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Perseus and Andromeda by Himmapaan Perseus and Andromeda by Himmapaan
*N.B. Please read the description through (including the one in the linked rough) before rebuking my mythological information. Thank you!

Final colour piece (at long last) of this rough: [link]
Sample illustration for Templar Publishing.

Pen & ink and watercolour, 210 x 297 mm.
2008

Scanned for me by the wonderful ~slightlytriangle from a colour photocopy.

I scribbled a little Conté crayon over some areas of the sky and used some of it for the reflected lightning in the clouds - sadly, the copy has made this rather harsher and grainier than it actually is in the original.

Sharp eyed observers will not only notice the slight change in the background rocks for a better composition. The art director at Templar (a UK publisher) reminded me of the strangely prudish attitude of American children's publishers (just as a matter of course, in the event that co-editions might arise), who would be sure to balk at even the kind of chaste nudity with which Andromeda is here depicted (incidentally, I much prefer her in the rough as a better drawing), so more hair had to be strategically blown to cover her one visible breast. They would even go so far as to find discomfort in Pegasus' genitalia (I kid you not). As there was no way I could cover this, however, I simply had to avoid drawing it altogether.

For an idea of the in-progress work on this, please see the bottom of this journal entry: [link]

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*Though not originally conceived for it, this deviation is eligible and has therefore been entered into ~Flynn-the-cat's competition on the theme of 'Flight' (a wonderfully versatile theme - details in Flynn's journal). Call it an incidental entry, if you will.

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**If viewers wish to see this even larger for details (though I think this is just about comfortable viewing), this can be edited. Please let me know.
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fanitsafantasy Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
NIce work!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Your work has been featured here [link] Please, :+favlove: the article if you like it, so that more people can see it :)
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Love2FlyLikeMaxRide Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool.
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a very nice illustration here! The outlines are lovely as well as the colors and composition. Keep up the amazing work! :)
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GoldenGirls Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
I simply can't get over how gorgeous your sea is :love: And I love the hot colours on the horizon. Gaaaahhhhh :heart:
xxxx
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greenfroggies Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   General Artist
Hi, this piece is included in a News article I posted showcasing some of my favourite traditional artists on DA. Please do check the article out at [link] to see some other traditional artists, and please do give it a thumbs up so more people see it. Thanks, Claire :)
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Well geez. I could stare at this for a while the colors are so amazing
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Manweri Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student General Artist
This is fantastic! The level of detail is - like in all of your pictures - very impressive, and I love how you paint your pictures traditionally. Everything looks beautiful, though I think I like Pegasus the most. The wings are so well done! :)
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FleurduFeu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
this is amazingly beautiful
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sekhmet-the-flame Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Hello!

I like very much what you do! I submitted that piece of art to my new group :iconart-collection: hoping you'll agree. :aww:
Of course, you are welcome to join that group, which aim's is to collect beautiful (and only beautiful) digi and tradi drawings.

Have a nice day!
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