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Endymion by Eldanis Endymion by Eldanis
This has been in progress in my sketchbook FAR too long: about a month start to finish, added to bit by bit in odd in-between moments.

Anyway. My own take on the historically oft-depicted (not so much now, it seems, apart from apparently being heavily referenced in Sailor Moon?) myth of Selene and Endymion.

I like myths that do interesting things with gender roles.
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Endymion by *Eldanis ( Featured by STelari )
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Multi-Facets Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
This is lovely. I get the feeling that Selene is reaching for Endymion very slowly, like she's afraid to rouse him even though Zeus gave him eternal sleep.
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Galhad Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Congratulation for the DD! It's very beautiful and remind to me the art of Segantini!
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grey-rat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
this is so beautiful and soft~ glowing, just like the moon^^. I love the way you create and control the light in all of your pieces.
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The-autumnwind Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very well done!
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OgNimaeb Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
This is beautiful beyond words...
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galaxywriter Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Wow! You have a lot of talent!
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Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
THis has always been my favourite greek myth:love: I love your interpretation so much!:heart: congrats on the DD :heart:
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SynesetheticSymptom Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Did you have the D'Aulaire's book of greek myths when you were a kid? I did, and I loved it more than any other book ever, and this is extremely reminiscent of that style!
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goodgirl311 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
magical
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starlingthefairy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
This is an absolutely beautiful representation of a really lovely myth; I recognised it as soon as I saw it <3
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   General Artist
I love the story and your pitcure captures it perfectly.
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Mimi-Sardinia Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is always nice when artists do takes on myths. I n this case, I went and looked at the wiki page you gave a link to and was unimpressed by the pictures there. Your work however captures modern ideals of male beauty, so the idea of the story get passed on yet again.
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
impressive detailing and execution...toning is perfect in control!
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GhostScribbler Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really Nice
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Adrith-Girika Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome ;)
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Quezy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Ohmigod. Congrats on the DD, Kaysha!
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Zellin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely art, great technic, love it all!
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Rajani-Blake Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
when i seen endymion i automatically thought sailor moon X3
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RedStarship Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I find it crazy awesome that I KNEW this was your work from the DD thumbnail! Congrats!

I always love your art! >3<
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Writer
I love this myth. I find the detail interesting that he never woke up from a beautiful dream, which turned out to be true.
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ehleesahT Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful!
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jobagjumping Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
awsome drawing ^^
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Alexisisinneed Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So does this take place before or after they have fifty daughters?
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GraphiteDoll Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
oh wow, this is gorgeous !!!
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CGShaffer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow. Great job!
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Cindyfred Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Greek myths! Great picture!
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Disneylyric Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice job. I see we agree on the position of the moon on her head.
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Mziiac Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this. I like the clean lines and the overall style.
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NeddieDavid Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god this is beautiful. I love the lines and their such fluid poses and pretty much everything.

Gorgeous, gorgeous! :heart:
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pygmynoodles Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I love how soft and rounded everything is. And that crosshatching must have been a pain. Really fantastic work, congrats on the DD! :'D
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SonicMasterHero Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
:)
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shinedust Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
This has always been one of my favorite myths and she has always been one of my favorite Goddesses. I love that their daughters are considered the phases of the moon too, that without this union there would only be a whole moon every night or no moon at all (when she left the sky to weep). As for the image itself I think what I love most is how she's gripping the sky, I kind of wish the sky and her dress weren't connected just because of who she is--but that's a personal kink and doesn't take anything away. :)

& Yes! I love that Sailor Moon used Selene and Endymion for the love story, actually many Greek and Japanese deities were used to help mold the senshi. It's seen more clearly in the outer senshi (Pluto, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus). Random bit of information lol. :heart:
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Seasonstar Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of the origin of vampires as told by the Greeks.
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bloodyfountain Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
How sweet...
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Cherimoya-chan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I always loved this story! His face looks so pretty and pure <3
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Silly-Sphere Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I was first aware of this lovely myth through the Daughters of the Moon book series. I love your take on it and their expressions. Wonderful job!
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Clare-Dragonfly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Lovely! And the sheep is adorable.
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Lisa-Annabell Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Iīm happy to admit that I donīt refer this myth to Sailor Moon but heavily to Dan Simmons novel and the text of poet John Keats, both called Endymion. Lovely picture, I like the stillness of this scene.
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fictograph Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Congrats on the DD!
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Oscarliima Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting I like your drawing.
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SaitoGaika Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow amazing :o
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Silencelabyrinth Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Oh beautiful. I love what you did with her dress, it makes the night look like water :3
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VanderlyleBaby Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! I love your technique and the lovely curves that just sweep you around the image and draw you in. Congrats on a well-deserved DD!
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tursiops33 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really nice, lovely even!
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RZ1C Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
This is beautiful!
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MagnesiumFlorist Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So pretty!
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CarolynnaAbrantes Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazing
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Batiemily Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Cada detalle de este dibujo es muy hermoso, me encanta la oveja!

This is so beautiful!
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DracoThunderwings Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Oh, it's so beautiful. I don't have words to describe it.
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