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Character Design - Greek Myths by spiritwolf77 Character Design - Greek Myths by spiritwolf77
This is the compilation of what I've been doing in Character Design class this year. The objective was to illustrate a set of characters based on the theme (this year it was Greek myths) using influences from the style of a particular professional artist.

The artist I chose was Jackson Publick (creator of The Venture Brothers). I'm not sure how effectively I captured his style, but I had fun with these nonetheless. This was really the first time I've ever done a substantial amount of cartoon human art so it was quite a challenge for me.

From left to right: Cerberus, Telemachus, Odysseus, Athena, Tiresias, and the Chimera.
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Tedelwou Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Artist
I hope this sounds alright but it seems more Disney-ish to me. But I do see hints of The Venture Brothers style in there. Great job nonetheless! =)
Eureka97 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah,I'm so glad you drew it!
Really well done :)
Sakraida82 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Male Tiresias I see.
Imaginatik Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love these!!! =D
masonday Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
dinn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011   Digital Artist
The chimera is hilarious. :)
LanternCat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010   Filmographer
love it!!!
CaptainVoda Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Its amazing!! Well done! good jod!
Especially Chimaera and Athena are amazing
I would like to see more drawnings from you with Greek Mythology as object:D
RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student Photographer
I really like your art style, not to mention that I love the Odyssey, but why is Telemachus such a wimp?
spiritwolf77 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Sorry for the very delayed reply, I have actually moved to a new account: :iconsaitenyo: and don't check my messages on this one anymore.

From what I recall, I drew him like that because he is a bit of a wimp in the story. He can't get rid of all the suitors, and it's not until his father finally comes back that he seems to show some true incentive.
RS-Kyra Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Photographer
^^; it's perfectly fine. It took me a second to remember this comment anyway.

Hm, I see.
spiritwolf77 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Heh yeah, this was a very very delayed reply.
RS-Kyra Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Photographer
:pat: It's fine.
Anaesty Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010   Photographer
I love it! (Was just randomly looking up things and alighted upon this!)
Gizmoenut Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ah! Such good art!!

(And helps when reading The Odyssey, thanx!)
hunlin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Filmographer
Athena looks a little stiff but I like the pose!
Idhas Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the expression on the goat's head.
fleetingleaves Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
This is really cool - the style you chose really let stheir respective personalities shine through! :+fav:
roby-boh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional
The Chimera is awesome!
neesan-emma Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
have you made any more? i think they're awesome!
spiritwolf77 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Sorry for the very delayed reply! I have actually moved to a new account: :iconsaitenyo: and don't check my messages on this one anymore.

I haven't done any more of these characters specifically, but have done lots of new art over on the other account! :)
blitzcattbabe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
lovely expressions ^_^ each one is just bursting with personality!
Berreh Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
I love it! :D
You should try doing penelope, sirens, or sylla and charybdis. These are really good.
DragonessLife Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
I like that very beautiful.
Zerinity Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Odysseus scared me in that book.. with the arrows... and the swords ... and with nooses... so much blood. :fork: D;
But very nice! I love how you portrayed the characters! =)
Caliypsoe Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Athena and the chimera are amazing. ;)
mellie-belly Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
Boo Yah Athena! Great Job. I like Tiresias, old, blind and wise.
zanessa4ever Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
athena looks very pretty.
omgstarkitty Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
Tiresias and Athena both look really cool.
StormyZoonoc Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
These are some great designs. And you did a really good job at capturing Jackson Publick's style. I especially like the design for Odysseus. Very cool!
nightstalker3258 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Very nice. I especially like Cerberus.
spectrumize Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
haha I love the lion thingy! X)
razz93 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
I like Cerberus, Odysseus, and the Chimaera best... that's really great.
EmpressFunk Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Greek mythology plus Venture Bros.? I think I love you. They look wonderful; I think you did an excellent job! :D
BongzBerry Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Kewl design man! Great gallery too! If you had time, it'll be cool if you check my gallery to, tx!
MariahGem Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I think you did great! It totally looks like his style, but with just a little of yourself in it too! Very nice!
Cique Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
bluegirl4 Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
wow Odysseus's son looks wimpy.
nemalki Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Great designs. Reminds me of a hybrid of the Venture Bros. with a splash of a great Canadian show I recently discovered, Class of the Titans.

Most impressive.
Mairelyn Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I :heart: this so much you have no idea.

the Oddyssey was, and will always be, my favorite out of the Greek myths.
and my favorite characters Oddysseus (Ullysses) and Athena.
Billdrastal Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Very cool. :clap:
makani Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
ahhh!! omg these rule :O
VGiselleH Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
I'm not familiar with the style, so I can't say anything about that, but just looking at this is looks great anyway. Great character designs ^_^ (Except when I looked at Odysseus the first thought that popped into my head was "You know what they say about men with small feet..." >.> ) :p That owl puts Athena in it's shadow, lol :D
PsycopathicHellsing Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
Wow...a chimera AND a Cerberus in the same pic...sweet :heart:
Groovy pic anyways,love the lineart and the colours you chose.Also I think Odysseus looks kickass :)
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cheeks-74 Featured By Owner May 5, 2007   General Artist
EVERYTHING about this is WOW.
ailil Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! each one of them! >w< also what a great theme! =D I love myths and that kind of stuff ^^ too bad I don't know the artist you mentioned x_xU
Great work!, love it! >_<
Freakinblack Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Hobbyist
I've never heard of Tiresias, what myth is he from?
spiritwolf77 Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
I'm not sure what original story he's from, but in the Odyssey, he's one of the characters Odysseus meets in the underworld. He warns Odysseus about the cattle of Helios.

He also appears in Dante's Inferno and is non-specifically referenced in the character of Muad'dib in the book Dune Messiah (I'm a big fan of the Dune series).
Freakinblack Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Hobbyist
oh yeah, now I remember, thats the part that I skimmed over when reading *d'oh* lol
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