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the Kore by guterrez the Kore by guterrez
this is my final work for Don Seegmillers Face and Figure painting workshop I participated some time ago
it finally turned out as this Picture of Persephone, sitting in the Underworld
done with Adobe Photoshop

I used one of lockstocks Mucha style photos for reference, here`s a link to her gallery: [link]
really some awesome reference material so check it out


UPDATE: big thx for the DD, very much appreciated! I`m also really overwhelmed by all the nice comments and positive feedback! you people made my day!
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Given 2010-01-27
the Kore by ~guterrez is a meticulous execution of a dreamy and fantastic scene.. ( Suggested by Hellobaby and Featured by ekud )
ultimatede Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
beautiful and scary, great work!
BrassDragon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colour choice, the pose, the background all glue my eyes to the screen. Marvellous.

~ Brass
sevenseeds Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Kore the Maiden. Beautiful work. I love the intricate, symbolic pomegranate at her feet.
amandaj1202 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Absolutely amazing. Love the concept!
Linfadoro Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I forget the comment.......IS WONDERFUL!
Linfadoro Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A question she is Persephone? She called Proserpina, Hade's love?
perpetualdamsel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this - absolutely stunning! :love:
Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING! This looks like it could be a painting hanging in a museum amidst many of the masters. Her outfit draping is beautiful. The oasis in the Underworld called by her presence is evident in the beautiful greenery growing in the otherwise dark and intimidating atmosphere. What an amazing painting!!
Sinangeled Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Very beautiful and rich.
morgansatsuki Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually despise digital art, but THIS! wow... it's amazing... It could easily be an oil painting hanging in a fancy museum...
lindy-scarlett Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
this is really beautiful, the red of her dress is so striking~
AlexisSolvey Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow this is amazing!!! I love it really!
bramiac Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student
The light and colouring is amazing!
Lotusbitch Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Beautiful :love:
Atressa Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Gorgeous piece... Love that there's a contrast in theme.... there's a classic feel with Kore, and then a very modern vibe with the monstrous face in the background
duzzzaRt Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good! :)
hardleydavidson Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
love the colors so lite and so dark...because of the attention I was paying to thelight in the picture I didn't see the dar in the darkness overhead
lithriel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning! I love the painterly feel you captured!
SeigeEh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Just lovely.
Calaymo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Your amazing work has been feature on my journal --> [link]
i hope you doesn't mind
dimary Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
myth8pirate Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
OMG I love this! It looks like she is the only spot of light in the Underworld - which is true, as far as Hades is concerned. This is so beautiful, and very accurate with the story ^_^
Grayletters Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student
I have to say, this is one of best interpretations I've seen. :D
Eiblynn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das Bild ist wunderschön!
Ganz davon abgesehen, dass dein Stil wirklich klasse ist, gefallen mir besonders ihr Gesichtsausdruck und ihre Pose sehr gut.
Außerdem ist es eine nette Abwechslung ein Bild von Persephone in der Unterwelt zu sehen, auf dem sie nicht wie ein Häufchen Elend melancholisch in die Gegend schaut (Ja, man merkt, ich bin ein Vertreter der Version der Mythe, in der sie bei dem Part mit dem Granatapfel nicht ganz unschuldig war...)
Auch die Details sehen wirklich gut aus.
Wie gesagt ein wirklich abslout gelungenes Bild!
Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010   Photographer
I featured this in my journal here: [link]

Thank you for making such beautiful artwork! :love:
NibbleKat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My goodness... this is absolutely a tour de force. She's such a bright, beautiful lovely woman in your version of her that it's no wonder Hades stole her away. I love the contrast of her vividness with the hellcreatures behind her.
IvanHajduk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
You have been featured :)
LAS-T Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Jesus :wow:
allison712 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured! :iconbummiesplz: [link]
xSinfulTemptations Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
It's absolutely stunning~ *-*
Eldereyes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
So good, so beautiful.
kujayouko Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Persephone, Precious child ♥...
Beautiful work!
Riku6 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
n thts a pomegranate and not an apple :P
cha-ohs Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
evocative, and I adore all that red
icanhaslols Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
God this is gorgeous.
Dragons-Heart Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Amazing, I love it! It's really cool how the two contrast but the colors used tie them together. Great job!
neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So the color motifs in this.
Beans8604 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is my favorite goddess, and this is an awesome representation of her.
cinnamon-puppet Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010

shes beautiful.
ArtHealsUrSoul Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
i love it! <3 she looks lik an angel and those are demons in the background that cant touch her, she also looks rly content...
Atenea217 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
wow, wonderful...
LunaQueen333 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Excellent work and story telling skills here. I knew exactly who it was because of the background and then the fruit. Great job.
sandorah Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
OMG *o*
So, soooooooo beautiful!
I want to be like you someday \o/
eccentric221 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Alansete Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
A pretty good piece of art...I save it in my mind! good work
Jedit Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow, this is beautiful! :clap:
battlereaper Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truly excellent.
LittleSparklingAngel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Student Writer
I truly love this artwork because she is in a place of despair, cruelty, horrors, and evil...In the home of the devil. Yet, she looks so pretty. A petty little pretty thing in all the uglyness. So she stands out. Yet, I love her dress. White for pure and goodness....and red for blood, hate, and evilness.(Well, love too..but let's associate it with evil things for now.) She has the dress blended..Good and evil...I love her dress and her face...and everything~ Wonderful piece of work here~
TarnishedHearts Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Student General Artist
This is simply astounding. Beautiful.
susieecool Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Truly awesome! I knew it had to be Persephone from the thumbnail, the image was so striking. And the detail is superb. I love how out of place she looks, how pure and Botticelli like.
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