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The Myth of Pandora
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Published: December 4, 2016
An entry for Mythical Scene Contest by artnouveau

Mythic Scene Contest (9 contestants)Hello everyone!
Since we had less than ten participants before the deadline the contest has been extended for a (little over a) month. Hopefully everyone who answered in our last poll that they needed more time will be able to participate with the extra time.
To those who have already submitted: remember that you are welcome to make two entires in total. And it is also okay to revisit your submissions, before the new deadline, if you realize there's something you want to change.
To everyone: remember to read all the requirements carefully, and make sure that you are illustrating a scene from a myth and not just drawing a person/being from a myth!
Hello lovely deviants. A theme has been chosen, prizes are accumulating, and our 2016 contest can begin! :heart:
Theme
Thank you to everyone who voted. As usual we will save the rest of the themes as possibilities for our future contests. The theme that was chosen is the following:
Mythic Scene: Illust


Mixed media: Watercolor; gouache; black, cream, yellow ink; color pencils; drawing pens on paper.

Stocks used:

Pose reference: Damsel by TwilitesMuse

Greek cloth reference: Grecian girl pouring glass stock II (2015) by QueenWerandra

Pithos references:

Book: Myths and Legends from Around the World by Sandy Shepherd & Tudor Humphries
(Wow thank goodness I happen to own this book, great for myth references. :D)

Pottery 02 PNG Stock by Roy3D
Wikipedia: Pandora's Box


Comments and/or critiques are welcome, feel free to give your thoughts regarding my artistic skill, elements, or symbolism in this specific setting. :)
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IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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Comments (10)
rainbow-heron's avatar
rainbow-heron|Hobbyist General Artist
Using an urn instead of a box - interesting.
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SlytherclawPadawan|Professional General Artist
That's because I'm referring to the original myth - a pithos, not a box. ;)
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rainbow-heron|Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent Boogie! Love it when original source material is used.
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Jakeukalane|Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice! pythos ftw
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SlytherclawPadawan|Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Jakeukalane|Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome
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t3h3r3ee|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!

Darn you Pandora! That's why it was supposed to stay shut!!
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SlytherclawPadawan|Professional General Artist
Thanks. :D But curious Pandora was curious. commis- Pandacat noes 
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PenumbraChey|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is lovely. I really love the choice you made in rendering the contents of the 'box'.
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SlytherclawPadawan|Professional General Artist
Thanks. :D It's kind of spontaneous idea, trying to make use of my 'new-found' white & cream ink (sakura souffle) - yess I just knew that these stuff exist ..and available around my place, with relatively cheap price too! :grin: 
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