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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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:iconookyterri:
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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:iconsanxian:
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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:iconmarszenka:
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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:iconandresantos:
andresantos Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Que cores lindas, Sol!
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:iconsolfieri:
solfieri Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Obrigada! =D
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:iconwhite-mantis:
White-Mantis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Student General Artist
Nossa, ficou ótimo *-* seu estilo é muito característico!

Adorei a pintura, e a coruja ficou muito boa *-* adoro corujas!
Bom trabalho nas folhas, folhas são um saco de fazer >< e as suas sempre ficam tão legais!

Mitologia grega é legal *-* mas minha preferida ainda é a egí;pcia ^^
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solfieri Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Muito obrigada pelos elogios e pelo favorito! =D Eu tb amo corujas. *¬* E eu em geral gosto de qualquer mitologia, grega, egipcia, nórdica, celta, tudo. 8D
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renata-young Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Sempre se superando, Sol!

Não sei nem o que dizer... tudo está lindo: a arte-final, o shading, as cores escolhidas, a composição...
Belo trabalho!
Estou torcendo por você!
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:iconsolfieri:
solfieri Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Muuuito obrigada, Renata! Pelos elogios, pelo fave, pela torcida... (apesar de as chances serem ínfimas) :love:
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koyamori Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
Beautiful helm and actually the whole set of armor looks stunningly regal:heart::heart::heart:
I love the way you depicted all the elements that represent her, yet they still look harmonious within the picture.:)
Thank you for the lovely entry dear! :iconexcitedplz:
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:iconsolfieri:
solfieri Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliments and especially for such an awesome contest! :boogie:
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:iconkoyamori:
koyamori Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009   Traditional Artist
My pleasure!8):hug:
I'm just glad that people are enjoying the contest^^
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:iconakane-k:
akane-k Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ficou lindo, mas mas... aranha...
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:iconsolfieri:
solfieri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Huahuahuahauahua! Mas barata é tão pior do que aranha... :iconfishyplz:
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:iconakane-k:
akane-k Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Não é, não é. >_< Tenho aracnofobia.
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:iconbeiron:
beiron Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Nossa, que incrível! Adorei a composição, como você usou todos esses elementos. Ficou muito legal mesmo! Parabéns!! :)

Também gosto muito de mitologia grega e da Athena, mas vamos ser sinceras, rolou um momento nostálgico com a UFRJ... :XD:
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solfieri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cara, pior que rolou mesmo!! :XD:

Muito obrigada pelos elogios e favorito, Tabby! :love:
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Foxy-Lady-Jacqueline Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you ever read "The Iliad" by Homer? Athena was absolutely mean in that book; she was beating up Aphrodite at one point. :p I hated Hera the most...Hera is the most jealous and evil out of Greek Mythology. (And darn, a lot of the Greek gods were players.) :lol:

But wow, I absolutely love your version of Athena. She looks amazing. I love how you made her look strong (since she is, after all, a warrior). I look at this artwork & see how much wonderful detail you have put into this. It must have taken quite a bit of time to draw, but it is worth it because I believe this is a really great piece of artwork. You gave her such elaborate armour & the way you made it shine looks realistic. Great job on the Barn Owl too! (I love owls, they are so cool.) You coloured the Olive tree perfectly & the spider in the corner is a neat touch. All in all,t his is quite fabulous! :+favlove:
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solfieri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't read the Illiad entirely, though I did read the Odyssey twice in college! :XD: And Homer totally sucks up to Athena, man, he must have adored her. :lmao: His account on the Trojan War is totally unfair to some gods; I hate how Artemis was practically ridiculed at a point. ._.

Thank you so much for the compliments and favourite! :iconsweethugplz: I'm so glad the barn owl is recognizable; I used some references but I don't think it came out very good... And yes, owls are indeed cool. =D
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Foxy-Lady-Jacqueline Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved the Odyssey. That & the Iliad (which comes before the Odyssey) are really good. Yep, Athena is definitely a favourite of Homer's, but she is good and nice in the Odyssey. It's just that in the Iliad, she favoured the Greeks, so she was really mean to the gods who favoured the Trojans. The one I hated was Hera...she was a totally crybaby. I don't see why Zeus even liked her in the first place.

Now, about your artwork...yes, of course, you are welcome! :iconnewhugplz: It's extremely wonderful. The owl came out great, in my opinion. I find that animals are quite challenging to draw (which is why I do not draw them). ;p
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GisAlmeida Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, mais duas coisas.
Vc podia ter feito o BG com mais carinho.

E boa sorte o.ob
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solfieri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
O que vc sugere pro BG? Eu nunca sei o que fazer com essas bostas. -_-

Brigada! :iconiluplz:
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GisAlmeida Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Mitologia grega eh mto foda *-* Pena que eu sou mto preguicosa e nao leio mto sobre xD
E falando em preguicosa... *olha pro olho do desenho* .dana Vou puxar sua orelha, Camilla D8< XD AOHAOHAOHA!
Nota-se o avanco absurdo que vc deu nessa pintura. A comecar pela atencao com os reflexos do metal, na armadura. Sao esses pequenos detalhes que fazem toda a diferenca no final. Continue melhorando assim o.o/
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solfieri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Mas eu mudei o olho. :iconwthplz: E nem vem, que vc tb não mudou o pulso grosso na sua pintura. xD hauhauahua

Brigada! =D
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bbarata Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Quando detalhe menina!! o.o

Destaque pra armadura da Atena, o elmo principalmente, adorei o efeito de entalhe que vc botou ali.
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:iconsolfieri:
solfieri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Obrigada! Que bom que gostou da pintura da armadura! =D
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Mordaunt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
It's fantastic and epic!:heart:
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:iconsolfieri:
solfieri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconrenmoraes:
RenMoraes Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
. . . ! ! :omfg: ! ! ! . . .

Beautifully detailed !!

I liked specially the helmet !


(. . . although the nose is bothering me a little . . .)
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:icon4suk4chan:
4suk4chan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Atena rlz!! :D

Muito muito muito bom! Digno de aparecer num vaso grego! :D
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:iconsolfieri:
solfieri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Totalmente rlz!! Uma das minhas deusas favoritas. :XD: Muito obrigada pelos elogios e fave! :love:
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4suk4chan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
De nada! =) Você merece!
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bluebunnyRAFI Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Puuuxa... Repuxa... Recontrapuuuxa! (Chaves!)
Ficou o bicho, Solfi! Cores, composição... Eu adoro mitologia, seu trabalho está divino! :) Fav já! :heart:
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:iconsolfieri:
solfieri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Muito obrigada, Rafi! Mitologia é muito foda mesmo. o.ob
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:iconc85:
c85 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Participação especial minha no desenho uahSHSas :iconsoleiyyu:
show sua arte, pura perfeição(y)
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:iconsolfieri:
solfieri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Uhauhauahauahauha, sabia que vc ia se identificar! :XD:

Obrigada pelos elogios e pelo fave! =D
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fullmetalkittn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Holy crap how long did this take? :O For some reason my favorite part of it is the owl. It's a really cool pic, I hope you do well in the contest!
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:iconsolfieri:
solfieri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :love: I'm so glad you liked the owl; I looked at a lot of references for it! >.<
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Olga-Hazin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Olha o :iconc85: fazendo uma pontinha XD
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