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Athena Goddess of Wisdom by DarkGuardiann Athena Goddess of Wisdom by DarkGuardiann
Actually the Goddess of wisdom warfare and weaving.

Athena from Xena Warrior Princess I think played by Paris Jefferson... The details were killer but all worth it in the end... The background on the reference was retarded... even though it was a scene where her archers were shooting it took away from her... so I used a reference from a Xena trading card and applied that and I think it works well next to the intricate details of the armor...

2B Medium Charcoal Pencil
9 x 12 Vellum Bristol
Many Many Hours- 7 on the head alone

~Br3ak-Reality was kind enough to add this image to her website which is awesome so visit it! it's www.xenaverse.net!
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:iconuruchom-maszyne:
uruchom-maszyne Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I envy you wow great

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OmahaRodenberger Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Realize his for amazon :-)
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TianaAtana Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Didn't care for this depiction of The Grey Eyed Goddess.  Not all of The Gods were petty or cruel.
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Iheartrizzoli Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Omggg The only Athena I love is the Athena from Xena played by Paris Jefferson. So this is truly a masterpiece. I love it!!
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mythgirl411 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Love this. It really shows Athena.
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athenasbitch Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, I love this. Definitely outstanding work on the whole thing, especially the armor. How long did it take you? Personally, I am ensorcelled (bewitched) by Paris Jefferson and am going to see her at 2013 Xena Con in Burbank. Can hardly wait! =D
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ShizNatGabster87 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
:omg: Besides Aphrodite Artemis is my next favourite goddess from the show. Even if she did go crazy on her 'Eve' mission :XD:
This is another great piece DarkGuardiann. The detail is amazing, especially how you got the shine on her armour and the chain-mail on her skirt!
Amazing!! :clap:
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DarkGuardiann Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks- I'm proudest of this piece... won me some awards and publications.
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skyrider93 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing details
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nev777 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love your detail and your art (and Paris is so beautiful ,difficult to capture)Well done.....
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TheConDar Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Fantastic....just wow! :D
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:iconrogerita:
rogerita Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
wooo!! amaxing sooo realisitc! is soo amaxing!!! you have a big! talent!
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Tomwaitsdk Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're my hero. Truly perfect!
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flabergast-u Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude! :jawdrop:
the detail is so amazing! ur amazing!
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vamphunter-orion-D Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
WOW! Man amazing work and love the subject!
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lolslikemuttley Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Astonishing. The armour is immaculate. Flawless.
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CassieHenryArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Artist
this is really good
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NiyahaAkeShakpe Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing! At first I thought it was a screenshot that someone had put up in black and white.
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Joan-art Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
So many details!!! Im so jealous right now. I wanna draw like you ^^
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning detail. I really love the armor and everything, you did a perfect job. Well done.
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Ms-Luther Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
god I love her armor!
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DORIAN-b2 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
Damn, that's good!
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DarkGuardiann Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you =]
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wygirl10123 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW
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:icondarkguardiann:
DarkGuardiann Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
lol thanks
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Ancalagan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Un
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able
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:icondarkguardiann:
DarkGuardiann Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you- much appreciated
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Moonhart44 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is too awesome to exist.
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DarkGuardiann Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
haha thank u - much appreciated
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ChakramMiss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
this is very very well done i loved athena in the series . the hard work and time consuming effort you have put in can definatly be seen in this art peace great job keep it up :)
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DarkGuardiann Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank u - much appreciated
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ChakramMiss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
anytime :D
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XamgnueL Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i love the metallic texture :love:
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Lemner Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I'm speechless º_º¡ The metal effect on the armour is perfect!. And it is a very good work with lights and shadows .
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DarkGuardiann Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks =]
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GoldenOracletm Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
i have the Episode when she showed up.
trying to Kill Xena's Child.
i think her best friend gabby is the godmother.
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DarkGuardiann Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
haha yeh i have seasons 2-6 on dvd, those episodes with her in it r some of my favorites
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Devil-Wolf-1999 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Featured! =D
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KerryDale Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The shine in the metal is fantastic. Great realism too!
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DarkGuardiann Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank u =] much appreciated
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KerryDale Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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Ninzz-MiniGoth Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This..is just amazing! If you don't look too closely, it's hard to believe that it isn't a photo! Really an amazing drawing. Kudos!
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DarkGuardiann Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank u very much =]
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Ninzz-MiniGoth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I'm rubbish at checking messages =D and you're welcome. :) I'm drawn to greek mythology and I love how you portrayed Athena. How long did that take you??
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DarkGuardiann Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
took forever hahah the head alone took like 10 hrs, a rele long time, i wish i knew EVERYONE asks that question, but mayb only 4 days wit a few breaks
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Ninzz-MiniGoth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for telling me :) it's really amazing. I just couldn't have that much patience with something that intricate XD I'm not too patient with drawing, I just want to finish and have it perfect :D
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DarkGuardiann Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
haha im the exact same way believe it or not, everyone tells me i have a lot of patience nd i tell them no!! yeh but i lost an art competition the yr b4 nd i was DETERMINED 2 win so i drew that- nd i won 1st place =] but not best in show my frend one that lol
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Ninzz-MiniGoth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, it's good to hear someone who can draw like you is impatient C: I'm not surprised you won 1st place! Kudos.
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DarkGuardiann Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
haha yeh... thanks
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