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Aphrodite 010 by askar Aphrodite 010 by askar
Her eyes!
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Arunthepainter Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
I was struck by what she tends to speak to me with her eyes!
ziegfeldfollies Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I think the "Tenors" used your art in the locket featured in their video for "Who wants to live forever ft. Lindsey… see video at 2:12... 
HM702 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017
Is this painting based on W-A. Bourgereau's 1879 painting Aphrodite?
GreenElfMom Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
That is SO beautiful!
3stairs Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
ScaryxAngel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
oh goshh....  she's so beautiful!!
Michelle-T-Williams Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I think this is the best painting I've ever seen portraying 'woman'. I've done digital painting, not as easy as it looks - this is incredibly superb... I deeply appreciate the time and care you put into this piece.


Michelle.T.Williams - fine artist
kevsonicist Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to confess to having been taken by the "it's Bougereau"-crowd. Stupid internet is a house of mirrors! Anyway, hats off to your fantastic digital work, and all your other wonderful work here. (And to Bougereau, for that matter, for the work he actually truly did!)
fortunamirth Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Student Writer
I saw this attributed to Bouguereau but it doesn't look like his models and I've not seen it before so I did more research and ended up here. This is not listed in his collected works so I must assume the attribution is incorrect and you are the artist. I say that so that it can be on record for future viewers. Excellent work, by the way. Bouguereau is my favorite artist and to fool me even for a second is quite a feat (fooled by the internet not you) as I can even distinguish between his work and that of his wife/student Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau whose work also is often attributed to him. Kudos and keep making art!
wendybythesea Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
Hi Askar.  I sent you a private note a few days ago.  I just wanted to leave you a comment here to make sure you have seen it.  Also, have sent you a message via linked-in.   I hope you are getting these messages and will respond!  :)  Thanks.
myelysian Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
I have been searching the net for 3 days trying to find this in a print I can buy because I love it. Please, if you ever make it available in prints, let me know.


CAI79 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Just wow! Gorgeous!
joebondibeach Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015

I would like to use a part of this image for a book cover—the book itself, Julie's Spring, is an ebook and will be available for free, i.e., zero dollars or euros or whatever. I should add that the book is erotica and for adults only. I'd like to use more or less the upper left quadrant of your image. May I have your permission to do so?

Thanks for considering this.

Joe "Bondi" Beach
askar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
You may use it as you wish, Joe. Just include attribution. This is the highest resolution though. Had I known 'Aphrodite' was going to be so popular, I would have done her in higher resolution. But in any case: yes.
lisamsbphotog Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Gorgeous. I have been searching for YOU the artist and who did this beauty forever...I'm so excited I found the info! Please, how can I buy a print/canvas? I want her!!
Zarathustraspeaks Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Just to let you know that someone has taken your picture and intends to use it as a book cover of a book she intends to publish within the next few months. And I'm pretty sure she didn't ask you for permission:…

She has a history of violating copyrights on many occasions. Her real name is Lila Lykins, but she used the name Kira Takenouchi to write Yaoi fiction. She wrote a fanfiction on a very famous Yaoi story, Ai no Kusabi and published it on Amazon. Amazon pulled her books because the publisher, Digital Manga Publishing, stated that she had no permission to publish her fanfiction commercially based on Ai no Kusabi for which they hold the rights.

Apparently she hasn't learned anything regarding copyrights since she has now decided to just take any picture that she finds suitable and slap it on one of her books...
kiratakenouchi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Excuse me? Amazon did NOT pull my books nor did Digital Manga Publishing state that I had no permission to publish my books. You don't know what you're talking about. As for the other cover I have no idea what you're even talking about.
Ucent92 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
seems alive, love it
Omegata Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, such realistic sweetness!
SpiderDemon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Absolutely amazing.
The goddess of beauty herself.
mks5958 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Gorgeous work - just stunning!
ReganWalker Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
This is from a painting by William Adolphe Bouguereau. Might as well give him the credit.
askar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
No it isn't, FTFY.
ReganWalker Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
Oh, then it must be mislabeled wherever I found it. Those things do happen, I know.
askar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Is that so? Fascinating! Which one?
OhSadieSadie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
People have been pinning it on Pinterest as a "Bouguereau" and then they do a Google image search and end up here. People then assume that you've stolen it, because internet. Someone called it "school of Bouguereau," which I guess is a complement. It's a beautiful picture, even if you're not a bearded nineteenth century Frenchman.
askar Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Thanks! I can't count how many times I've also seen this posted as "Bouguereau", which  I guess is kind of a compliment. The first few times I corrected people. I no longer bother. Anyway, it's easy to verify authorship. 'Aphrodite' is a digital image, which I created and could therefore not have possibly appeared anywhere, ever, before I submitted it. Neither Bouguereau, nor any 'school', ever painted it of course.
Spinnradler Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Amazing ♥♥♥
amelinhajf Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
charlinelancel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
sergejsh Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Clear beauty
Salarino Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
This is Bouguereau.
askar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
This is Bouguereau? Wow! Which one?
InnaPshenichnaya Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Legacy925 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
She is beautiful. Did you paint this? I'm looking for the source of this image, as a friend attributed her to William Adolphe Bouguereau. Thank you! 
askar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
So, what happened? Did you look for the source of this image? Is it indeed  Bouguereau's work? 
coroloro Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely captivating, and without doubt the most beautiful and fitting Aphrodite I have ever seen. It fits perfectly, and her expression is perfect. This is the most perfect, fitting example of the term "an ageless face" I have ever seen, because like another person said, you cannot really put an age to it. Is she sixteen, is she thirty? Amazingly done, and the look definitely strikes me as that of a Grecian beauty. An excellent, almost photo-realistic portrayal of Aphrodite that fits more than any other painting I have seen yet.
chibitashia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!
jomak222 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Beautiful! So much dimension; it seems like she's right here in my room!
1jazz1girl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
!!! Thats amazing !!!
gishzida Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012   Artist
Gourgous... beautiful... 6 stars out of five :+fav:
CyanideEcstasy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful... <3
VincentAParker Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Words cannot even express how I feel when I behold this image. I am in awe.
jagrier Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Writer
This piece now appears in a feature celebrating the 2012 transit of Venus! [link]
KCStylus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Her features are so delecate, and yet by her expression I can see that her will is not so. If there was one thing I could say is the best part about her face is her lips. They look so soft and gentle. Not like the flamboyant, dishonoring, pitiful lips of a whore, but the tender, mild, modest, beautifully perfect lips of an angel.

I love this piece. Did you create this?
DrEllert Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
This is really beautiful. I can't stop staring at it.
Solomiya Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Если бы я встретила эту девушку, я немедленно попросила бы её стать моей женой...
InnaPshenichnaya Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hi!) your work Aphrodite 10, very much struck me! First of all that that this girl very much is similar to me! Tell, you to write a picture from the imagination? It`s me!!!!!)
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