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Athena Sketch by Achen089 Athena Sketch by Achen089
A couple of days ago i was reading some bedtime stories to my little brother,they were about the Greek gods and i was surprised that despite being greek and named after one i had never drawn any myself.And i used to love greek mythology!

So i drew the one i was named after,Athena,Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War,knowledge and logic,strategy and heroic endeavour.Olive tree is one of her symbols (hence the lulzy olive leaves xD) and so is the Parthenon (also lulzy sketchy attempt in the background).I think my attempt on Medusa's head is also funny-looking,she's like D8<


But well,this only a sketch,a (hopefully better looking) coloured version will be done soon.
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:icontinyangel21:
TinyAngel21 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in love with this. would make a fantastic tattoo :)
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Disagreeabl13 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
I'm begging you to let me use this as a tattoo. I was looking up images of athena and came across this and its perfect. its subtle and so beautiful and strong. Please! *begs*
-Jessi
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
You can send me an email to get information about using this for a tattoo. :) Thank you.
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2ndtoOne Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I like it!
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xxmoridenxx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Student General Artist
this is a good drawing, i want to see more of ur work
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oohhathena Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
i love it!! Im also Greek & my name is Athena. Ive been looking for ideas of my next tattoo. The goddess Athena..and this is perfect! Great Job!!
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oohhathena Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
I Love it! im looking for ideas for my next tattoo and this one is perfect! Since im also Greek & named Athena
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010   Traditional Artist
Χαίρομαι που σου άρεσε τοτε - αλλα θα το εκτιμούσα αν ζητούσες την άδεια μου πρώτα για να το χρησιμοποιήσεις για οτιδήποτε μπορεί να θέλεις.
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Deorse Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, the lack of extra detail makes it easy for me to concentrate on the main subject (that is a complement). Very nice penciling job.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much,that was an interesting point of view. :)
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:icondeorse:
Deorse Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I couldn't think of anything better to say.
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cherchen99 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol
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dan22tank Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Hello. I was searching for Athena images online because I am thinking about getting a tattoo of Athena and I came across your artwork on the deviantart site. I wanted to ask you if you would be ok with me using your image for a tattoo? Also, do you have any other completed or alternative images of the Athena sketch that I could see to help finalize the tattoo? The sketch is simply the most beautiful thing I have found, and I would be delighted to use it for my tattoo. Just let me know :) Thanks in advance
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
Hello and sorry for my late reply. :)
First of all,i'm very glad to hear you liked my sketch,let alone liking it enough to use it for a tattoo.
I unfortunatelly have left it aside though but i might have a couple images of it,in which i've done a few more things.I could email them to you if that'd be of help or i am open to be commissioned to do a completed piece.In either case,i would kindly ask in return that you'll keep it for your private use only.Also,if you get it done,i would love to see a photo of the final tattoo.
I apologize again for my late reply and i thank you very much for asking.
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dan22tank Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Sorry for my even later reply. I went ahead with the above sketch for my tattoo and it turned out stunning. I get compliments ALL the time. I used the sketch only for my private use (for the tat). I hope you do not mind. I would love to show you a picture how it turned out. I also wanted to know if you would maybe be open to sketching something else for me, I think your work is stunning. I created an account on this site for the sole purpose of trying to get in touch with you, and I'm not sure how it all works. But lets see if we could possibly exchange email address ... I could send you a pic through email and possible talk about another sketch.
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
Oh,i'm sorry for having put you in all that trouble.I know Deviantart can be confusing (even after 3 years) so please feel free to email me at athina089@yahoo.gr if that's easier for you - i would very much like (i'd be excited in fact!) to see the tattoo,i'm so glad to hear you're happy with it. :)

As for another sketch,here is my commission information [link] ,if you're further interested let me know in your email.

Looking forward to see the tattoo,thanks for sharing!
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:icondan22tank:
dan22tank Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
I sent you an email to the above account this morning. My email address is danielwking87@yahoo.com
keep an eye out for it, if you don't receive it send me a quick email and i'll reply :)
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
Hello,i received your email and will get back to you soon. :)
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:icondan22tank:
dan22tank Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
still have not herd from you ... if you can't or are not interested in completing a sketch for me please just let me know. I am anxious about getting my next tattoo :)
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iaiusjello Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
!

