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Jasminek
10-12-2010, 03:02 AM
Hi,

This is the portrait # 8 for me. This is the painting of a Sea Gypsy/Moken man of Adaman sea. It is in his environment - the sea.

The people are sea nomads, spending half of the year in the Adaman sea in boats made from whole trees, settled on land only in monsoon season.

It has been documented that this people can plunge to 75 feet depth without any life support gear and can also lower their heart rates in order to hold their breaths for twice as long as other humans. Also the Swedish scientist Anna Gislen documented that Moken children have the ability to constrict their pupils to tiny pinpoints when they're in the water, thus sharpen their sight and see much better underwater than the rest of us.

This painting was done in oil, using knife and MP brush on hair, thanks to MP.

Please feel free to give advice and comments.:D

Lima
10-12-2010, 03:14 AM
Amazing Jasmine.

mannafig
10-12-2010, 08:55 AM
Your portraits are lovely dear Jasmine and this one is no exception:):)

Jasminek
10-12-2010, 10:17 AM
Thanks so much to you two Oriane and Mannafig.:D

Evart
10-12-2010, 10:25 AM
wow he almost looks real. it's as though he's about to talk.:)

Jasminek
10-13-2010, 07:09 AM
Thanks so much Evart for your words, that is exactly what I wanted to portrait that he was talking.:D

pat1940
10-13-2010, 12:42 PM
Very well done Jasmine and thanks for the wonderful story, like it very much;););)

Jasminek
10-13-2010, 01:19 PM
Sweet Pat, so glad to see you back and thanks for the comments. Happy painting dear lady.:)

Caesar
10-13-2010, 09:35 PM
Very interesting didascalic information on this intriguing, impressive portrait!
Human body design seems to have stunning capabilities to darwinianly adapt to many different conditions in a quite limited timeframe after all!

screenpainter
10-14-2010, 11:27 AM
very nice portrait Jasmine. I love also reading the background information so I learn something as well.

coops
10-14-2010, 11:51 AM
Another great story with a lovely painting, well done Jasmine:)

MJSparks
10-14-2010, 12:01 PM
Lovely work. I enjoy his expression and the story.

Jasminek
10-15-2010, 02:53 AM
Thanks to you all for kind words.

Actually this is the first portrait of a man, somehow when I saw the picture, he jumped at me.:D The backup information was done from the internet.

Thanks again.