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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




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Applejack2307's avatar
Applejack2307|Hobbyist General Artist
How beautiful ideas, colors and animals !

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Lilybug37|Student Artist
i love the greek mythology and about the moons was very interesting
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dania77's avatar
dania77| Digital Artist
I've imitated this picture but not much like them

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hans-sniekers-art|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|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome. Would love to draw like this!
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jayevans|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's avatar
ShadicWolf|Hobbyist General Artist
wow :OO - hug - very cute too :)
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Brodnork|Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES! MY HOME PLANET... uh... I mean MY FAVOURITE PLANET IS AWESOME!!!
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Lightningsphere|Student General Artist
I love these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The moons are cute!!!!!!!! :squee: SO EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You inspire me so......................
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chibiluxray's avatar
I love all ur pics there amazing
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royishot|Hobbyist Artist
just trying somethin
:brokenheartplz:
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Kristof1018's avatar
try :icon brokenheartplz: with no spaces
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royishot|Hobbyist Artist
ok :iconbrokenheartplz:
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Fleara's avatar
love your work on every pic!!!
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Jeaninamage|Hobbyist Digital Artist
that lion... coool!!!!!!!
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karu-4evrRED|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's avatar
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|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gawd! Why can't I draw lions like you?!
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love it, it is so pretty and well done
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Xintongeography|Student General Artist
:iconplanet-jupiterplz: Gorgeous drawing! :iconplanet-jupiterplz:
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Brodnork|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool Jupiters
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arthurpprado|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| 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|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, but there are some which have the name of their children
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