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Monday, November 14, 2011

How to paint an ancient goddess

You could see my Greek goddesses on Friday so I decided to draw another Greek goddess for a tutorial over at The Butterfly Effect.

This is Iris. She is a messanger of the gods and the goddess of rainbow. She is also know as the goddess of sea and sky and is represented as supplying the clouds with the water needed to flood the world, consistent with her identification with the rainbow.

There are 8 steps to drawing an ancient goddess and 7 of them happen before you actually start to draw. :) If you want to know what they are, you know where to go.

Linking to the Artists in Blogland as well.


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19 comments:

  1. She's gorgeous! LOVE Greek Goddesses, and you do such a wonderful job. :o) Donna

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  2. Iris is gorgeous, loving the pure white on white & then the burst of colours, fantastic Natasha :)

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  3. I think she's my favorite goddess so far--although they're all lovely. I'm going to check out your video....

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  4. Oh wow I think I want to make something like this too she is wonderful!
    ManonX

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  5. Iris is so beautiful with lovely clean lines. Simple but very effective.

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  6. Such a pretty goddess :D XXX

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  7. I'm enjoying your goddess series! especially love your Athena one :-)

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  8. Makes you wonder, doesn't it...what our "goddeess thing" would be if we were to be described and drawn?
    No, you didn't wonder that?
    Just me, then...haha!

    I really like this one....her rainbow colored staff is perfect :)

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  9. Delicious, sweet ... Nice paint,

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  10. :))

    i so enjoyed the butterfly effect post that you put up. i really liked the 'pre-emptive' steps.

    you are wonderful.
    xxa

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  11. Adorable goddess, love her posture. And that rainbow staff looks awesome! I imagine her swinging it like a brush across the sky to paint a rainbow~

    // -T.W-

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  12. I hadn't ever heard about Iris before, I love what she represents! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

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  13. natasa!
    this came up in google on the first page when i typed in ancient goddesses.

    !!!

    cool.
    xxa

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  14. I'm enjoying reading about Greek mythology as it has been years since I studied it in school but so enjoyed it then; love Hera below, must be the peacock feathers behind her as I am drawn to color recently.

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  15. All the goddesses are really great. I love the write-up on Athena, Hera and Nike (let's definitely call her Victoria since those sneaker people stole her name). Iris is really great, too, but a bit softer (pastels?) She has a lovely expression on her face and I love the dress and scepter.

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