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maori2 by roblfc1892 maori2 by roblfc1892
outlines + shading
lines are not perfectly well, done early in the morning
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic, you really captured the style.
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
i thought it is harder...
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foreignmind Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Very cool. I like how it is shaded, and the design is simple yet elegant. :heart:
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
thanx.
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KORANenMERG Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great stuff!
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
thanx :-)
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KORANenMERG Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome :)
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fatygrl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
wow! this is awesome :D I've said to a cuople of other people, but not alot of people who aren't maori don't pull this off very well and you've done an awesome job :D it takes ages to draw maori designs aye? hahaha
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
about 2 hours for this one. do you have something where can i find what every symbol means
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fatygrl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
hmmmm you'll be hardpressed to find out what alot of the symbols mean. To be honest I'm not sure that the negative space means anything, alot of the times contemporary maori artists make these family members or important moments in life. The inside detail however, in your case looks like weaving on th top right and lower middle, while the rest of it is actually called Niho Taniwha or dragon tooth notch. It's a decorative feature used in Maori carving. Our tribal areas also have particular features which distinguish where you're from. For an example, my area is right under a mountain, so almost all our carvings have pointed heads like mountains. Have a look at this site [link]=page&;pid=sp57&;parent=52 it may help you out, otherwise it's worth investing in some books. I have too many books to scan in and stuff :D but if you have a specific design just ask and I'll do my best to help you out :D
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