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Daphne by Luriel Daphne by Luriel
Daphne and Apollo
Probably one of the saddest "love" story in the whole greek mythology. I wanted to capture the dynamic and give more weight to their expressions/feelings. I wanted to show a side from Daphne that shows her true feelings even though she got hit by Cupid's arrow.

Tools: Watercolor

There are canvas prints left, contact me if you want to know more! :)
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:iconsheep-in-the-moon:
Sheep-in-the-moon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!!! <3 :love:
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:iconshiranova:
Shiranova Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016   General Artist
Ich musste die Geschichte aus Ovids Metamorphosen übersetzten und richtig traurig kam sie mir nie vor, da Daphne ja nur Hass und Angst empfand. Apollo schien mir dabei eher wie ein perverser Stalker, aber man kann die Geschichte wohl auch auf diese Weise interpretieren. X'D
Das Bild ist auf jeden Fall sehr schön geworden! Freut mich, wieder mal was von dir zu sehen! <:
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:iconluriel:
Luriel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das ist das Schöne an der Interpretationsfreiheit, gell?
Danke! Ich häng ja eher auf FB rum, wollte den Acc hier ein bisschen entstauben...
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:iconshiranova:
Shiranova Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016   General Artist
Bitte! Haha, alle Schweizer sind in den Fängen Facebooks gefangen! X'D
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:iconfelisy:
Felisy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Very pretty! I like her facial expression and her pose.
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IceKeys-Love Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this. I love the art, I love the expressions, and I love the story as well, so that makes me love this all over again! :D Amazing job!
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:iconswim4free:
swim4free Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Does she turn into a tree?
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:icontigerwarrior13:
Tigerwarrior13 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, she did. Do you want me to spoil the story?
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:iconswim4free:
swim4free Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Yes. Please.
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Tigerwarrior13 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So Apollo chases after Daphne because he's in love with her. She runs to the river where her father, the river god Laden, dwells. He heard her cries as she came closer to the shores. The moment her feet touched the riverbank, her father changed her into a Laurel tree just as Apollo came. He could still hear her heart beating. After that, he took the leaves and made them into a crown in which today the Olympians wear today as they win gold medals.

You can read more about the story. :)
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:iconswim4free:
swim4free Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
Oh that's so sad. 😭
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:icontigerwarrior13:
Tigerwarrior13 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, ikr?
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:iconswim4free:
swim4free Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
Wait. Did that really happen
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:icontigerwarrior13:
Tigerwarrior13 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What?
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:iconswim4free:
swim4free Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
But it's life
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:icontigerwarrior13:
Tigerwarrior13 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Life's life.
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KiKi4JapanDesu Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Powerful...
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:iconpggreatoak:
PGGreatOak Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Student General Artist
So amazing!!! :DDDD How long did it take?
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:iconluriel:
Luriel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
Ahh... approx. 1 week? 
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:icondecafjava:
decafjava Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Very nice work! Not enough Greek mythology on this place.
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:iconlord-lily:
Lord-Lily Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Amazing
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:iconelectro-soul:
Electro-Soul Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How does this have only 14 favs?!
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:icondiehard300:
DieHard300 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Popularity is very weird thing, most of the time doesnt depend on quality.
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:iconmegaloceros-urhirsch:
Megaloceros-Urhirsch Featured By Owner Edited Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Echt die traurigste? Um was geht es?
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:iconluriel:
Luriel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconmegaloceros-urhirsch:
Megaloceros-Urhirsch Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah! Aber... die Story finde ich nicht unbedingt traurig. ^^°
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:iconluriel:
Luriel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ich schon :)
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:iconluthienari:
Luthienari Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
*flüster* sie hat sie nicht verstanden ;D
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