Wow, this is magnificent. It's the best--or one of the best--drawing of Athena I've seen on here!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
Oh,wow,thank you very much,that's quite a compliment! :)
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:iconiaiusjello:
iaiusjello Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
You're very welcome. The description says that you were going to make a colored version--is that still in the works? :)
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
Ah,yes though i'm afraid it's been left aside for a while.. :hmm:
Still,i appreciate your interest,it's very flattering. :)
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iaiusjello Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Oh, certainly. Μέγα φιλῶ Ἀθηνᾶν, so I'm quite interested. I don't know if this is a lot to ask, but could you send me a message should you ever complete a colored version. Thanks. :)
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
Why yes,i'll sure keep it in mind! :nod:
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:iconiaiusjello:
iaiusjello Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
I came back here again after perusing some of my favorites, and am again struck by the beauty of this piece. Have you worked on it anymore in the past few months?

If not, would you be open to working out a commission, maybe?
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
Hey,i'm very pleased to hear about your interest in this drawing.I haven't worked on it lately but there is some progress since this sketch - i just didn't post it.Would you like me to email you the drawing as it is now?

And what kind of commission would you be interested in?
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:iconthaleiafantasy:
ThaleiaFantasy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Student Filmographer
Athena, my favourite goddess. Great depiction. Wonderful artwork, as usual. ^^
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
Your comment means a lot. :) Thank you very much!
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ThaleiaFantasy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Student Filmographer
You're welcome. ^^
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Pencil-Person Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Not Good!?!?!?!
This is awsome, I wish i could sketch like that.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
Oh,thank you very much! :blushes:
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PaleFear Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
That is amazing
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconi-luv-moony:
I-luv-Moony Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! that's beautiful :heart: simply stunning :heart:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
Oh,thank you sooo much,i'm really glad you liked this!So nice having your lovely comments again X3
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:iconi-luv-moony:
I-luv-Moony Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I'll try my best to comment more on your work :hug:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
Aww..your comments will always be more than welcome. :hug:
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Avatar013 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Oh!! How pretty!:D You're name';s Athena? You're so lucky.:giggle: I used to read books like that.^_^

And I really like the sketch here. Very detailed, the profile looks very neat and the design on the shield is rather frightening(making it realistic);

Nie job.^_^
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
Yup,that's my name :D
Thanks for your nice comment and fave!
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Undeadgoth Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Ei! H Agaphmenh moy Thea! :)
Perimenw na dw pws tha to poxwrhseis!! :D
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
E mias kai einai kai agapimeni 8a prospa8isw oso kalutera! :D lol
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HadaMorgana Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Wooow, another of my pasions the Greek myths! Athenea is one of my favourites, cos althought she is the War Godness, is also a wise woman whose words lead us for the right way.

And... Yep, can't be missing in your gallery a portrait of your Goodness!

I like her serious face, cos it comunicates respect and power to her people and, at the same time, her pose is telling us that we don't try to attack her people, cos she is already to defend them.

Great work, again! :love:
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009   Traditional Artist
Oh,dear i always love your detailed and thoughtful comments! :heart:
I'm really glad if you can tell all those things from her pose,her face..I think i did them subconciously though,but they're definatelly like this because of what i know about her personality so your comment makes me really happy!
Thank you!
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HadaMorgana Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
My pleasure, dear... I would like to say more about your works, but... my vocabulary is limited! hahahah...

:love:
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Leochi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Oh, that's wonderful!

Wasn't Athena supposed to have an owl too? She's my favourite Goddess, I've always loved her.
Looking forward to the coloured version. :heart:
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009   Traditional Artist
Yes she did!An owl representing wisdom. :nod:

Though i wasn't sure about putting that too,i barely draw animals and i don't know how it would look. :D

I'll change some things before inking and colouring though,so i might give it a try.
Thank you for your comment! :heart:
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Leochi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Oh, there are plenty of lovely photos of owls here on DA. ;)

So looking forward to your coloured version. I'm sure it will look fabulous! :heart:
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
I changed the sketch a bit and added an owl.I'm not sure about how the owl looks :D but i think the drawing looks better as a whole,more balanced.So thanks for the suggestion - all your suggestions and comments are welcome,they've proved to be really helpful. ;)
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Leochi Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
:hug: You're welcome to my comments (and suggestions as long as you request them! ;))

I've been looking at your drawing very attentively, but I must say that I didn't find any owls, :(

But I hope you'll upload your new pic some time in the future? Or maybe even post the coloured version? I'm very much looking forward to it.

And again, my compliments on the delicacy of your pencil stroke! :heart:
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