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.Gods I - Mars Venus Neptune. by thechaosproject .Gods I - Mars Venus Neptune. by thechaosproject
inspired by Gustav Holst's 'The Planets'

i'm really into mythology, especially the Roman Gods. i wanted to do a picture kinda depicting how i thought
they looked. i originally wanted to do Jupiter instead of Neptune, one because he's cooler, and two because
the song is better. but one thing that made it harder on me was that i pictured Jupiter to be a girl because they're
the Bringer of Jollity. but Jupiter is actually an old crusty man (Zeus in Greek mythology), and i don't draw old men -.-
so instead of Jupiter being the girl I changed it to Venus. then did Neptune because he's just as cool XD

for any of you Greek mythology people out there, you'll notice that i not only did the Roman Gods, but dropped in
a few little hints of Greek symbolism with them ^^ ZomgSUBLIMINALMESSAGESlykewtf. i'll give you a cookie if you
can point them out, but no cheating.

Jupiter and Mars are definitely my favorite out of the 7 songs (only 7 on the CD since Uranus and Pluto weren't discovered while
Holst was still alive x_X). 'Mars the Bringer of War' was what inspired John Williams' Imperial March in Star Wars for all you
movie fans. so give credit where credit is due losers.

from left to right:

+Mars, the Bringer of War / Ares
+ Venus, the Bringer of Peace / Aphrodite
+ Neptune, the Mystic / Poseidon


brushes from
image (c) moi, so NO STEALING

[Edit]: fixed a few things. sorry for the quick spam >.>
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MuttInkDreams Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Student General Artist
hey this is really cool chaos!! ur people are getting better ^^ and I like the brushes you used--very nifty ^^
Neptune's eye is hypnotizing..
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ravenspade Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005   Digital Artist
This looks amazing! Neptune's definitely my favourite. His colouring is the shizznit! <3 <3
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thechaosproject Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005
i'm glad you like it ^^ i'm proud of how his eyes came out. probably my favorite out of the 3 mostly because his eye actually looks
like a decent anime eye, and well, it's purple X3
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Sargon-The-Dark Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005  Professional Filmographer
male. female. PITCHFORK.

hahahaha xD

wow i love this chaos, you did a great job depicting them. Neptune is my favorite. He looks so emoly delicious. I love mythology too man, but i mainly play with my gods and goddesses.

*stares* wonderful perspective on nep's arm. Looks perfect. Love Venus' expression and playful atittude, but those little wing things look like they would go better on mercury....right? :S ahhhhh. i'm so blind. help me with the symoblism so i can ooh and ahh on it :D

great wonderousness as always. :snuggle:
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thechaosproject Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005
teehee thankies :3 :heart:

yeah you're right, i think the wings would have been better on Mercury, but i couldn't think of anything else. i WAS gonna do something
mirror-related for Venus because she's usually depicted with a mirror, but couldn't think of anything creative x_X

one symbolic part is Mars - in Roman myth he was the Bringer of War, and in Greek myth he was Ares. and as most people know, Aries
the ram came from Ares, the God, so i gave him horns ^^ and Neptune is Poseidon in Greek myth and he's got a triton for a weapon so i gave
him a triton tattoo XD
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Sargon-The-Dark Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Professional Filmographer
they look good on her, just they reminded me isntantly of mercury. :D she looks great.

YES! go chaos and symbolism! <3
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hunterbahamut Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005   Digital Artist
Heh, I was beginning to think I was the only one that listened to 'The Planets'.
Looks great, really nice interpretations of the figures, nice work on the designs and the colors.
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shoelesswandere Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
These are all really well coloured, but I can see a few facial antomy errors. On the first one, the nose looks like it's protruding out of the forehead. I would suggest you make that smaller. On Venus the face is a little too wide for the neck, I'd suggest swimming that down. On Neptune, the forehead looks very unnatural, I think you need to stretch that out.

I must say your hands look FANTASTIC though. Gah, I wish I could draw hands as well as you do.
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thechaosproject Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005
yeah, there's a reason i don't draw people too much x_X i actually fixed Neptune's forehead a bit from what it was
originally (someone commented about it) he looked like he HAD no forehead, so yeah. for the hands i actually looked
at a few of my mangas, Mars mostly (Neptune's hands are from the 11th volume teehee :3 ) it boosts my confidence to hear
that because i am otherwise terrible at hands ^^
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artotaku Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
you ah forgot neptune's forehead. don't worry i used to do that too. You just have to remember to leave space above the eyes.
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