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Part 4 of 6

Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice and skill. She was the favorite child of Zeus. She had sprung fully grown out of her father's head.

Athena and her uncle Poseidon were both very fond of a certain city in Greece. Both of them claimed the city and it was decided that the one that could give the finest gift should have it. Leading a procession of citizens, the two gods mounted the Acropolis. Poseidon struck the side of the cliff with his trident and a spring welled up. The people marveled, but the water was as salty as Poseidon's sea and it was not very useful. Athena's gift was an olive tree, which was better because it not only gave the people food, but also oil and wood. Athena named her city Athens.

This is the fourth of a six piece portfolio for Independent Study in Digital Drawing, with piece examining a uniquely feminine trait as represented by a goddess. Athena represents wisdom.

Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Illustrator 10.0.3 and my Precioussssss
Image © ME!!! 2006
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pardos66's avatar
pardos66|Hobbyist Writer
very nice. All hail Athena!!
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mythgirl411's avatar
Great picture with the olive tree. Really shows how Athena really is.
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Nimbuschick's avatar
I love the perspective.
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EuropeanCar650's avatar
She's very beautiful, and cleaver environment too.
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whovianpuppy|Student Photographer
Beautiful and very great shading
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Sorcorer's avatar
i like the watercolored look
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AzraelMercifulAngel|Hobbyist General Artist
Cool style...very nice.
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Usernamedawg's avatar
shes my fav goddess
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wnter06's avatar
wow you a art drawing good
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TheObsessiveBrowser's avatar
Fantastic work ! As somebody else said, it looks like stained glass. I love mythology. :)
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Gloria-T-Dauden's avatar
Hi! I love myths! I have featured this beautiful art in my journal here: [link]
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owlivetree8|Student Traditional Artist
dyk that ther's no such thing as a naturally black olive? they all grow green and then are turned black through a very long process involving large quantities of lye. just thought I'd let you know.
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ohralala's avatar
Lovely representation of the godess of wisdom!
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LocustaVampa's avatar
Lovely image. YES Athena is far more clever than that crusty old ocean guy.

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svet-svet|Professional Digital Artist
Your wonderful art is featured in my journal [link]
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lycanthropeful|Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful, I love your work with shapes in the background and the whole flow of her dress. Very nice job! :)
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chibichiquita's avatar
You're featured in my Athena news article [link]
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screammyfame|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm naming my daughter Athena. My favorite greek goddess.
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JEGliss's avatar
love the shadows of the dress folds! wow
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charliewifey's avatar
omg i love it
athena's my fave greek goddess

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BlackButterflyWings's avatar
When people depict Athena, they tend to make her look wa too masculine. I love the way you've made her feminine and strong at the same time. It's wonderful. And I like the thick lines, it gives it a unique look that few are bold enough to pull off.
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riverotter7|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really very nice. It almost looks like stained glass.
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