Persephone - created by annabat


Persephone
Favs: 19SBS: 35Hi-resRank: 1/22Score: 69% (40)72076 views

ALL Photoshop (18+ hours of painting)

I've been fascinated by the story of Persephone for a very long time. Persephone was The daughter of Zeus and Demeter. She was so lovely that Hades fell in love with her and stole her away from her world of nature.

Eventually Persephone fell in love with Hades and came to rule the underworld with Hades but here I am depicting her right after she was stolen.

Photo was for vague reference only. (5 years and 1796 days ago)

1 Source:

author [banned] says:

I need to do a tiny bit of clean up, but I may not have the time between now and when the contest ends, so It's there.

avatar Giggles
Giggles says:

WOW!!!Amazing job!

avatar pthree
pthree says:

no wonder Pirithous and Thezeus tried to steal her form Hades, with such beautiful eyes...

avatar loopyluv
loopyluv says:

WoW!!!! Such a beautiful entry! well done! you talnted person you!!! so so beautiful!!! Great work!

avatar helenm
helenm says:

STUNNING work!!!

avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

The face is very nicely done. Perhaps the eyes look too big (I wouldnt mind if they were a bit bigger than usual, but this is maybe a bit too obvious) and the chin could be a bit more under the mouth, but I like the overall look of the face (a bit what you can see back in the Symbolism art style, artists like Rosetti, Franz Stuck or to be a bit more in combination with greek influence Alma-Tadema)and especially the mouth is very nicely done. What I do think that needs some further work is the hair. Nothing wrong if not all parts get the same attention and finishing touch -it can be very effective in fact- but imo right now it's too rough and needs at least *some* more details to give it more the feeling of hair, to let it look more than just lines. The shading is nice, perhaps you can add some shadow under the flower in her hair and a biiiit of shading for her collarbone and where the neck reaches the body.
Having said all that (and before I get all PXLEyes against me), this is of course a very nice result . Good luck!

Ow, maybe one more edit: Apart that this is nice work, does Persephone has any particular details that is very recognizable for her (so that this image is more than "just" a pretty piece of work...mmmand to be sure, that question is not meant as any negative, just wondering)?

avatar madamemonty

WOW... she's beautiful

avatar intrinsic
intrinsic says:

I love those eyes! great job!

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Author, I commend you for so many hours of work, and this is a fine looking image of a woman with flowers in her hair. It also suggests nothing to make me think this is a Greek goddess.

avatar Lelaina
Lelaina says:

Besides that I love this beautiful picture (the eyes in particular), I just l-o-v-e your SBS and your fight with the rose

author [banned] says:

Way to write a novel Waz! It's mostly a time issue on the hair. If I had two weeks she would be better... Only have so many hours. Eyes I did on purpose and the rest is just... my vision.

CMYK: Though I respect literal visual representations of certain images, I was going for more of an emotional one. What *I* saw in my head all these years when I thought of Persephone.

avatar Ory
Ory says:

Excellent, really excellent, a lot of work!

avatar GolemAura
GolemAura says:

“Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (and will someone get WAZ a valium... giggle snort)

avatar wtfayla
wtfayla says:

this takes my breath away very well done bravo

avatar DigitalDreamer

Excellent work author looks like it took alot of time and hardwork. Good job and good luck

author [banned] says:

I decided to add a toga, to help hide the funky business that was going on w/ the chest. everything I tried to do to fix it looked weirder than it did before, but I can draw cloth! I actually like it a little bit better now, and now it's more "Greek" for CMYK

avatar Alan2641
Alan2641 says:

Eyes are very well done == like the overall look

avatar nasirkhan
nasirkhan says:

Very beautiful image and lot of works.

avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

The toga is a good addition and works for the composition of the image as for the theme. And well, next time I guess I'll say something like "nice", ok? Good luck!

author [banned] says:

I wasn't complaining Waz, just that it was LONG! heh

avatar OliviasArts

now that is talent i think it fits perfectly with theme, i would see her the same way author... ohhh god i wish i had your talent, oh yeh and patience (computer would be out the window by step 3 ) hehehehe

avatar prairiekittin

Wow!! Great work!

avatar devangel
devangel says:

great job author!!

avatar gopankarichal

great work! adding to my "Fav" list. Real talent in photoshop.(no Gimmick.....true artist)

no avatar

Awesome Job Author ...........Good Luck........

avatar nishagandhi

great job

avatar Warlock
Warlock [banned] says:

Captivating creation impressive skills most accomplished artist!!

avatar Siminho90
Siminho90 says:

GZ! very good! good luck

avatar jaskier
jaskier says:

Very nice portrait,but not related to the clue of the contest.Upper rose,stronger shadowing will improve image.

avatar DarkQueen
DarkQueen says:

This is so beautiful,will be a top 3 if not the first!

avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

Um...quite simply stunning! Beautiful and soft...heartbreaking and sweet. A kiss to you, author.

avatar Nellista
Nellista says:

OK, so, I looked and I looked and...then looked again at this image! It's fascinating....very very beautiful and very well done...! But...I was reading all comments and thought about the question whether it respects the theme or not! I was a bit confused cause I wanted to vote high on this one..! So...I went back to the contest description and read it more carefully. Even if it says: "create an interesting scene based upon the story", it also says "Depict one of your favorite Greek or Roman Gods/Goddesses in an artful manner...!" And this awesome creation does exactly this! So...high marks!

avatar Giallo
Giallo says:

Wonderful job very nice

avatar madamemonty

Congrats, absolutely beautiful

avatar RichieMB
RichieMB says:

Congratulations for 1st

avatar nasirkhan
nasirkhan says:

Congras!, well deserve for win

avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

Oh boy! Congrats! You!!! Beautiful job!

avatar gopankarichal

congrats!! well deserved

avatar mymy
mymy says:

Anna...What can I say this is a masterpiece, congrats for the 1st place!

avatar oana
oana says:

congrats Anna!!!

avatar devangel
devangel says:

Congrats for 1st

avatar bluerose
bluerose says:

very very very beautiful, really like it!

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