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Finally a male deity!!! lol

The reference pic was donated to me by the wonderfull and talented photographer Jorrit Pfeifer [link]
Thanks again for that sweety!!!

Model: Youri

I tried to give him more of a sneaky, dark look with a slight savage edgy side to him.
AAAAAAAND still make him look attractive!! lol

ENJOY!!!
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In Greek mythology, Ares (in Greek, Άρης "battle strife") is the son of Zeus (king of the gods) and Hera. Though often incorrectly referred to as the Olympian god of war, he is more accurately the god of savage war, or bloodlust. The Romans identified him as Mars, the Roman god of war (whom they had inherited from the Etruscans) with Hellenic Ares, but among them, Mars stood in much higher esteem.

Among the Hellenes, Ares was always mistrusted. His birthplace and true home was placed far off, among the barbarous and warlike Thracians. And he withdrew to Thrace after he was discovered on a couch with Aphrodite. Though Ares' half-sister Athena was also considered to be a war deity, Athena's stance was that of strategic warfare while Ares' tended to be the unpredictable violence of war with all its potential outcomes.

"Ares" remained an adjective and epithet in Classical times: Zeus Areios, Athena Areia, even Aphrodite Areia.[3] In Mycenaean times, inscriptions attest to Enyalios, a name that survived into Classical times as an epithet of Ares. Vultures and dogs are sacred to him.
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:iconagent36496:
Agent36496 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014   Writer
Wonderful painting. You must've worked hard. I don't know what else to say ^^
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Dahlia-Bellona Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Writer
And Ares is also my favorite of all the Greek Gods ;)
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ccsturtlegirl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hawwwttt
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:iconlunarspawnserenata:
LunarSpawnSerenata Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Is that the Devil Mark from Tekken!? o.o wow
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah it is :D He actually has that tattoo, so I decided to keep it in the painting.
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LunarSpawnSerenata Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Cool. o3o
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:iconqueen-of-olympus:
queen-of-olympus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
What is the model's full name? I want to use him to model my version of Ares. I rp a lot and I want to have some good pics of Ares for referancing.
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really don't remember, to be honest.
All I ever knew was his first name. We used to be friends, but I've kinda lost contact with him a few years back. :(
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:iconqueen-of-olympus:
queen-of-olympus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Ahw thats sad. He's very good looking.
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Youri Morsink!! I remembered!! :D
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:iconqueen-of-olympus:
queen-of-olympus Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Yay! Thanks!
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Texeo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sexy!
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itsaki Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The fuck is this? I try looking for Ares, and this comes up.

I feel the need to correct a couple of things: Though often incorrectly referred to as the Olympian god of war, he is more accurately the god of savage war, or bloodlust.

Referring to him as the God of War is pretty accurate. He is, well, the God of War.

The Romans identified him as Mars, the Roman god of war (whom they had inherited from the Etruscans)

Even though they inherited him from the Greeks...
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fanfictionaxis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
He actually looks like the actor who played Ares on Xena - Kevin Smith, who passed away before the show ended I believe.
You did a good job on him.
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fuzzy-meatball Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
HAWT!
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:iconcheetolover:
cheetolover Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Filmographer
OMG i cant stop looking at him! soo sexy!
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:iconqueen-of-olympus:
queen-of-olympus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student General Artist
I totally love it! Not only is it the better side of the war god, but it brings him a more attractive look, instead of the blood-thirsty beast in Greek armor you usually see in Ares Fan Art!
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ToxicDragons Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
wow, i loved Ares to begin with but after seeing this..........oh, i'm lost for words. so gorgeous!
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frostbite1064 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student General Artist
yeah...wow...I seriously have no words to describe how awesome and smexy this is :drool:
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:iconliviatasia:
liviatasia Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010   Photographer
That is SO hot.
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
You're featured in my news article It's raining men [link]
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the honor!
I really appreciate it!! :hug:
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Pleassure is mine :iconcocoglompplz:
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philia-calliope Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
HAWT...I love it! Definitely feeling that dark, bad boy, 'don't trust me' vibe...and it's AWESOME!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Handsome!!
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:iconole-shammy:
Ole-Shammy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Would you mind if I used this picture for a roleplay on GaiaOnline? I'll use a reference tag and everything.
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but I have to decline.
Due to this being a painting of a model, he holds copyright to this aswell and I can't let you use it unless I have his permission.
I'll try to contact him, and will let you know ok?
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Ole-Shammy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Actually I changed my mind. I found a more suitable picture, no offense.
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baiexa-btrfly Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:drool: More male portraits, plz!
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:iconnovice-smo:
novice-smo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
outstanding!!!...he's so hot!!! ^^
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:iconhunlin:
hunlin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Student Filmographer
Wow, nice depiction!
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:iconphiapo:
Phiapo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Student
Nice shading.
I have a friend whose name is Aris too
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DevilishlyAngelic Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Wonderfully done! Very yummy...er, I mean lovely :D I like how the reddish tint of the background and the contrasts between lights and darks helped you acheive the look you wanted. You hit it right on, great pic. :+fav:
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CoolGirl226934 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
gorgeous
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FanOfChocolate Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
can i feature this??!!
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xHoneyLemon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
I didn't know that Ares had a tattoo similar to Jin Kazama's one... :confused:
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
LOL I know, but the model that was used for this painting asked me to include his (and Jin's) tattoo.
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xHoneyLemon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Understood ^^
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fairy-tale-ending Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
sexy and very misterious
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SilentOmen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
I absolutely LOVE this! Ares is my all time favorite god, and this suits him well. Greek mythology is the most amazing thing, in my opinion. Great work!!
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love mythology!!!!!! :D
And thank you so much for the wonderfull compliment!!
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mindylu32 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG this is nice...I mean really nice!! I loves it!!! I love the way he looks really seductive but you get a feeling of edginess...it rocks!! A :+fav: for me!!
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
I really appreciate it!! :heart:
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Yaoitsumo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
Ooo, sexy. <33333333 I'm totally jealous of Aphrodite now! xDDD Grr!
Come fight with ME, Ares. ;]
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ChoasRealm Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
..damn..i pictured Ares to be less....good looking...but...boy was i wrong
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
A girl can dream can't she??? :D LOL
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BelleAndBeer Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
amazing work! :thumbsup:
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BowChickaBowWow Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007   Interface Designer
*nibbles happily all over him*
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:iconrozrr:
Rozrr Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Great image, gorgeous man. I bet he's gay! Wish I was... I am just a boring heterosexual woman. Roz
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
From what I can tell, far from boring!!
(Then again..... who am I...)
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