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Athena with Owl WIP by bebesdupoire Athena with Owl WIP by bebesdupoire
using GIMP

this is a WIP that has me a bit frusterated. for one thing, i'm unsure whether i should shade each color independently or whether i should do a more complex cell shading technique.

then, it's the owl. holy cow. i have to color this owl!
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LordessSkadi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I mean look at all those details! :love:

The lines are clean and I adoore the owl! :3
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bebesdupoire Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you, thank you! :heart:

you are making me excited to do the shading. !!!
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LordessSkadi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait to see the finished drawing! :)
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She has earrings!!! They make her looks so pretty! 
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can add Greek collumns in the back if you want but oh man this will look magnificent once you shade it! Do it! Do it! If I were you I would experiment with complex cell shading. AND OMG, there is such a beautiful pattern on her aegis. What inspired you to draw this? Why am I typing so fast? This is amazing. AH. 
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bebesdupoire Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
when i drew athena as a warrior, i knew i also wanted to draw her in a gown. (i think next i will try her in a flowing gown and with a more feminine pose.) i have been putzing around these last few days thinking about *what* to draw (and avoiding drawing), then i knew i should draw athena again, as i had planned.

since i posted this i have been coloring the owl. it is not coming out as awful as i anticipated!

so, then, it is settled. i will go with cell shading using different variants of grey and of light. i think i intimidated myself by drawing something that, in my mind, requires so much shading, but, hopefully, it will turn out good. :)

i'm glad you like her earrings. :D

and i used a picture of an ancient medusa shield as a reference which is why the face looks rather unrealistic. :)
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^_^ Just remember, with Athena, you can never go wrong! Good luck! I'm looking forward to this. 
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD THIS IS THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. The owl looks so cool with the wings bent and there are beautiful ripples in her dress and :O is that Medusa's head on her shield omfg omfghsfdjk. 
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