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A remake of a sketch i did back in 2009 of the Greek goddess Athena. I changed a few things (hopefully for the better :D ) especially the composition as it is meant for bookmarks. I also tried a new technique for the background this time, mixing the colours directly on the paper but it didn't seem to work that well or as i had expected so any hints/suggestions regarding this technique would be appreciated. :)

Watercolours, pencils and white acrylic.
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:iconapplesara:
AppleSara Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  New member
Classical but I love that ! 
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lulas2698 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
simply amazing love all your paintings realy every on of them!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ninjacatrocks Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE IT!
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CammieC Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No words. She's beautiful!!
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gyaruino Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh. My. Goddess. I love this!
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Cynthia0622 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Your work's just awesome!!! I love it. But I always think Athena as a blonde, just like Annabeth.
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MousaCalliope Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is too awesome!!!!! No suggestions
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ForthStarStudio Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I love the style you have drawn her in and the new technique you used is really good and inspiring! Think I might try it, I never thought of that before! So simple! :}
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BouncyBlueBooks Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Wow!! This looks really good! Athena is one of my favorite greek godessess and I love the way you cature the goddess/owl/background...well EVERYTHING!!!
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dheawidya Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Genius! Can you drawing about Dramione please? You can google it. Please, I really need your help.
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful job all around, I think you nailed her! Love the detail!
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EmillySilva Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
MOM! is beautiful..
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:icontigerli-ly:
tigerli-ly Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing how you actually included everything about the goddess! Her face is perfect for the goddess of wisdom!
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TinyAngel21 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... now words.. just wow. Absolutely stunning work
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i-valkyrie Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
awesome pic, what was she the goddess of wisdom, war or hunting?
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disneygirl100 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Athena seems to have this look in her eyes that says "I am contemplating killing you at this moment so please continue to bore me to death . . . I love it.
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Sophiendil Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Noble.
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Adork4cartooncouples Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome~!!!! X3
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SeraphimEarl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How can you smoothen (?) the white acrylic? I'm having a hard time with that part.

Your art is wonderful.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
With a quite wet brush and only a bit of acrylic. ;)

Thanks again for your compliment on my work. :)
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Lord-Radian Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely i love it, the armor and stuff .:)
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eponymy91 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
This is the most beautiful and appropriate rendition of Athena I've ever seen in pictures. Everything else makes her look either too severe or slutty (which makes no sense at all). This, though, is perfect. Thank you - would you mind if I printed it out and put it up on my wall?
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LordoftheWolfDale Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
this is fantastic, just a nitpick though is that athena was blonde, many of the gods were, along with almost all of the greek heroes
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Nimrodele Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the owl O.O (sorry, love Athena too but i'm a fan of bird ^^ :p)
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Poison-r0se Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmelzika:
melzika Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
This is amazing! Athena is my favorite greek goddess.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Then i'm glad you liked it. :) Thanks for your comment!
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melzika Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
You're welcome! :meow:
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Elizelda Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh wow, this is stunning! I love her eyes shaded by the helmet and the owl on her shoulder.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you, i'm very glad you liked that. :)
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SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
This beautiful picture has been linked to in the True-Amazons blog: [link] Thanks! :)
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
That's a lovely collection and thanks for your message but i can't seem to find my picture among them.
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SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Sometimes not all of the links load for some reason. :(
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Yura-chan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011   General Artist
lovely
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FaithHopeAndLOVE Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student General Artist
The Goddess of Wisdom! :D Awesome; beautiful...:love:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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FaithHopeAndLOVE Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome^^
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LilMissPhilippines Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Artist
this is one of the best drawing of my favorite goddess. im so glad i typed athena in the searchbar. FANTABULOUS!!!
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D Glad you liked it.
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LilMissPhilippines Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Artist
no problem!!
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TserraG Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, you managed to make a hot, yet dignified and still totally canonically awesome Athena! Most attempts at this end in a cheesy, garish super model in fantasy armor, maybe a toga and a spear thrown in. And the non-cheesy versions are usually just some chick with a bland face wearing armor- not at all how I imagine one of the three most beautiful Goddesses in Olympus! But your rendition is exactly what I think of when I think Athena so kudos to you.
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, your comment made my day. I did a little research, especially for the clothes and armour so it's great to hear my version is appreciated and that she looks dignified without being boring. :)
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TserraG Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. Also, I just have to say, the color and shading and the tree in the background and everything are all just amazing. Definitely the best Athena overall I've seen on the site!
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks again!
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enteringmymind Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome Athena!!!:)
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oanaaaaaaa Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Photographer
:)
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lou2209 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
She's beautiful! Really lovely work C:
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CJ-DB Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
great job :love:
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Fey-R Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love it! Looks really natural :)
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
That's good, thank you! :)
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