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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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Zennistrad Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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Berries-Fields Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. I love how you used the colors on this piece.
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE YOU TOO
... anyway thank you so much! You have no idea how happy this makes me :'D
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Berries-Fields Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like your deviantart name, too. And you're welcome.
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Princess-Toast Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Oh wow. >w< This is so adorable, and the coloring is amazing!
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw shuckaroos, thank you so much!
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wakeupatnoon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so sweet.
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU'RE SO SWEET
-runs away-
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ambientdream Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow to be honest I love your color very much! I love the way you choose colors :D btw are you a kpop fan , haha i see 'sasaeng fan' there.. only kpop fans know what does it mean. :D
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uhguuggughugh OMG EURYDICE IS A SASAENG FAN
I NEVER REALIZED THAT BUT
OH
:'O

YES I AM A KPOP AND ARE YOU A KPOP CAN WE KPOP ABOUT KPOP NOW SLDKJF:KLSDJ

and thank you so much!! Aw shucks :'D I love your art style so much also, everything's so wispy and fantasy-like and innocent ;P
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Noellisty Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful:heart: I love your style, and the colors involved here. This reminds me of the play, Eurydice, if you've ever read it or seen it~
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thank you so much! This is such a nice comment to read uwu
Eurydice the play? I've never seen/read it before, is it a modern play or like a shakespearian-era one? *curiousity PIQUED* It sounds really cool! :'D
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Noellisty Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Np=w=

It's a modern, contemporary play by Sarah Ruhl. It's so much fun to read if your into theatrical design elements, or are just a huge greek mythology nerd:)
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AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
this is absolutely beautiful omg <3
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bawwww thanks andy! :'D YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL TOO ;^P
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ameanjenn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah~ This is amazing~ Their's is one of my favorite Greek mythology stories. Orpheus and Eurydice. They both look so cute. Take the hearts, all of them <3<3<3
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thank you so much! Ahhaha and I'm glad you like greek mythology too! I love all of the stories, especially this one omfhfhf :'D

Which other ones do you like? I'm thinking of drawing more greek myth-inspired stuff, but I don't know which one to do next :"D
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ameanjenn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Omg Echo and Narcissus~ X'D They're probably my second favorite lol
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Aeire Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This
This is like
Wow
How do I words? XD
Really though.
This is amazing :3
It looks professional
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHaahaha thanks dude :D
Does it look professional?!? wow :"D
That's so nice to hear
/hides all the flaws in the picture ehehehe :'D
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Aeire Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Yes :D It looks like the kind of drawings/paintings/GODLIKEIMAGES/etc. one finds in the higher-quality children's/younger people's books :3
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Tajii-chan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, this is so soft and beautiful :love:

And yet the colors are still so vibrant! And I totally love the style as well~ It's so elegant and pretty ;u; :heart:
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thanks!! AND HAPPY NEW YEAR GURLL AJDL:A
That means a lot coming from an artist like you omg :'D
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Tajii-chan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! And you too! Hope you have a good one! *w*

What do you mean from an artist like me? ;A; //you'realotbetter
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahahaha thanks! and aw hey your art is actually super duper cute! :'D
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Tajii-chan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meh, I need to practice more TuT

But thank you ;A; :heart:
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ankewehner Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colours are lovely. :)
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU'RE LOVELY TOO
anyways thank you :"D
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ankewehner Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAY!
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Kagurana Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   General Artist
I love the style ! It's so cute ! :D
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thanks!! :'D
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Kagurana Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   General Artist
'welcome ! :3
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JellyMonstah Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well, this is lovely :3 i really loved it XD
by the way, whut is the name of the book, if i may ask OuO
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i lab books OuO heeeheee
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! The book was just 'The Greek Gods'[link] here! :'D I love it to pieces!
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JellyMonstah Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha :3 no problem :D Thank you :D I'll read it soon!!! <3
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BlooRibbondrop Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i love how the colors flow =w= lovely job ^^
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thanks! btw love your icon it's so cute! :'D
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BlooRibbondrop Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
^^ Lol thanks bro
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Merchers Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
DANG ALERT
DANG
DANG
DANG
excellent colour and rhythm friends
u got principles/elements of design in the BAG
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHAHHA what if there was actually like an alarm system
where when something awesome walks into the room
it just goes
DANG
DANG
DANG
DANNNNNGGG U FINE

but thanks dude HAHAHA ART PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTS BUMPREC LAJE:LKD
ahnd heppy hewlidays gurl!!
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Merchers Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
a world with that alarm system would be so good!
self esteem boost f yes
also you would have all the attention of potential mates
although if there was no dang alarm when you walked in that would be unfortunate

morry chrostmos and a hoppy now yoor
did you rake in any sweet loot anna
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