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Cupid by moyan Cupid by moyan

ProjR2 #6, i.e. 6th instalment of project rendezvous.

not your regular Cupid, but expect some parodies to the famous greek mythology. i can't wait to read what her silver bow and golden arrows can do to desperate lovers. :giggle:

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story writing by `RetroZombie
:pointr: Black Arrows - Chapter I
:pointr: Black Arrows - Chapter II

see another painting of this cupid here.
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Critique by innerviki Dec 17, 2012, 8:56:18 AM
'for comment/critique contest, december 2012'

I must say that I am very impressed by Your vision of the Cupid. He's mostly depicted as a sweet little angel who makes people fell in love with each other by shooting them with arrows of uncontrollable desire. Couples made like this were sometimes far from well-matched...
Your Cupid however, is a beautiful and delicate woman who knows what she is doing. Her stable pose and face expression full of confidence make her look like a godess, who already knows 'who to shoot' to make a perfect match. As I look at her, I feel that I can let her choose a life partner for me :)

The only thing that divagates from the main idea is the background. It's far too cold and grey. There is this lightning from heaven but the idea of love and the Female-cupid who spreads it, needs more warm colours in her surrounding.
I would also suggest adding a little 'heart-shaped' tatoo on her forearm or some other love symbol, just to emphasize her role.
Nevertheless, she is the most adorable Female-cupid I've ever seen :heart:
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Boxingfan043 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Sorry but Cupid is a BOY.
pookiesaurus4 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
You don't need to get so hostile. Astaroth is a boy, but is female in Supernatural
MadeItMyself101 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
love the texture of the wings!
ZollaUchiha Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:oooo omg!!!love it!!
AgentShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is soo beautiful! :clap: No doubt the god(dess) of love! ^_^ You have done him/her credit! She looks powerful but gracefull. :iconnotworthyplz:

richapatel Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013   Interface Designer
super :)
SamanthaArnold Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow she looks so cool! Like an awesome heroine! :D Amazing job! Keep up the good work! :hug:
waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
RosyRose1 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
WOW this is awasome =3 =D
Ninefiftin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
(for comment/critique contest, december 2012)
First of all I would say that this is a very original idea. We're used to a male Cupid and a female version is a very interesting perspective.

Artistically, I think there are no big flaws. The way you worked with light and shadows perfectly highlights the character. The background itself is wonderful...

Love can bring as much pain as a war, and the way your Cupid is dressed shows it ; plus you managed to keep the armor both feminine and « warrior-ish ». The bow is a true work of art ; it's precious and delicate. I love how its shape is directly related to Cupid's wings – that are really well done too : very detailed, quite realistic and smoothly attached on Cupid's back.

The moving hair, the half-spread wings and the slight folds of the veil perfectly work with the « stormy » atmosphere/background. Plus the veil is the feminine part of the outfit, and the colors in it (reflections of light) make think about the « magical » side of love.

Both in the pose and on Cupid's face, we can see determination ; that kind of strength that lead us to light after fighting darkness. The fact that Cupid is looking at the lighter side of the picture seems to confirm that idea.

Finally, you kept Cupid's traditional attributes (wings, bow, arrows, …) while completely renewing this god – because it became a goddess here. This picture both respects the myth, and enhances it ; this is a very impressive work.
moyan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
congratulation, you have won the 1st place in the comment and critique contest! :D
in most of my artwork i do include hidden meanings and emotions in the details/colors/composition of the painting. as such, many of them are literature related.
i'm glad that you managed to see beyond the prettiness of the work and go deeper into the message.
this is the kind of comment i always love to read about my artwork.
Ninefiftin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much :love:
...and this is why your work seems so deep and meaningful. As I said in a note, it's been a pleasure to write a long comment, because there were many details to mention, and an interesting, well-thought meaning behind them !
I'm happy that you appreciated my comment and I'd be glad to give you similar other ones :D
Mister-Ace Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Great job!
meranii-chan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very pretty!
She could be Artemis too :):)
BunnyTeethOwner Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
AnomalyAAnonymous Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Awesome work. She kind of reminds me of Artemis.
WickedStudioz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is awesome! I'd like to ask "Permission Of Use" for the International Valentine's Day issue! All proper credentials would be given, of course. So I have 2 questions for you; 1) May I use this image, and 2) What country are you from? Also, take a look at my page here on DeviantART. I went international for Halloween, too... That issue came out awesome! Hope to hear! ~Drew Henry, Founder [link] . P.S.: If you grant me permission of use, could you possibly email me a version without the watermark? If-so, that can be sent to: Cheers!!
bearamus Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
great detail!
Machonis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
GabriHylian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Could you put the background as a separate deviation? Pls, I would love it :D
Principella Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
i love the feature is sapuerb
Laureina Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
great ^^
Artbyspirite Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful work !!
LadiDeath Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
This is really BEAUTIFUL :)
misfit-robots Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
This is amazing! The background colors really compliment the foreground perfectly.
gaiaslight Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
love this!
xXBuffoloSoldiersXx Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011   Writer
we at "weloveangels" love your work soo much werve added it 2 our faves! [link] <3
absouletly stunning <3
Lightbluepencil Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
artReall Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
eh with cupid looking like this who wouldn't fall in love?????
SandraLeeShadows Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
MissDilemma Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
The bow is beautiful, and so is her outfit. You are an amazing artist!

Another thing that deserves praise is the background :iconawesomenessplz:
traveo2343 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
I'm watching you. Very good work.
NeonDesire Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
So beautiful...
qazinahin Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Isn't Cupid Male?
moyan Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
this cupid is my prodigy version.
i am getting writers to write original fantasy stories about this female cupid. :)
qazinahin Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
O I see.
AramShadow Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful :heart:
Anjaphoenix Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
I really like this concept. Would you please talk to her about her aim? :D
moyan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
if you like to decide whom she'll aim at, you could try writing a story about her.
Anjaphoenix Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Is there a time limit on submitting one?
moyan Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
not really. the project has been on for like 3 years or so. ^^;
wants2draw Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yep, I'm in love :p
quothe08 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
I very much prefer your interpretation of cupid! Very neat idea to do your own unique parodies of greek mythology.
panda209 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this!! :]
TheTerezkaD Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very beautiful!!
fantamorango Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
beautifull :D
Lannytorres Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
beautiful work :D
magnacartaelle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 this pic alotx!!!
TheStoryNeverEnds Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful!
Scorpianato Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Simply superb :iconvictorydanceplz:
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