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Part of a series I am working on.
Self Portrait


The fairy tales featuring the enchanted Mouras are thought to be pre roman, indo-celtic origin, magical maidens who guard castles, caves, bridges, wells, rivers, and treasures. 
She often appears singing and combing her beautiful long hair, golden as gold with a golden comb, and promises to give treasures to whom sets her free by breaking her spell.
According to ancient lore, they are the souls of young maidens who were left guarding treasures that were hidden before other supernatural beings disappeared from the mortal world.
They appear as guardians of the pathways into the earth and are believed to be the builders of the Paleolithic hill forts, The Dolmens and megaliths, They are believed to still live there.
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Given 2015-11-26
Moura by fae-photography is an exceptionally well executed, gripping and creative self-portrait. ( Featured by Mrs-Durden )

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DaddyHoggy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
Breathtaking.
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Photographer
thank you
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Gildsoul Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible work of art, did you do the body paint as well?
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Professional Photographer
thank you, and yes i sure did.
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Ablackwind Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Gorgeous!! :nod: :heart:
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Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I love, love, love these works! Brilliant!
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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Ksottam Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Great job here!  And congrats on the DD!  The body paint is well done and the makeup, hair and especially  the expression(!) are stunning! 
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Professional Photographer
Cheers :rose:
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OmaTorres16 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
ESES UNA IMAGEN DE MUJER EXCELENTEMENTE LOGRADA ES MUY ARTÍSTICA Y BELLA,SEDUCE DE GRAN MANERA, TIENE FUERZA Y UN GRAN MAGNETISMO. ! ! !
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RabidBlackDog Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
wow
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it! :heart:
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untuox Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
It's wonderful!
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okissop Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Daily Deviation is totally deserved! Incredible work with the makeup, light... :clap:
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Digit-Aria Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Beautiful interpretation of the Moura. As a Pre-Roman, pagan folk memory, it makes sense that she might appear more 'tribal' than the fair folk of Europe-proper.

Are you familiar with the "enchanted Moors," too? It took me awhile to realize the Mouros were an independent legend from the Muslim sorcerers.
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BadKitty44 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
Beautiful, excellent photo...  I love the colours and model's pose!
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OmaTorres16 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Muy estético y delicado,hermoso.
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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Bluefiregrl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD!
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
Cheers :rose:
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
awesome
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
:highfive:
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afra-ald Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015   General Artist
oh my god yes
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
:highfive:
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HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015   Photographer
:thumbsup:
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
:highfive:
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ToruKun1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
The swirly body-paint reminds me of Neo-Ranga, it's a good look
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Cool and cute!
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
:highfive:
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ambient-avalancher Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
:highfive:
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Love ! Thank You and congrats on the DD.
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
Cheers :D
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
Yay :D

Yourself as well :highfive:
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
  Thank You (16) by daniya-ART
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks
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Matttowler Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Amazing body paint work
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you :highfive:
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FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
enchanting
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
:highfive:
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
Awesomness
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation, Jess! Really love everything about this from the body paint to the pose.
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mrcup Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the grey flesh base, it makes the gold seem to be floating on human shaped fog.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Excellent...........the body painting is an art in itself. :clap:
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :rose:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Pleasure.
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