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Actaeon by suburbanbeatnik Actaeon by suburbanbeatnik
I've been really busy lately, and this is the first drawing I've done for myself in about a month. I've had Greeks on the brain (I'm working on a Greek mythological reader) so I drew this character from a paranormal horror/romance novella of mine that I'd like to work on again when I have the time. His name is Actaeon-- like the unlucky hunter who was turned into a stag by the goddess Artemis-- and in many ways he thinks he's doomed to the same fate.
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AnotherStranger-Me Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist
This is really beautiful! I really love the lines, they are so full of life
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
 An admirable image, but I suspect that there isn't NEARLY enough dog-hair on his clothing!;) (Wink) 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It blends in with the wool...
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
 But unfortunately not with the undergrowth (at least not well enough to fool the eyes of Artemis Agrotera).
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Alas, poor Actaeon! I knew him well.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
 Not my favourite incident from Classical Mythology; I have to admit that a major factor contributing to my fondness for Athena is that she was good enough to compensate her own Peeping Tiresias even after she punished him for having stumbled onto her bathing.

 I'll own that Artemis was within her rights to chastise Actaeon, but having him devoured by his own Hounds ... :( (Sad)  
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a sad story. Someday I'll finish my own Actaeon story... the Actaeon expy gets a (sort-of) happy ending. Kind of. DON'T MESS WITH THE GODS EVER
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
 Oddly I'm quite sorry that we never learn whether or not Artemis changed Actaeon's gender along with the rest of his physical form - one could, after all, make a truly WONDERFUL Awful pun from that sort of transformation.

 A special No-Prize to the reader who can tell me just what dreadfully-literal off-colour witticism I'm thinking of ... ;) (Wink) 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
*thinks* I can think of a few... which one is it? ;P 
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love his eyes and hairstyle ;)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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haius Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist
He has a wonderful face.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well, well, well! What have we here! Isn't he a fine looking fellow! He has especially nice cheekbones and a lovely nose. You did a great job of capturing that stage between akward teen and young man. He looks like he's settling rather uncomfortably into being an adult. Goes to snuggle him :hug:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very well said-- he's very snugglable, isn't he? :D
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lol, indeed!
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lycanthropeful Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The lines are almost sensual in a way... I just love the flow overall and your attention to detail in the folds and his face. Nice work!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I am proud of how the drapery turned out...

So, do you think he's hot? :XD:
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lycanthropeful Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the squiggly part down the side! :la:

To be perfectly honest, I've never liked curly hair, but maybe with a buzzcut I'd answer yes! The face is stern but still kind of pouty/moody, which I definitely like. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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ladyjazzkiller Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I approve of Greek things! :D

Really though, this is very nice.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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