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Erato by theperian Erato by theperian
Yes, I do plan on finishing the series I start. Sometimes it takes a year or two. ;)

This is Erato, Muse of love poetry. I tried to make her a counterpart to the muse of epic poetry, Calliope (in the red, below): the former light, fragile, all water and air; the latter stalwart, sombre, a muse of fire and stone. The verse embroidered along her hem is from a love poem by Sappho (I hope - I don't read Greek, so I'm relying on university websites for honesty).

Still deliberating over the hair. I wanted to make it pale, but it feels a bit too pasty. Hmm. That's the nice thing about light colours. If I change my mind, I can go in and alter it later.

Calliope by theperian Thalia by theperian Polyhymnia by theperian Urania by theperian Melpomene by theperian Euterpe by theperian

Many thanks for reference stock to :iconavestra-stock: for the seagulls and :iconstock-foto-graf-hi: for the superb model image.

First work of 2014 - mixed media (watercolour, ink, coloured pencil.)



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Oh, my goodness! Thank you so much to Sylwia Telari for suggesting this one for a DD, and Jane Beata for featuring it! :hugs: Thank you, thank you, thank you. I'm deeply honoured, and so proud of my poetry twins (Erato and Calliope) who both now have one to their name. I can't say it enough - Thank you!
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Breathtaking illustration of Erato, muse of love poetry, from theperian ( Suggested by STelari and Featured by jane-beata )
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theperian Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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:iconangie-pictures:
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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theperian Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! :heart:
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:iconangie-pictures:
It's my pleasure! :)

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:iconcyzygy:
The seagull motif makes this image, for me. And windblown seems to fit love poetry oddly well!
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theperian Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I've always enjoyed a seagull motif. Something by Alan Lee comes to mind at the thought. :love:
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:icondemoniquealma:
It's amazing! the pose the colors I think the hair is fine it looks like part of the style of the picture the only thing that stands a bit different from the art is the birds they look a bit faded to me.
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theperian Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I've been trying with all of the muses to keep the 'other' elements soft and indefinite, emphasizing that is the muse, or the idea, itself that has the greatest clarity. A sort of visual representation of having a flash of inspiration, if that makes sense. :)

Many thanks! :heart:
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:icondemoniquealma:
Ooo That's a very interesting reason I greatly withdraw my comment then!

Your very welcome.^_^
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