Monday, December 5, 2016
New art of Ārohirohi, the Maori (New Zealand) Goddess of mirages and illusions. She is credited with creating the first woman, Mārikoriko, whose name means 'Twilight'.
I've done it in colored India inks, like the recent little Greek Goddess paintings; I've given Her hair in waves like heat, with the Fata Morgana behind Her. The Fata Morgana is an illusion or mirage formed by light bending through layers of differently heated air making objects such as ships or coastlines which are below the horizon appear above the horizon. She is wearing traditional Maori clothing and earrings and has an appropriate chin tattoo.
She was done as the Goddess by Request for November over on my Patreon. Rewards start at just a dollar a month, with different tiers receiving different rewards; for example for just three dollars a month you can tell me what to paint! I am also still taking commissions for Goddess art.