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Agamemnon and Iphigenia by PheobeMeryll Agamemnon and Iphigenia by PheobeMeryll
This is kind of a fan-art-ish picture of Agamemnon and Iphigenia. If you don't know the story, you should look it up, but the basic thing is that Artemis has demanded that Agamemnon sacrifice Iphigenia, his daughter. (He does it, too.) I based it off of a photo I found from a performance of the Oresteia (three plays about the house of Atreus), so it's not completely my own interpretation.
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Kiiirad Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
This is really good! :D I like the wrinkliness of his cape and her dress... I can never quite draw wrinkles right. You're good at drawing hair too!
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PheobeMeryll Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Thank you! :glomp: Wrinkles are hard for me, too...I just keep copying pictures I see until I get used to it, basically...
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silamir Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008   General Artist
so sad. :(
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
again with that anatomy! The arms...and the legs, and the feet and especially the hands, and the faces too! Everything is just so good and you don't need a reference 24-7 to draw either! You're so good. ^.^ :hug: :clap:
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PheobeMeryll Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
thanks! :glomp:
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ur welcome. :)
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
ooh lovely work! I like how you drew Iphigenia.
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PheobeMeryll Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
thank you! :O_o: :blush: Coming from an artist as good as you, that's a big compliment. :hug:
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
:blushes: aww you're very welcome! :cuddle: But I love your drawings. They're really good.
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PheobeMeryll Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
yay :glomp: :heart: :)
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
:hug: :heart:
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celticabria Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Ohhhh bravo!!
Bravo!!
Of corse we know that story. The drawing is really beautiful, but you should have shown more ambition in Agammenon's face I think... he was able to kill her own child for glory and victory!!
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PheobeMeryll Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Thank you!

Yes...that was the reason I said it was kind of a "fan fiction" picture. Because according to Homer and a lot of the Greek writers, the fact that Agamemnon was able to kill his own child was something to be proud of, like you said. But I think that he must have had some misgivings or sadness at the fact that he had to kill his own daughter...at least, that's how I imagine it. So I made him sad-looking. It's just one interpretation. Yours is probably more true to the legends, but I like looking at legends from different points of view, too. :)
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celticabria Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
:D

Ok, that's right, actually he didn't enjoy the idea from? what I can remember.... Iigenia was her favourite!

So that's not bad at all!!!

PS. Please correct my english, don't wanna arrive in Ireland and make people neither think I'm talking in english neither doing so. :S
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PheobeMeryll Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
:XD: hehe...Well, it really depends on the version you're reading, like I said. Anyway, your English is fine! I'll correct you if I see something, though. :XD: You'll be okay in Ireland. When are you going?
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celticabria Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
This friday!
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