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Apollo by redheaded-step-child Apollo by redheaded-step-child
Apollo, twin brother to the lunar Goddess, Artemis [link] and son of Zeus and Leto. The Archer God, Apollo is often described as the "most Greek" of all Gods, and is associated with the Sun, music, prophecy, healing and truth. It is said that there is no darkness in him, and that false words never pass his lips.

My first God piece! My New Years resolution was to start painting males, because I find them incredibly difficult, so I'm pretty happy with this one! :aww:

Stock used for Apollo came from the unbelievably helpful and tasteful nude stock of
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GreekGodApollosFart Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Apollo is my favorite god, i believe in him and all the other gods. <3
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Gossamer1357 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah, Apollo, the god of light music and reason! He is one of my other favorites out of the main 13 and he's almost like Zeus in a couple of ways. They both have powers dealing with life or death ( Zeus with his Thunderbolts and Apollo with his healing/sickening powers), they are both considered very good-looking for their age group, they both have love affairs with mortals and other almost immortals and are womanisers! When a girl turns on them, they also punish them heavily for it (Apollo with Corinis). I also love how you made his background the sun and his sisters background is the moon to show the difference, even though they are twins. Beautiful painting!
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artevianueva Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
O_O
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Becky123190 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
my favorite we both like music and arts haha
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masonday Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Borbonne-le-Bonne Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Wow! Great colour pallete there, dude. Nice to see a bit of life in a drawing for once. :meow:
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lauralauras Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Artist
brings to mind a little the Crowley deck Tarot
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lauralauras Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Artist
yeah I like this on
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Barricade379 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Apollo is the God of Light, Music and Medicine. Helios is the real God of the Sun.
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Yrosasion Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
thats true, but, apoolo is also a god of the sun, and artemis is the god of the moon.
u can say:
moon side ->artemis
sun side ->apollo

they travel whit the moon and the sun, thats why apollo= the 'god of the sun' ;)


and i have seen this on u'r page of a side of elves.. ore somthing, i like all of the pictures u make! hope there come more...
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Nico-Di-Angelo-fan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And Apollo is the god of light! So I guess it DOES work!
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OtonoFluff Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Oh I so envy your talent of shading :worship:
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sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I have featured you in my journal ( [link]) and in a news article ( [link]) come to check both please :hug:
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TigerStarcatcher Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
This drawing is great because of the lack of color in it. You did a lot with yellowish tones and shading.
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Thank you! I really love painting with a limited color palette, I think it's really great for capturing certain moods. :)
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Dani-x-1591 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
Wow, lol, this is like the fourth of your Greek gods/goddesses I've faved tonight... you deserve it! These pieces are great. :)
I love how your paintings of Apollo & Artemis parallel each other.
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Thank you, I'm so glad you like my versions of the gods! :D
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Tooblai Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Student
Very nice composition. Like how you composed Apollo in front of the Sun. Looks like they are one.
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you!
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Tooblai Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Student
:D Welcome!
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ashiers2010 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! simply awesome! i love it!
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Thanks! :D
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arzetta Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Student General Artist
wow! this is amazingly awsome. I love the colors and setup.
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Thanks so much! :)
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Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmmm...

I enjoyed your Celestial over Lunar because the beautiful use of color in Celestial. Here though, I think I prever Artemis over Apollo though Apollo is the brighter of the two, like Celestial was. To much Yellow for me, perhaps. There is more color in the details of Artemis.

As always though, this work of yours is incredibly talented and wonderful to have the opportunity to view.
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you! I prefer Artemis myself. I'm proud of how Apollo came out though, since he was my first successful male-centered painting. :D
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Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
A victory is a victory; congratulations! :cheers:
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ochispiret Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
That's what I named my new guitar! I love this, by-the-by.
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Cool name for a guitar! :D
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ochispiret Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
Thanks! Well, my guitar is very haughty and self-important. If he was a man, he'd probably say "Fab!!" a lot....

Hmmm... is my guiatar... gay? Lol. jsut kidding.
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ShimiMouse Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
To support your resolution May i ask that you do Hades at some point? I hate how he is often depicted as evil and all that and since you did Persephone it seems a fitting companion.
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Definitely! Hades, along with Apollo, is my favorite of the male Greek Gods! There is no way I wouldn't paint him! I'm thinking of painting him in a monochrome style, like I did with Father Time, but in shades of blue and grey. Gloomy and melancholy, but not evil. :)
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ShimiMouse Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
Yay! And I totally agree they're my favorites too! That's why I'm annoyed Hades is always evil looking.
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
I am sketching Hades right now, I had to after you mentioned it! :giggle:
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ShimiMouse Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
Yay! I rock! Thank you so much!
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Lol, my pleasure, I really wanted to paint him. The sketch is transferred to watercolor paper and I'm going to start painting him tomorrow. :D
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ShimiMouse Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
I'll be watching and waiting
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retrocat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the stola is really nice!
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thanks!
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carolin54323 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, it's gorgeous, I love all the warm and fiery colours present in this :) Very, very, very beautiful.
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
Thank you so much, I thought focusing on the fiery colors would make a nice contrast to Artemis's icy tones.
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carolin54323 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
It makes a very beautiful contrast. Are the two images mounted up next to each other in real life?
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
:wow: another awesome take on the Greek gods. This looks like a porcelain painting.
Keep them coming!
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
Thanks so much, I will indeed keep them coming! :D
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
:dance:
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artist2 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
awesome:clap:
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
Thank you! :hug:
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artist2 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
your very welcome:hug:
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