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Urania - Character Reference Sheet

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Urania, the muse of astronomy!

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

I wanted her to look kind of alien, which is why I decided not to give her hair and exaggerated her eyes a bit. I sent my sketch to my character design professor who suggested the astrology tattoos for her head so she looked a bit less like a wig-less mannequin. I rendered all the astrology symbols myself so I wouldn't have to rely on clip art.

I want to design all nine muses, but so far Urania is the only one that's really worked with me when it comes to designing her. Her outfit and everything seemed to come pretty easy as soon as I decided certain things. I want to use the muses as an opportunity to try and get out of my comfort zone, character design-wise. I'm thinking Clio (history), Thalia (comedy), Melpomene (tragedy) or Calliope (epic poetry) will be my next one. I have somewhere to start with those ones, at least, but still not 100% clear on what i want to do.

Urania and the other muses appear in my Rise of the Guardians fanfic. Urania serves as a messenger between the sun and the moon, and therefore, the Muses and the Guardians. She keeps an eye on the stars and can tell when something bad is going to happen by their patterns. She's one of the kinder muses and travels by flying across the sky like a shooting star.


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
This is a very beautiful Sci Fi work, I think inspired by the XIV century.
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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I would like to go out to the museum of natural history in new york with her and talk about nature, science and the cosmos.  
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Oh, I love that museum (but we avoided a lot of the space stuff because ANXIETY).  She would probably enjoy that very much, though.
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I seriously cannotttt get over how lovely this character is.
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Nice outfit!
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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HoshiBlue21Student General Artist
I loved it from thumbnails!
love your design! she is pretty and love the tattos in her head and the makeup in the eyes
but most of all I love her outfit! is just great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!  Her outfit was so fun :heart:
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HoshiBlue21Student General Artist
you are welcome!
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xBreezeyHobbyist Artisan Crafter
The cheekbones and eyelashes unnerve me a bit, but other than that I'm sold.

Actually, no, scratch that, she's perfect. The astrology tattoos + make-up, and especially the outfit.
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Thank you!  Ha, I don't think she'd mind you being a bit unnerved.  I really enjoyed working on her outfit.
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NoodleNinjaCatHobbyist General Artist
what a great concept and character!!! incredible job!
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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0ArmoredSoul0Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL character design!
And of an original concept as well!
So much YES~!!!
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TeraSArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!  :heart:
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