(for the new people) NOT ALL ENTRIES ARE TAKEN TO THE POLL. (the selection is based on technical quality criteria) ENTRIES NOT POLLED WILL RECEIVE C&C (i really try to do this every time) IT IS A DIFFICULT PROCESS - MISTAKES CAN BE MADE I am trying to set this as a professional demand. I act as the client...
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"this is how... _Jakkas_ gave the winning vote to chuckmate's Hercules... was he aware? Son of a... "
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Pirithous was the king of Lapiths, and the son of Zeus. Pirithous and his frind Theseus were known in legend as "the strongest men that Earth has bred, the strongest men against the strongest enemies, a savage mountain-dwelling tribe whom they utterly destroyed." Among the guests at Pirithous's wedding to Hippodamia were the centaurs, who, after havig too much to drink attempted to carry the women away. Fighting ensued and the Lapiths defeated the centaurs.
Despite Orpheus's Thracian origin, he joined the expedition of the Argonauts. Centaur Chiron had warned Argonaut leader Jason that only with the aid of Orpheus would they be able to navigate past the Sirens unscathed. The Sirens lived on three small, rocky islands called Sirenum scopuli and played irresistibly beautiful songs that enticed sailors and their ships to the islands' craggy shoals. Once shipwrecked on the rocks, the sailors became supper for the Sirens. However, when Orpheus heard the Sirens, he drew his lyre and played music more beautifully than that of the Sirens, thus drowning out their alluring but deadly song.
a rough sketch. i`ll be trying to create an Hercules, not really sure yet what
It is time again.
These are desperate times. Times of uncertainty and tragedy.
A world of dismay and corruption is calling out for help.
Crying out for heroes, once again.
Summoned by Zeus himself,
Dead or alive, these once revered men of legend,
Must keep a promise Taken in the days of the ancient.
Dead or alive, these men, now forgotten,
Must take upon themselves one last task.
On the battleship "Argo" Lead by a heavy medicated Jason, and an emotionally crippled Hercules,
these men, merely ghosts from a dead past, set out on one final mission
For the sake of all human kind.
It is time again.
These are The Argonauts.
Things are about to get ugly.
We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.
well here we go
in honor of this becoming the official chow (wtf Howd that happen hahah do i have to post the poll thread now???)
here is my wip of peleus
here is the wikipedia entry about him
i am putting him with his two prized horses balius and xanthus
the horses are just blocked im planing on making them look supernatural
i liked the idea of him because he is a bit of a blank slate
In Greek mythology, P?leús (Greek: ??????) was the son of Endeis and Aeacus, King of Aegina, and father of Achilles.
Peleus and Telamon, his brother, killed their half-brother, Phocus and fled Aegina to escape punishment. In Phthia, Peleus was purified by Eurytion and married Antigone, Eurytion's daughter. Peleus accidentally killed Eurytion during the hunt for the Calydonian Boar and fled Phthia.
Peleus was purifed of the murder of Eurytion in Iolcus by Acastus. In Iolcus, Peleus lost a wrestling match in the funeral games of Pelias, Acastus' father, to Atalanta. Astydameia, Acastus' wife, fell in love with Peleus but he scorned her. Bitter, she sent a messenger to Antigone to tell her that Peleus was to marry Acastus' daughter; Antigone hanged herself.
Astydameia then told Acastus that Peleus had tried to rape her. Acastus took Peleus on a hunting trip and hid his sword, then abandoned him right before a group of centaurs attacked. Chiron, the wise centaur, returned Peleus' sword and Peleus managed to escape. He pillaged Iolcus and dismembered Astydameia, then marched his army between the pieces.
After Antigone's death, Peleus married the sea-nymph Thetis and fathered Achilles by her. As a wedding present, Poseidon gave Peleus two immortal horses: Balius and Xanthus. Their wedding, however, was also the beginning of the quarrel that led to the judgement of Paris.
In an early and less popular version of the story, Thetis anointed the boy in ambrosia and put him on top of a fire to burn away the mortal parts of his body. She was interrupted by Peleus and she abandoned both father and son in a rage, leaving his heel vulnerable (a nearly identical story is told by Plutarch, in his On Isis and Osiris, of the goddess Isis burning away the mortality of Prince Maneros of Byblos, son of Queen Astarte, and being likewise interrupted before completing the process). Peleus gave him to Chiron, on Mt. Pelion (which took its name from Peleus), to raise.
Dispite they're appearence, the Argonaut Shock Trooper is one of the most feared opponents in the battles of the outer systems.
As every society needs shepards, it also needs butchers. When the tide of battle goes against the Ageatian Empire, the warship Argo and its divisions of troopers are deployed. Cities, continents and even planets have been layed to waste in the wake of the Argo.
The Argonauts adourn themselves with ancient armour and leathers, upon which can be seen references to the ancient greek myth from which their name derives, although the significance has been lost in time.
I was planning on doing a lot more for this one. But as usual, other things came up, and I'm heading out of town tomorrow, so no time to do more. But, I did produce one clean sketch I really like of Ascalaphus, King of Orchomenos and Son of Ares.
The rules say "no sketches", but I'm assuming that refers to rough sketches and not to polished pencil pieces. Hopefully this is ok.
I'm heading out of town for a couple of days, I'm looking forward to getting back and seeing what everyone else produced. Good luck all! See you on the flip side.
Took me a while to remember how to post in Photobucket again. Well, here's my entry. Other than the fact that he's losing one right arm and sporting a thong, this Jason's pretty generic, if a little on the S&M side. That said, props to Prophet, Chuckmate and Mantroon for crossing zones. Its a challenge considering Jason (Hercules? my myths are all over) doesn't really have a loud visual trademark other than being a brute so that it diminishes his character more. If there is one, it escapes me at the moment.
Trevor and Guastaferro's looks promising, looking forward to the completed entry.
Panagos' detail is very nice. Looks like a lot of work went into it, and glad to see it all rendered in pencil. Face looks great. For crits, I'd say the shield is looking just a little flat, and the hair seems to be blown by the wind, but not the skirt. Just minor nitpicks. Cool horse motif on the armor.
Props to Jska for the narrative quality of the entry, and the research/knowledge on the topic. Hoping to see the finished version. Colors look great. For crit, I'd say the girl's hand seems unnaturally clamped on that dragon.
Hope no offense was taken with the crits. Its in the spirit of crit week (or is there one? I popped in for the first time in months and was welcomed by a gigantic banner saying crit damyoo!)
Anyhow, its been fun. Hope to do some more. Looking forward to seeing Bluefooted's entry. Latah!
Ok., I can’t look on this one any longer.
I thought this topic could be good exercise for me, so I choose Mr. Hercules.
I like the myths about Hercules, especially this one with the hydra (this was one of the 12 works). So I designed a light armor (he is half God, so I think this is enough for him ), helmet and the mace-torch to help him slain the Hydra.
BTW, Lukavi, Chuck and Panagos ….nice works guys. I think Chuck’s entry is my favorite so far