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Classic style Minerva

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:35 pm
by Octavia Aurelia Fulva
Salvete!

Even when I prefer other style, I recently tried to emulate classical style using water colours and black ink for an Athene/Minerva for a friend. It was new for me, as I normally use digital painting, so wanted to share it here.

Maybe in a future will try a better version but for now, here it.

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Valete,

N.Octavia Saturnina

Re: Classic style Minerva

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:42 pm
by Gaius Curtius Philo
This is gorgeous! If you have other similar artwork please post! Loved it

Re: Classic style Minerva

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:49 pm
by Numerius Antonius Paullus
Minerva speaks to me on a deep level. This peice of work is amazing!

Re: Classic style Minerva

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:16 am
by Publius Sallustius Quadratus
Beautiful work! I love it! I hope you make more!

Re: Classic style Minerva

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:09 pm
by Gaius Florius Lupus
Wow, amazing! I like the classical style that you used. This is how it is supposed to be!

Is there a particular reason for the Vergina Sun on the aegis of Minerva instead of the traditional Medusa head?

Re: Classic style Minerva

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:08 am
by Octavia Aurelia Fulva
Salvete!

First of all, please allow me to thank you all for your kind words , I was a bir unsure id would be "fitting" but you just gave me the courage to try more! I just arrived today to Rome and I plan go tomorrow to a photo hunting and take my drawing tools for the visit of the Vestals house (it sounds a bit too stupid, but who knows? Inspiration is everywhere!

Gaius Florius Lupus wrote:Is there a particular reason for the Vergina Sun on the aegis of Minerva instead of the traditional Medusa head?


The reason is, my friend follows the helenism/greek polytheism and the Vergina sun had been found in so many images... checking some references I found this post http://hellenicperiod.blogspot.it/2011/02/sun-of-vergina-sun-of-greeks.html
There are two images of the Goddess Athene from 4th century that got the sun in her shield. I found it very meaninful, at least my grandfather used to say "to be a kind person, the knowledge has to be your guiding light and your solid shield"

Mostly, that's why. :)

I'm also open to suggestions, just I would to keep the classic style; there are amazing versions of the Roman and Greek classic Gods created with artistic skills and technics but, forgive me to say, they look unreal to me, to the point that are closer to videogame characters (as they already are!) that something that could bring back any references of the time they are coming from.

And again, one thousand thanks for your kindness!

Valete!

N. Octavia Saturnina.

Re: Classic style Minerva

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:56 am
by Gaius Curtius Philo
There are two Gods that I would be very interested to see your take on: Volcanus and Venus. If you ever make one of those two Id be very happy! ^^

Re: Classic style Minerva

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:17 pm
by Octavia Aurelia Fulva
Gaius Aurelius Victor wrote:There are two Gods that I would be very interested to see your take on: Volcanus and Venus. If you ever make one of those two Id be very happy! ^^


I will return to Spain this "Saturnday" and will begin to work on it! If the result pleases you I will mail you the original :)

Re: Classic style Minerva

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:57 pm
by Lucius Metilius Niger
Magnifique !

Re: Classic style Minerva

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:43 pm
by Gaius Curtius Philo
Numeria Octavia Saturnina wrote:
Gaius Aurelius Victor wrote:There are two Gods that I would be very interested to see your take on: Volcanus and Venus. If you ever make one of those two Id be very happy! ^^


I will return to Spain this "Saturnday" and will begin to work on it! If the result pleases you I will mail you the original :)


Wow! Thank you very much! :D