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Orpheus and Eurydice by forgottenpantaloons Orpheus and Eurydice by forgottenpantaloons
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I've got this wonderful book about all these greek myths and I love it so much
The author is so great with words and he makes all the deities/mortals seem so relatable and NOT omniscient and greek myths are just so well imagined that they are STILL RELEVANT TODAY

also PJATO

I plan on illustrating something from each chapter (a myth) of the book
So here's the best couple ever omg
Orpheus brings the animals out with his kpop sorry I mean greeky music

Then he married Eurydice and settled down so he didn't play music as often any more
One of his SASAENG FANS hunted her down, she ran away and died (wow smooth move) and Orpheus was like 'aw no way man' and he visited Hades down under (not Australia) to get her back. Hades was all 'aw shucks, yer a real tearjerker ok here's Eurydice she'll follow you but my word is only legit if you DONT LOOK BACK EVER ON THE WAY UP TO EARTH.'

He looked back.
everything SUCKS WHY DID IT HAVE TO HAPPEN LIKE THIS BLUBBER BLUBBY BLUB

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Oh gosh third time writing a critique @_@
First off, I will be critiquing you based on this oil-paintish style you have selected to draw, so nothing to style-based or I'll try to keep it to a minimum.
I gave you a 4 for vision because I understand mental images are usually better than the actual outcome. But you have a pretty good sense of where everything goes. I gave you a 4 on originality because I do admit this is pretty original, I've seen more original works. The technique is good, but some things can be improved. For example, the yellow background should be more desaturated or more neutral so the centerpiece can capture people's eyes longer. I gave a 3 on impact because even though it's pretty, it doesn't cause me to think about the deep hidden meaning the artist wants to convey or something.
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Hey, would it be alright if I used this for a presentation in my Greek and Roman Epics class? I'll be sure to give you proper credit.
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forgottenpantaloons Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah of course! Thanks for asking permission, I'd be honoured if you used it in your presentaion with credit!
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divinitions Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now, I wanna draw greek stuff :<
And omg, I love this story, it's so sad, though

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forgottenpantaloons Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PLEASE DO! :D if you have time. Hahha greek myths are such a huge inspiration!! I'd love to see your interpretations of greek gods and hereos and everything *v*
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divinitions Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! I love Greek myths and Nordic
I want to drawn Athena and Arachnae, but I have no idea how to do background, got any tips?
Heheh, thank you, I really wanna draw Andromeda and Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon.
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forgottenpantaloons Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yesss! Nordic myths too, they have a special place in my heart :'D
Mhhh, well it depends on the scene you want to draw them in? What do you imagine is going on in the picture? The version of the myth I heard had them sit facing each other doing crazy loom weaving at each other in like
a meadow? A grass plain? Ooooh, what about a desert? Ahhhh so many interpretations to choose from :XXX Anyway you can also just do an abstract background that could possibly incorporate some weaving pattern or thread, or spiders (so obvious lol) etc. Just ideas hahaah, no matter what you come up with I know it'll be awesome ^^
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divinitions Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, Nordic.
I wanted to depict a scene where Athena cursed  Arachne into a spider. That would be really cool.
Thank you, lol.
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GnarlyRockerchick Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh lorddddd this story
ORPHEUS IS SUCH A STUPID HEAD
I mean it's Hades he should've taken him seriously sobsob
it was such a sad ending

But I love the way you drew it with the swirly shape it just makes it looks so cool
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forgottenpantaloons Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yo yeaaah orpheus we had our hopes up for you but NO YOU JUST HAD TO DEFY DEATH :XXXXX the story made my heart curl up and cry aaaahh :D And thank you so much!
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GnarlyRockerchick Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YEssss urgh Orpheus 
ahhh yah mine too it would've been such a nice story
and it's my pleasure [:
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