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Ishtar by SelinaFenech Ishtar by SelinaFenech
The goddess of love in Babylon was also a might warrioress, who rode a lion into battle. This is her, Ishtar (also called Inanna). I painted this with watercolour and a bit of gouache for those darker colours
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FlareEdana Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
god! this is mighty inspiring! her pose is both sensual and yet shows her strength, the lion shows her nobilty of soul (of course she is noble ... she's a goddess lol) but it looks fabulous especially with the effect created by the random petals on the characters :D
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SanguineMoonWolf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice.. I love your work. Especially being Ishtar is my patron goddess.. blessed be friend. keep up the good work
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SanguineMoonWolf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice.. I love your work. Especially being Ishtar is my patron goddess.. blessed be friend. keep up the good work
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Amarathine Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
Hi, I was wondering if I could use this as one of my visuals in a presentation I'm doing abput Ishtar and Babylonian myths.
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dudangelo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006   Interface Designer
Very nice
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Atlantisvampir Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
O___O wow!
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Melicious-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
I love all of your works, have admired them for years, this is one of my favs :D

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TrueAegis Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Great composition here. The colors work well together. Good job. :thumbsup:
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regina35nocis Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is absolutaly beautiful, i love all the detail and the colors u used you have a lot of talent...:wow
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Mar91 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004   Digital Artist
Itīs very nice! :nod:
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Aerin-Kayne Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! I've tried to draw an Ishtar picture (or maybe just a woman or young girl with a lion - they were sort of two separate ideas but they seemed too alike to make two pictures with a lion) at least three times and butchered it every time. Now I'm working on some other things, but maybe I'll come back to it and finally get it right. This came out great though (I thought 'Ishtar' before I even read the title, so you must have done it right :)
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MoonlightMaiden Featured By Owner May 20, 2004
beautiful... i like her sword :-p
she looks a little like catherine zeta-jones
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2004
Great gesture and form :)
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FaeryLadyX Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
This is fabulous. I don't know if you intended all the symbolism, but it's fantastic. Beautiful work.
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thalia-is-crazy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2004  Professional Filmographer
you are a really amazing artist.
*don not take personally*

but...
myself, i find it a downer that so many amazing artists turn what could be an undisputably fantastic piece into something that looks more like a bikini model calendar shot.
But i guess thats the 'IN' thing to do...

besides that, i think the piece would have a lot more power to it if the woman were facing more towards the viewer, just with her face not her body.

but yeah, you're a terrific artist and i'd like to see your gallery expand!
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oOlinstant0miso0soup Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
woooow! thats really good! ^-^ great job!
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you-were Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2003
Holy shit, this also rocks! Why are people not commenting? Your stuff is fantastic!
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rhyskidreams Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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