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Terpsichore - Character Reference Sheet

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Terpsichore, Muse of Dance.

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

Muse eight out of nine! I am so close to being done, yaaaay.

Terpsichore and Euterpe have been the most quiet of the Muses, as far as telling me what they look like and how they behave. I finally got a basic idea for Terpsichore and ran with it, and this is what resulted. Her outfit is not as elaborate as some of the other Muses, and definitely shows a bit more skin, but this is because she is a dancer and needs to be able to easily move around.

Being immortal, she's had all the time in the world to learn everything she could about any and all types of dance. I like to imagine her traveling the world to learn every culture's unique dances and styles. Her favorite, though, are the faster, more aggressive routines.

Terpsichore and the other Muses appear in my Rise of the Guardians fanfic. She's often seen alongside Euterpe, the Muse she seems to be the closest to.

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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SeaPlumeStudent General Artist
I've seen all your designs for the muses, although I haven't had a chance to read your fanfic yet. Most of them have wonderful visual personality, and I must say that the more minimal costume fits Terpsichore perfectly! (I also love the subtle blue streak in her hair.) No doubt someone has already pointed out the way her shoe colors swap sides (inner and outer) in the last pose to the right... Was that a (I hate to say it) mistake, or is it simply due to a change in lighting? Either way, amazing work!
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!  I like the minimal costume on her too.  She doesn't have that big a role in the story right now (she'll get more screen time in a few chapters, I think) but I really enjoy her so far.

Ah yeah, the colors swapping on the last pose was me messing up, lol.  I saw it as soon as I was done and went "...nope, not fixing it!"
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SilverGoddess666Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, I like this one. It's both simple and complex at the same time. I also love how you made her shoes two colors, and how you put the astrological symbols on her skirt too.(I actually wanted to say that to seem observant, but when I noticed the other comment, I realized I'd just sound like a copycat. But I did see them before I saw the comment!)
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Haha, thank you!  And don't worry about it, it's nice that people are noticing what I did with the pattern either way!
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SilverGoddess666Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, it's really neat. Maybe it can be some sort of symbol for the Muses, or something.
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
They've all got the astrological symbol for the sun hidden in their designs somewhere!
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SilverGoddess666Hobbyist General Artist
*begins looking*
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Lol!  Some are more obvious than others. =]
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SilverGoddess666Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, most have it on a necklace, except Erato, which has earrings, right? Or am I finding the wrong symbol?
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Erato an Calliope both have earrings!  And yes, you're finding the right one. =]
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annamae411Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the pattern on her skirt is the same design as on Urania's head
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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annamae411Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome^^ I may not have read the fic, but I have made it a point to see each of the designs for the muses and for Rowan. I must say, they're all freaking awesome.
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a ton!
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annamae411Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome a ton^^
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