#1 Edited by fromthedead (73 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, I guess I get to head this baby. Since I've been watching Spartacus and playing God of War III I've been on a greek Mythology Kick. Well, lets see you guys come with some interesting creatures from mythology. Show me your versions of Medusa, Ares, Poseidon or whatever ancient character suits you. Just make sure we can tell who it is and it's not just some guy/gal in a toga! Deadline is April 16th.
 
Edit - Don't be confined to the "typical" ideals of mythology. This is meant to be YOUR version of the character. Imagine Ares, the god of war, still in his ancient armor but adorned with weapons and trinkets throughout ALL of history. Aphrodite as an ancient dominatrix, Hercules stitched up and scarred (I know these are silly examples but I'm tired). Think of what McFarlane did with Oz and you get the idea. 

#2 Posted by fromthedead (73 posts) - - Show Bio

Oops misspelled "Character"

#3 Posted by spidey 15 (17756 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm.... interesting...=]
#4 Posted by Subject 30 (205 posts) - - Show Bio

#5 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

My official entry for now. :/
#6 Posted by Octagon Freak (11158 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't mean to burst any balloons, but isn't this the Character Creation Contest, where you have to create an original character based on a simple suggestion. If everybody does Medusa and Zeus and Hercules, then it's not original. That sounds more like an idea for the original Art Show-Off Contest.

#7 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio
@Octagon Freak:
it's still character creation if you put your own spin on it, for example Bill Finger and Bob Kane "created" Batman, but Frank Miller re-created the character, and in no-way would i consider the Frank Miller Batman the same as Kane's Batman they are two completely different entities. 
 
it happens like that all the time in comics.
#8 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio

 
#9 Posted by fromthedead (73 posts) - - Show Bio
@Octagon Freak: 
Well the last one was a create your own Deadite from a pre-existing franchise so I figured this could be interesting to see people's interpretations of the greek gods and other creatures. For instance, look at the all the different versions of Hades. In Disney's Hercules he has blue fire for hair, In God of War he looks like this gladitorial demon. There's still lots of room for creativity. Hell, You could even modernize Ares to see what he would look like if he were still around nowadays.
#10 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Since it's our version, I made mine with an oriental twist. :D


  "AKIRESU" is the hero of Giresu; a nation that attacked the kingdom of  Turoyu after Turoyu's prince Parisu took Giresu's queen Herenu. 
He fought and killed Turoyu's own hero: Hekutoru. This is the story of Turojanu Taisen! Ehehehe! I'm allowed to make fun of Japanese accent cause I have Japanese blood :p.... 
 
Achilles is a Mythological creature right? I hope this is a valid entry.. :D
#11 Posted by spidey 15 (17756 posts) - - Show Bio
@ssejllenrad:
I won't reply to you again since i will think better compliments...lol...=]
#12 Posted by Omegaman10 (541 posts) - - Show Bio
@ssejllenrad:
haha had to read through a couple of times to get that :P nice pic though!
#13 Posted by Shatterstar (4547 posts) - - Show Bio

BTW this is contest #19 not 24.

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#14 Posted by fromthedead (73 posts) - - Show Bio
@Shatterstar: Oops, I saw the last one had 23. My bad.
#15 Posted by DavidR (1366 posts) - - Show Bio
@ssejllenrad said:
" Since it's our version, I made mine with an oriental twist. :D

  "AKIRESU" is the hero of Giresu; a nation that attacked the kingdom of  Turoyu after Turoyu's prince Parisu took Giresu's queen Herenu.  He fought and killed Turoyu's own hero: Hekutoru. This is the story of Turojanu Taisen! Ehehehe! I'm allowed to make fun of Japanese accent cause I have Japanese blood :p....   Achilles is a Mythological creature right? I hope this is a valid entry.. :D "
Great line placement, cool stuff!!
#16 Posted by Argentino_18 (955 posts) - - Show Bio

I've got an Idea, I need an Artist! 

