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Artemis and the nymphs by shley77 Artemis and the nymphs by shley77
Please be informed, I am turning off comments here solely because I'm moving accounts, and this is one of my most commented on (continues to be) pieces. Thank you for all your comments! But I won't be keeping up on them anymore here :) If you want to continue to follow my work and/or fave/comment on it please go here: *doomburg
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Thanks!<3




*EDIT****** because I have been asked the same question a dozen times already.
YES I am aware there are ten nymphs instead of nine. Unfortunately, seeing as this is a pretty perfectly symmetrical image, I'm sure you all can see the issue with putting only nine nymphs, so there is a set of place-holder legs to balance out the image XD


******WHOA! Thanks for the DD guys! *O*!!!!! <3

(All in good fun guys, this assignment wasn't meant to be 100% accurate to the myth, it was meant to be a fun reinvention that's all<3)

The idea behind this project was to depict the mythical goddess artemis in a contemporary setting. artemis was the goddess of the hunt and nature (in greek art she's always depicted in a forest with a deer and occassionally dogs, but i decided to nix those) and she had nine beautiful nymphs that followed her around wherever she went, and she decided at an early age she never wanted to marry a man and wanted to be 'chaste' for the rest of her life. she also ran around shooting beautiful maiden's in the chest with arrows, and there was another myth where she, (another god in disguise) had an intimate affair with one of those nymphs.
so when i was thinking of modern day hunt, and all of these things, i decided artemis should be a pimp XDDD



this is a really new kind of thing for me. i never do designy stuff like those trees, and i rarely do such flat simple coloring, but the line drawing was so detailed i decided shading would be too much.

so enough rambling! XD

everything in this that appears any kind of sexual is purposeful, before anybody asks XD yes the candle is phallic XDDDD

and all those nymph hoes were SUPER fun to draw >D

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Given 2009-05-21
" I'm always was fascinated by mythical Greek stories,but I never thought they can be translated in such a humorous way! "

Artemis and the nymphs by ~shley77 ( Suggested by Yamatori-Chan and Featured by PurpelBlur )
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