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Animal Planet: Jupiter by Shivita Animal Planet: Jupiter by Shivita

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Fifth picture of my old series "Animal planet", which was about representing the solar system as fantastic animals.

Jupiter is the biggest planet on the solar system and the most important Greek god...so a lion seemed like the most apropiate. You know, the king of animals and all that.
The moons, on the other hand, gave me more time to study, even if I only included 4 of the 64-ish that the real Jupiter has.

Io is a calf because of the legend in which Jupiter transforms the maiden Io into a calf.
On the scientific side, Io is the objet with more volcanic activity in the solar system.

Europa is a serval. It has no reason to be one, but I added crystals on their back because this moon is made of ice.
It has a flower on it's tail because there's some evidence about Europa having forms of life under the ice capes.

Ganymede is an eagle because of the hero that Jupiter kiddnaped trasformed as an eagle. It has a cup on it's beak because it became a butler for the gods.

And Callisto is a the bear, because as Io, Callisto was trasformed by Jupiter into a bear. And acording to the legend, was placed in the sky as the constellation of the ursa major.

Made in Photoshop CS



Other in the series:

Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto
Sun




Artwork © Silvia Torres 2009
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:iconlilybug37:
Lilybug37 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Student Artist
i love the greek mythology and about the moons was very interesting
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dania77 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014   Digital Artist
I've imitated this picture but not much like them

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hananas59 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super cool !
I like how this one turned out
Funny that here in the netherlands our word for Europe is Europa :)
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ChrisK616 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome. Would love to draw like this!
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jayevans Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i pretty much like the style of your drawings :) they are great. And the planets are all beautiful D:
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ShadicWolf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow :OO - hug - very cute too :)
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:iconbrodnork:
Brodnork Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES! MY HOME PLANET... uh... I mean MY FAVOURITE PLANET IS AWESOME!!!
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Lightningsphere Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I love these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The moons are cute!!!!!!!! :squee: SO EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You inspire me so......................
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chibiluxray Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I love all ur pics there amazing
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royishot Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
just trying somethin
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Kristof1018 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
try :icon brokenheartplz: with no spaces
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:iconroyishot:
royishot Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ok :iconbrokenheartplz:
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:iconfleara:
Fleara Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
love your work on every pic!!!
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:iconjeaninamage:
Jeaninamage Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that lion... coool!!!!!!!
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karu-4evrRED Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh this is amazing i saw this while looking for pics for my projet on jupiter, i thought it was perfect. i love it so much
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Neryufi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Wow! It's great to see art that's not only imaginative, but takes actual astronomy and mythology into account. Good job!
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KurtExpress Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gawd! Why can't I draw lions like you?!
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kittycats13onTshirts Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
love it, it is so pretty and well done
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Xintongeography Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student General Artist
:iconplanet-jupiterplz: Gorgeous drawing! :iconplanet-jupiterplz:
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Brodnork Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool Jupiters
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arthurpprado Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know it sounds weird, but did you know that in some legends, Zeus fell in love with Ganymede? Just a little thing i remembered and thought that might interest you, since you like mythology
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Shivita Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   General Artist
Yeah, Zeus has almost everyone as his lovers.
I think almost all the moons of the planet have their names.
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arthurpprado Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, but there are some which have the name of their children
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Despina-Strela Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!!!!! :iconveryexcitedplz:
THIS IS GREAT!!!! :iconfoxyloveplz:
Simply awesome!!!! :iconfurrydanceplz:
Jupiter is my favourite Planet and the gallilean moons..!!
It turned out wonderfull, the way you did Jupiters wear... and Io soo sweeet and cute!!!!! and the others also so cute!!!
I love this Picture
awesome work!!!!!!!!
I Love it!!!!! :love:

I once had an simular Idea and i have a charakter representing the Planet Jupiter^^ also a lion :D
Just havent uploadet a pic of him jet^^ but he looks a bit diffrent than your Jupiter >^.^<
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Shivita Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   General Artist
Aww thank you very much! x3
wow really? that's very nice! if someday you upload a pic of him, I would like to see xD
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Despina-Strela Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
Yes^^ i uploaded a Pic. of him now (it's just a headshot but...)
if you want to you can look at it^^

(using your picture now as dekstop-background soooo beautifull!!! <3 !!)
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Snivy10 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is a beautiful drawing! I wanted to try to draw like yours. What program did you use to draw this?

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From Petals the Snivy
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Shivita Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   General Artist
Thank you very much ^^
I used Adobe Photoshop CS
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silverwolf77777 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
This picture is sooooooooo cute, i loooooooooooooove your work!!!!!
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cresentmoonwolf98 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Hi neat artwork and this l for a challenge...
v Want you to know that you are amazing & you're my friend until my death. If I don't get this back, I understand. But, I have a game for you, once you read this letter, you must send it to 15 people, including the person that sent it to you . If you receive at least 3 back, you are loved. Nobody knows how important something is until...................they lose it. Tonight, right at 12:00a.m., the person you like is going to realize that they love you! Then, something is going to happen to you between 1:00 & 2:00a.m. Be ready for the greatest shock of your life. If you break this chain, you, you are going to have bad luck with love for a whole year. Send this to 15 people and see what happens
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thecraziestsquirrel Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Amazing! CUTE! Adorable! Awesome! That is all I can say.
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weegee06 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so well thought out and adorable!! :aww: I love them so much!!
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TheUnkonwn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
The eyes still look amazing! You did awesome...as usual!
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cutelilkitty24 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
why is there a 4 on his medal thingy? :3
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Shivita Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   General Artist
It's not a 4 xP even though it looks like one.
That's the symbol for Jupiter ^^
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xxAmanda15xx Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Bags this place to live on if we go to space ;) Naaa this is really good
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cutelilkitty24 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
jupiter had over 120 affairs and only 2 wives, one of which he swallowed....
aaaaaaaah what is wrong with me? i have an obsession..... :/
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pashmification Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love your cosmic zoo!!!!! and i love soooo much your care of greek culture. I'm italian and I love greek mithology.
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RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elegant... i love all the characters here!
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LoveIsLaw Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
All of the planet animals are just too cute!! XD
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kgbkris Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Reminds me of pokemon =D very well cute
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masako89 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
OMG soooooo good
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GaudiFanYAY Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hi Shivata im working on a projekt where i have to draw a tiger is it okay that i can use the pose if the lion? :3 ill give you credits
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Shivita Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010   General Artist
Sure, go ahead n.n
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GaudiFanYAY Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUTCH!! ^w^ by the way when i have drawing trouble with animals is it okay if i look at how you did and see if i can use it? o.0 (if you dont want me to its okay)
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Shivita Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010   General Artist
Sure, just give me some credit if you copy a pose or something please ^^
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GaudiFanYAY Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
kk :3....shall i let you know when its done?
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Shivita Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   General Artist
If you want to n_n
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GaudiFanYAY Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :meow: ......when you upload new pics :3 i belive there is like thousand people who are waiting your great come back n_n
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ZimKitten Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Jupiter is my favorite planet besides Earth!
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