Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heart - Free 
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damien-christian Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Thanks so much. :)
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Woodflowart Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  New member Professional General Artist
Thank you soooooo much yet again
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the fave abd watch! ^^ 
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damien-christian Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
 NP. Watching you watching me! :)
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heart Hug 
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Marloeshi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Thanks for faving Home Sweet Home by Marloeshi ! :aww:
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