Mana, wā kāinga
Mana, wā kāinga
wā kāinga

It's inspired by historical portraits of Maori people, the Gottfried Lindauer portraits... And home

Bust is from Pegaso Models :)
  • girlpainter57PLUS

    great paint job

    • WadePLUS

      Thanks ^^

  • Matt DiPietro

    I really like him! A very nice and detailed painting for sure! You might get more clicks with the close-up as your featured image because it is hard to see the details with the current front picture.

    • WadePLUS

      I’m really glad you like it :)
      Thanks for the advice :D

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Great! The tattoos are amazing.

    • WadePLUS

      Thank you :)
      They are called Tā moko and are meant to convey history, heritage and position.

  • pit-rehmkePLUS

    fantastic work! Very realistic colors and painting
    Like it a lot.

    • WadePLUS


  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Well done, piece! The struggle was worth it!

    • WadePLUS

      Thanks Roman and thanks for the help and feedback along the way :D

  • Roman "Light_one" Gruba

    Nice work my friend!

    • WadePLUS

      Thanks Roman :D

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    Super painting !

    • WadePLUS

      Hehe, cheers! Glad you found him