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Calliope by theperian Calliope by theperian
Like a parent, I would feel guilty and traitorous if I were to pick a favourite. But this one came out exactly as I had it planned, and scanned cleanly - border and all. So I'm happy!

She is Calliope, Muse of Epics. Or, as I called her in my head during painting, 'The MUSE OF POMPEII!' (Inside joke, long story, though those are the streets of the ancient earthquake-and-volcano beleaguered city in the background). And I haven't forgotten her tablet. It's shattered on the paving stones. The word 'Epics' put me in a rather melodramatic mood.

I hope you enjoy it!

Many thanks to :iconfaestock: for the gorgeous reference image which I would have found an excuse to use, even if I didn't already have this picture in mind; and to :iconcleo-101-stock: for the perfect snapshot of my favourite uninhabited city of Roman antiquity to work from.

2013, mixed media (Schmincke watercolour, Pentel technica black and white gel inks, Prismacolor coloured pencils) on watercolour paper.

More Muses:

Thalia by theperian Terpsichore by theperian Polyhymnia by theperian Urania by theperian Melpomene by theperian

EDIT: 5/17/2013 BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT, EVER! Thank you soooo much for the Daily Deviation! I am thrilled and honoured! Massive group hugs. :hug:

Limited-edition, archival-quality prints of this painting are available on Etsy.
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Calliope by *theperian ( Suggested by wondering-souls and Featured by deshrubber )
:iconadam-walker:
Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014   Writer
Beautiful.
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:iconsundersart23:
sundersart23 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice done, i like the white highlight on the face,as the figure turns toward the viewer, great detail on the dress , it keeps all its complexity despite being in shadow.
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:iconsakpalamey:
sakpalamey Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beauty is in detail. Good work!
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:iconbimbo90:
bimbo90 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
finally my birth name starts getting famous...:D
a wonderful drawing...all of them...!!!
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:icondevilfire-dragon:
Devilfire-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
(( OCC/Admin: I love the drawing of the background and its woven texture. It looks like a creepy yet very exciting place to explore. :D )) 
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LillyLoLigresse Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its absolutely beautiful… :D Something you could look at for a long time yet keep finding new things to love about it. Well deserved DD!! Congrats! :D
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:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!
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:iconturquoisesubmarine:
TurquoiseSubmarine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This must be my favorite from your current gallery too! Such atmosphere and color! la in love 
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:iconopalescent-dragonfly:
Opalescent-Dragonfly Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love the colors, the lighting, and the Celtic knotwork on the border! Beautiful!  Pixel Rose
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconsango-of-the-usa:
Sango-of-the-USA Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I love the detail work! That border is totally gorgeous!
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconsamenigmat:
SamenigmaT Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Gorgeous.
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
gorgeous work and a well-deserved DD! :thumbsup:
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
you're absolutely welcome! :)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional
sweet job
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :love:
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XXtraPrince Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Very worthy of a Daily Deviation! Management is careful to point out that it is not an award, but you ask any deviant: "Would you rather get a D/D or not get one?" Congratulations!
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
beautiful use of color, I really like the dress. congrats on the DD
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconalter-ipse-amicus:
alter-ipse-amicus Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Marvellous piece of work, the monochrome works great for this pic.
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconlydeablaze:
LydeaBlaze Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant work :)
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Lovely work! :heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::blowkiss::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconsouthernscribe:
SouthernScribe Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Every detail is flawless: the texturing and shadowing of her skin, the position of her hand, facial expression, the detailing of the cobbled street and sidewalk, and the coloring is magical. Absolutely spectacular
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:iconvisualpoetress:
VisualPoetress Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Very gorgeous :) I love the colors and vibrancy :)
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconedenablujul:
EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very in tune with your description!!
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:love:
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:iconcanveysue:
CanveySue Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconsrcpcsoha:
srcpcsoha Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD!
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconsrcpcsoha:
srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome! :)
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:iconerdemten:
erdemten Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Photographer
[link] look
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ArielRGH Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Daily F***ing Deviation Chandra! Congratulations! :clap:
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I KNOW! Aaaaah! Sorry. I'm terribly excited. I've been logged in to my stock account for a few weeks, so I didn't even know until today. Thank you so much, and thanks for all of the support and comments over the years. Right, I'm off to do a happy dance... :D
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flow-hamen Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Magnifique!
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconphoenixdestruction:
PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
This is an outstanding feature to the community :huggle:. Well done!
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconphoenixdestruction:
PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
No probs. :huggle:
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