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This is a commission I did for a client who just joined the navy. He's very into Roman and Greek mythology. Given what profession he was entering, we thought a portrait of Minerva (aka Athena) the goddess of war-- pictured by the sea, a trireme, and some Italianesque scenery-- would be appropriate.
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Gailie2 Featured By Owner May 3, 2018
Gorgeous!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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CrazyRainGirl Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
The shading on this is really good! :O Beautiful piece! 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :) 
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CrazyRainGirl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016
<3
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pardos66 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
All hail, Minerva!! _/\_ :iconnamasteplz:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes! :)
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pardos66 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
yup!
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LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely Colours :heart: Beautiful Work<33
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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artesora Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lovely colours :D And I love the fierce expression on her face, too, it's very fitting.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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artesora Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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EuropeanCar650 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Fantastic work, but I personally prefer the name Athena, it sounds better.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I do too, but the client wanted a portrayal of the Roman goddess, as opposed to Pallas Athene. :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous work! :love:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Spinnradler Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Awesome!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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sternban Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work! :))
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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shurose18 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Gorgeous work, i'm in love with the detail and time you've put into this, the coloring is amazing!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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janey-jane Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
I love her swooshy red drape. My family used to jibe me that Athene was my patron goddess, it only got worse in college as I was majoring in business honors, lib arts honors, and textiles & apparel design - corresponding to Athena's being the goddess of strategic warfare, wisdom, and the household arts. plus, owls as an attribute? I can get behind that.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I always identified with Athena too... I'm not surprised that you like her as well! And you can't go wrong with owls, can you? :)
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SapphireHarp Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Joanne - thank you so much for accepting the commission!

I'm still waiting for the actual piece, but I can tell you it's exactly what I requested it would be. Both on the literal level and others as well. When describing what I hoped for, I rattled on at length about the nuance I hoped the painting would have and Joanne managed to capture it perfectly. It's brilliant.

P.S. Joanne, what were the medium and materials you used?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It was lovely working for you, and I'm so pleased you liked the result.

I used acrylics on multimedia paper, my favorite. Did you receive the painting yet?
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SapphireHarp Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did a little while ago and it is everything I hoped it would be. Thank you again!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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Razielus91 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful artwork

These colours and details :wow:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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AlMightyMermaid Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who is she?
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AdrianosArt Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is very appropriate for such an occasion! I really like your style. This is very well-drawn. I also like that you added the owl. Very nice touch ;)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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AdrianosArt Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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riththewarluid Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is lovely. :) I really like the subtle owl included in the lower corner of the drawing; a nice touch to Minerva and her mythos.
The only issue I can see is that, technically, triremes actually had three rows of oars, rather than one. Hence being a "tri"reme!
Other than that, simply beautiful. The details are wonderful, as is your shading. Thank you for sharing!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, that's true! I guess I painted a bog-standard galley then. Oh well, it's still a warship of some variety, that's what really counts. :D

Thanks!
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riththewarluid Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course! It's a beautifully rendered warship, at that. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :XD:
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HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*EMOTIONAL* Just stunning.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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x-hearts-under-fire Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is fantastic!!! beautiful!!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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