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Iris by redheaded-step-child Iris by redheaded-step-child
The fleet-footed, bright Goddess of the Rainbow, Iris acted as a divine messenger of the Gods and served Hera, Queen of Olympus, in particular. She could often be seen carrying messages between heaven and earth, her glorious cloak of many colors trailing always behind her.

This painting was made using the amazing stock of , and the model, Jen, is unchanged in appearance, as a bit of a portrait. I thought the Goddess of the Rainbow would be a fitting tribute to Lisa and Jen, whose modeling and photography are such an amazing resource and inspiration! :hug:
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onereverseperson Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
The drawing is amazing and beautiful , congratulations !
Can I redraw your drawing (work to school ) ?
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Gossamer1357 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Her rainbow cloak is absolutely amazing and I love how there are creases in it to make it look realistic! I also love how you added the winged sandals and the caduceus like Hermes has, it shows them that they have almost the same representation although hermes is the messenger of gods to gods and iris is from gods to mortals or those on earth. Beautiful work! 
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letswilhelm Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
This is incredebly beautiful!!!!
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Fensy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
annnnd just for coincidance my name is Iris:D:D:D
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely :)
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RayneKyrian Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful !! ♥
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LuLu242 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my god, it's really beautiful!
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GalacticRainbow Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:iconrainbowplz: :earth: :heart
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Aswewerefalling Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HI MOM!
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CandleShrine96 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Wow! O___O
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LilMissPhilippines Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Artist
this is amazing... PERFECT PICTURE OF HER!! she would be proud if she say this
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bechena Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay my name is iris!!!!!!!
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Shinkami Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is gorgeous, amazing work!! :D
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Persephones-Child Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I love the scarf! You know, there is a beautiful scarf dance by Isadora Duncan that is a tribute to Iris. This painting reminded me of when I performed it last spring.
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digimagicnb Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
beautiful...my favorite flower, so I've long looked for good imagery...this is the best I've seen :D
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Lessandra Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Though for you this piece is already ancient history I can't help but comment on the sheer beauty and awesomeness of it. I can't quite describe the feeling, but it's like a breeze of Ancient Greece came up at me.
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dreamsoftheworld Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009   Digital Artist
looks on my girlfriend ;) :XD:
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krystalynn03 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... such incredible and fun use of color!
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swordbunny4486 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
wonderful
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
Thanks!
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thanks!
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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zaradei Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Wow, lovely pic!!
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Thanks so much! Lol, this one was a crazy speed painting, I did it all from idea to sketch to finished painting in one day!
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zaradei Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
It is an awesome pic :)
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TigerStarcatcher Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
I love how you have her cloak turn into the rainbow. Your model also makes a good Iris.
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Thank you! I love painting from LisaJen-stock, they're amazing! :love:
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Golubaja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've featured your Greek Gods related gallery in a News article dedicated to Greek Mythology. [link] ;)
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Thank you so much! :D
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Golubaja Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! ^^
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Angel2012 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Shes beautiful!!
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artbyviv Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008   Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. You've definately captured the essense of Iris.
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EmptyBliss2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
BEAUTIFUL
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LizieVamp Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Student
I really love this, Iris has such a special significance to me; when my grandmother died, (her name was Iris) it was a terribly rainy and dreary day but right when she passed on this magnificent rainbow came out of nowhere and the clouds cleared and the rain stopped and it stayed like that for a good day after she passed on. My mother told me that the Goddess Iris of the Rainbow had come to take her away, that the souls of women in our family were taken into a rainbow and made it brighter and more beautiful as iris carried them to their soul's final resting ground. This really reminds me of that. Thank you :)
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artemis5096 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Wow! It looks amazing! Great work!
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Thank you! :D
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TinorialPeredhil Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
Wow. Lovely details. Lovely colors. Great job!
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thanks so much! :)
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theheartfrost Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
The Hermes sandals were a great touch ^^
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thanks! I thought they'd fit the design better than wings would.
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Padgettdog68 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
Beautiful. Simply Beautiful.

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Eisley: "Lost at sea as I should be and I'm not so afraid. Lostat sea. You and I. You and me."
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Thank you!
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x-heather-x Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing. *falls over*
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you! *catches you and stands you upright* :giggle:
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kuroi-nekochan Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
Prettyful!!

Mmm I love rainbows. Not only becasue I'm queer, but also because they're just so beautiful!
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
Well then I'm doubly happy you like it! :D
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spookehness Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
This is so gorgeous! Definately a fav!
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you!
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
A definite :+fav:
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