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Clio - Character Reference Sheet

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Clio, the Muse of History.

See the other Muses:
Calliope - Clio - Erato
Polyhymnia - Melpomene - Thalia
Urania - Terpsichore - Euterpe

She wound up taking a lot longer than she should have because a bunch of things kept going wrong for the past two weeks. I would have liked to have finished her last weekend but here we are now. Gonna try to really get the next one out quickly so I don't fall too far behind.

Clio and the other Muses appear in my Rise of the Guardians fanfic. I am designing them and working on them independently of this universe, however, as an assignment for one of my classes.

Anyway, as the Muse of History, Clio has the ability to travel through time. The only catch is that she can't go any further forward than the latest moment she, herself, has experienced. So, essentially, she can't go into the future, only the past. Most of the time she only visits and observes, but sometimes she's required to look into situations in the past to help solve problems in the present. She's also great at inspiring historical fiction.

Clio is something of an inventor/craftsman, and spends a lot of her time working on designs from old Renaissance masters. She travels by a set of wings based on Leonardo da Vinci's designs (but I have not drawn them out yet, that will have to be a separate sheet for a separate time).

When it comes to the RotG universe, she gets along with Bunny pretty well and, like many of the other Muses, enjoys giving Jack a hard time.

Her design was really tedious between all her ringlets in her hair and all the stripes in her outfit. I also had to make a few custom shapes for all the gears on her corset. But I think the sort of steam punk inspired look really works for her and I'm happy with how she came out.


Something Quite Peculiar - Chapter 01
Chapter One: Reminiscing
The cabin could barely be called a cabin. It was more of a hut: a building in the loosest sense of the word. It had four walls and a roof, a door, a window, and a chimney that looked as though it were ready to fall over. Truthfully, it appeared that a strong gust of wind could knock down the shack, with signs surrounding which read, “Condemned” and “No Trespassing.”
The small structure was concealed behind several large trees, and was incredibly easy to miss, nestled within the forest that rarely anyone ventured into.
It was always snowing around this cabin, regardless of the season.
Inside was exceedingly less interesting than outside, if at all possible. There was only one room, which contained a mattress and pillow in the corner, a fireplace that appeared to have not been used in decades, and a few shelves on one of the walls.
The shelves proved to be at least somewhat intriguing, containing items such as a matryoshka do
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Jirka1912Disney's avatar
Beautiful Steampunk :)
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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what is here favorite era.
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cutiepie185Hobbyist Writer
I love the steampunk style in her outfit.
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you~
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violetmoonkittyHobbyist General Artist
She reminds me of Emilie Autumn!!!
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Definitely took some inspiration from Opheliac-era Emilie. =]
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violetmoonkittyHobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!! im a plague rat how bout you?
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Raise your paws, bare your claws~

I wasn't feeling FLAG as much as I was hoping I would but she puts on a good show. =]
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violetmoonkittyHobbyist General Artist
yah,shes my inspiration,and the reason i write poetry!
Also Cap'n Maggots and Veronica from the bloody crumpets are pretty awesome too!
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Can I just ask something? I've been through all of the Muses (and loved every single one of them, especially Euterpe) and noticed that most of them had a circle and a dot in the middle somewhere on their person. Like on the back of Euterpe's vest and Thalia's choker. I was just wondering if there was any special significance about that.
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!  They actually all have the symbol, some of them are just more subtle than others (Polyhymnia's is on her bracelet, not very noticible on my part, oops, and others just have earrings or buttons).  It's the astrological symbol for the sun, they wear it because Apollo is their leader. =]
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oooh! That's pretty neat. I really like how you did that
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Not a problem, cher. Wink/Razz 
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ToddNTheShiningSwordHobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know anything about the story you've got here, but I think it's really interesting that she can't travel further in time than the latest time she's experienced. It's like the thing I think Einstein said where once time travel is invented, people will not be able to travel backwards in time to the point before the first time machine was invented- except switched backwards!
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!  I mostly did that because I felt like it would be too convenient to go forward and figure out how to resolve whatever issue they were having in the present.
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So after this we have 3 more Muses we haven't seen yet?
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Yep, there's nine in all!
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I know, who have you not drawn yet? I've read all your chapters but It's still hard to keep track.
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I just posted up Erato, and my last two will be Terpsichore and Euterpe.  They haven't had very big roles in the story.  If anything, the most prominent ones are Calliope, Melpomene and Urania.
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Neat, cant wait.
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Oh no, don't cry blood, that sounds terrible!
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