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[Painting] Twisted Fate by dragonoids [Painting] Twisted Fate by dragonoids
The first piece to this collection is The Twisted Fate itself. Since this is the first piece, the concept of the painting was to represent what the entire collection will be about - the peaceful fusion of the Aboriginal and Maori artistic styles.

The painting consists of two different paths, twisting and interlocking with each other. The 'twist' in Maori culture signifies two different people or culture joining one another. The 'twist' also represents the strength of bond of friendship, loyalty and love that will last forever.

The Aboriginal path is represented in the red path, with the traditional dot painting and bush medicine painting techniques. While the Maori path, represented by the green path, contains the traditional Maori painting styles in New Zealand colours. The Aboriginal path contains the print of the lotus flowers, while the Maori path contains the lotus leaves. Together, both paths complete the entire plant of the lotus. The entire 'twist' is set on a peaceful blue background, representing the river. The entire painting, hence, show the perfect harmony of the Aboriginal and Maori artistic styles.

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This painting is part of The Twisted Fate collection.
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crazyruthie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
amazing! i'm going to request the whole series! it's an awesome take on tribal art and they're all just beautiful to look at as well. :)
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dragonoids Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, no problem!
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Anj3lla Featured By Owner May 18, 2012   General Artist
Brilliant!!! The pattern, twists, and colors are perfect and enjoyed the history on this composition.:heart:
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dragonoids Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I had fun doing this one :) I try to add cultural meanings to add more interest to my pieces. Hopefully they work!
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Anj3lla Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   General Artist
Well I say they did.:frail:
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dragonoids Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hooray! :)
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nicostars Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is awesome! You are really good a brush strokes. Seems like you have a really steady hand.
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dragonoids Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! The thing is, I paint with the canvas on the table, so I can rest my arm on it. So I wouldn't say I have a steady hand for sure :)
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Crimson-Soda Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow Nice work!! Love the use of complimentary colors! And the broad black lines really makes them pop.
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dragonoids Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I wanted to paint something that is bold and dramatic but fluid and peaceful at the same time! :D
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Crimson-Soda Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I think you definitely succeeded at it! :) Keep it up!
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dragonoids Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Crimson-Soda Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem! :)
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plooberry Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
sfkahfkjdshf. This is too beautiful. I love all these paintings... how the colors blend... where they become darker along the corners... it's just... I keep scrolling up, looking, scrolling down to type, but with no words... so I scroll up again. I wish I had something more supportive to say other than "I like it," but I guess I don't have anything else, so...

I like it.
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dragonoids Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thank you! :) It means a lot as I am just starting up my portfolio and these are my firsts!
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March 14, 2012
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