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Great Wave by Shinji-Mimura Great Wave by Shinji-Mimura
I was a bit iffy about posting this, since it was an experiment that (in my eyes anyway) only turned out so so, but some seemed to like it so I thought I would share.

This is for another challenge over on flickr, the theme was body art or body writing. I got a crazy idea, crazy and strong enough that I went out and bought paint.

This photo is based on the famous Japanese painting The Great Wave off Kanagawa. (If you've never seen it: [link]) One of the few things I like about myself is my hands. I've also always liked that painting and thought the curls in the waves looked like fingers. It's no real wonder the idea came so naturally to me.

It was harder than I thought to execute and the results are interesting but not the greatest, partially because I can't paint worth a damn. But it was a fun challenge to meet and a unique result came out of it.
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:iconcolette32:
Colette32 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing, very clever
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WarthogDemon Featured By Owner May 22, 2013   Writer
Brilliant idea!
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely
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NastyaTulupova Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
VERY INTERESTING! :heart:
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hellohellohello1234 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
love it!
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HoudaShams Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really adore this!! really great concept!!
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ABtG Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I really like this--it's surreal in a very simple way, like a modern Magritte painting. The composition and colors are both well-balanced. Wonderful!
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sugarylemon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing concept! ^___^v
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Shinji-Mimura Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Thank you very much ^_^
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:iconcharlene-art:
Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic concept!
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Shinji-Mimura Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Thank you. ^_^
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1fastbunny Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool way of looking at it.
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aphasia-Runeic Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
it is unique, it was well done. if you were a pro body painter, perhaps you could have done better, otherwise you did a pretty darn good job.
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Feline-Infektious Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
cute
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girlrocker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student Photographer
really cool concept! I think it turned out really well! :)
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veronique72 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
awesomeness - love the idea
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LoveisBlindness Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Haha, wow! I really like this concept; it's very clever. :D
Nice job!
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kjarr Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
You couldn't have chosen a better piece of art to emulate. I like this take on it!
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colormefamous Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
woah! i love this!
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Shinji-Mimura Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Thank you. ^^
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regenschirm123 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
ooh, i'm fallen in love with this picture, i guess, :D
great! :)
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Shinji-Mimura Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Thanks!
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KerenGoldian Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
So original!
Great execution, too :)
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Shinji-Mimura Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Thank you.
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cinesina Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
really a wonderful interpretation... I'm speechless :wow:
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:iconwhenlifegivesyoulemo:
that is such a good idea!!
man.. i have to do hokusai in the round and i wish i thought of this :|
GREAT JOB! :D
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Shinji-Mimura Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Thank you. ^^
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dramionewhynothraco Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009   Digital Artist
I love the concept, and I think it turned out perfectly.
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Shinji-Mimura Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Thank you. ^^
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dramionewhynothraco Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009   Digital Artist
Your welcome! :D
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BermudaHighway Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
brilliant! i think you executed this perfectly - simple, uncomplicated, like the concept.
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Alvarov90 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Student
Wow! Great Picture! I actually had that same vision about the famous painting... I also saw the wave was hand-like. I did something similar in a drawing... but my hands are ugly xD
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silent-pirate Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
I love your idea, and it turned out very nice in my opinion! Great job.
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Shinji-Mimura Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Thanks very much. ^^
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SakuraiChidori Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
Waow!!! Thats creative!!!
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biskui Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Great idea! Really!
Only, I can't help but think, the picture would have been better hadn't the boat been cut
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SquirrelOfChaos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
I've never seen body art quite like this before. It's fun, and I think you executed the concept very well.
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Shinji-Mimura Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Thanks. ^^
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MyuuMaster Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It reminded me of that painting well before I read the description. This is a cool concept for sure, Waffles!
Now, satisfy my curiosity, spawned by the hand which is painted... Are you right-handed or left-handed? XD
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Shinji-Mimura Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Thank you. ^^

I'm right handed actually. I wouldn't have been able to paint and operate the camera properly with my left.
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tealover007 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
very cool! love your concept <3
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Shinji-Mimura Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Thank you very much.
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