#17 Posted by DavidR (1366 posts) - - Show Bio
@Caligula said:
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Good head shot and feel to your Medussa
#18 Posted by CuttingEdgeKomix (285 posts) - - Show Bio

 

I don't have a lot of time lately but this one sounded fun so I put this together in about 30 mins.
#19 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio
@DavidR:
thanks much man
#20 Posted by kitetsu (49 posts) - - Show Bio


#21 Posted by neumato (93 posts) - - Show Bio
@kitetsu: 
 
LOVE your style! Kinda reminds me of  Kricfalusi or Bakshi  . Sweet pic.
#22 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio
@kitetsu: Absolutely captured the essence of Eros... Nice!
#23 Posted by fromthedead (73 posts) - - Show Bio

cool stuff so far. My band has been touring so I haven't been around too much but voting is still set for Friday.

#24 Edited by IcePrince_X (4865 posts) - - Show Bio

Medusa's Blade

  

Her is the story of a virgin priestess of Athena, Goddess of the Wisdom,  who was raped by the God of the Sea, Poseidon. Asking for comfort to the goddess she adored whom she believed will save her but instead cursed her to be a terrifying creature whose mere looks can turn anyone into stone.

Bitter and angry of her fate, she happened to lure the godly and divine weapon, the Witchblade. Together, the two set out to kill the two gods who made her, who she is.

It took the power of the entire Olympus Gods, The Darkness and The Angelus (parents of the Witchblade) to pacify the attack but enough to wound and cause havoc to Poseidon and Athena.   

#25 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio
@IcePrince_X: I like that! Nice one! It'll be a hard decision between yours and kitetsu's entry for my vote.
#26 Posted by couzinit99 (169 posts) - - Show Bio
@IcePrince_X said:
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Medusa's Blade

  

Her is the story of a virgin priestess of Athena, Goddess of the Wisdom,  who was raped by the God of the Sea, Poseidon. Asking for comfort to the goddess she adored whom she believed will save her but instead cursed her to be a terrifying creature whose mere looks can turn anyone into stone.

Bitter and angry of her fate, she happened to lure the godly and divine weapon, the Witchblade. Together, the two set out to kill the two gods who made her, who she is.

It took the power of the entire Olympus Gods, The Darkness and The Angelus (parents of the Witchblade) to pacify the attack but enough to wound and cause havoc to Poseidon and Athena.   

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this picture is amazing i love the pose and i love the background. ok i love everything about this piece of work. NICE JOB :D
#27 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio
@IcePrince_X:
genious as always
#28 Posted by EGoD (1516 posts) - - Show Bio

I stumbled on this yesterday when I decided to take a break from AION first time ever not playing that thing in 6 months go me! lol, anyway, I couldn't pass up a Greek mythology one so I quickly drew and inked this, I might colour it and repost if I have time but probably not. 

 


 

#29 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio
@EGoD said:
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I stumbled on this yesterday when I decided to take a break from AION first time ever not playing that thing in 6 months go me! lol, anyway, I couldn't pass up a Greek mythology one so I quickly drew and inked this, I might colour it and repost if I have time but probably not. 


 

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Wow! Nice one!
#30 Posted by fromthedead (73 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow. I knew this would be a popular subject.
 
Lotsa great entries. It's now VOTING TIME. Thanks to all who contributed. I'll tally the votes on the 20th. Hopefully that's enough time. 

#31 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this the voting thread as well? If so then my vote goes to IcePrince_X.. :D

#32 Posted by Constantine (16046 posts) - - Show Bio
@ssejllenrad said:
" Since it's our version, I made mine with an oriental twist. :D

  "AKIRESU" is the hero of Giresu; a nation that attacked the kingdom of  Turoyu after Turoyu's prince Parisu took Giresu's queen Herenu.  He fought and killed Turoyu's own hero: Hekutoru. This is the story of Turojanu Taisen! Ehehehe! I'm allowed to make fun of Japanese accent cause I have Japanese blood :p....   Achilles is a Mythological creature right? I hope this is a valid entry.. :D "
lol you like the letter U