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Athena Glaucopis by solfieri Athena Glaucopis by solfieri
My submission to :icondeathofrats:'s Myths contest.

One of my favourite mythical characters, Greek goddess of wisdom and war Palas Athena. :excited:
I mixed some traditionally Greek elements, such as the famous Greek nose and helm and armour (the symbols of which, such as the Gorgon, the Sphinx and the Gryphon are present in many of her depictions), with some decidedly non-Greek elements, such as the spear.
The BG consists of symbols associated with her, such as the olive tree, the owl, and the spider's web (in a reference to her weaving skills, as well as the famous episode of her dispute with Aracne, another famous weaver).

All in all, I'm really satisfied with this one, it gave me a chance to draw some stuff I had been longing to draw for some time. :XD:
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:iconeuropeancar650:
EuropeanCar650 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
This looks epic, nice job!
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Ookyterri Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011   Writer
Very nice! I turned this piece up while researching Athena for a column on my website, linking the matriarch of my fictitious town of Owl's Nest to Athena. Awesome work! And Jonnie Stone of Deviant Art is a Facebook friend of mine. So this was quite a coincidence. : )
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:icontazunee:
Tazunee Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! this is absolutely the most wonderful creation
I could see so far on dA!
Really compliments for your gallery!
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:iconsolfieri:
solfieri Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much!! No one's ever said anything like this to me before, I'm sincerely flattered. :blushes: This pic is a little old by now, but I'm really happy you like it! =D
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:icontazunee:
Tazunee Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
for me it was a pleasure!
that 'I like to work too! first of all I like Athena and I love the owls.
You gave them divine immortality!
thanks! XD
Sorry if my English is not perfect
bye :hug:
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:icondameklaudia:
DameKlaudia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
This is EXCELLENT!!
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:iconsolfieri:
solfieri Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!! :heart:
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sanxian Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Simplesmente tudo a respeito dessa illust é fodástico D: Traço, cores, sombras, omfg, amay :heart:

Nota 10 pra composição, os elementos foram bem dispostos 8D
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Marszenka Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Gorgeous! You spent a ton of time on the detail. :)
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:iconsolfieri:
solfieri Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments and fave! =)
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