Danae by sporeboy


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Added: Dec 11, 2003
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The base drawing for this was done some 15 years ago--lost until recently we moved some boxes to storage. My original intent was to paint this in oils; however, the oils have long since hardened to tube-shaped rocks. So here it is in digital media. I tried to keep from employing too many Photoshop tricks, and just build the color the way I would using brush and canvas.

As I'm posting this, I've noticed quite a few problems. Oh well, makes it look a tad more natural. Maybe I'll fix them in the next 15 years.

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i have a daughter with red hair named Danae.

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the best from danae

Guest's picture

A beautiful interpretation of Danae

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and whats weird is that its names after me. Is this somone you know? well anyway its great!

Guest's picture

This is the most beautiful artwork I have ever seen of Danaé! It is good to see Danaé portrayed as someone attractive, and not those old time drawings...

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Her facial expression is simply wonderful. I think she misses her lover. Her skin is really beautifully done. Great work.

dark-spider's picture

Nice to see you and your beautiful artworks here Smile
Your pics always have some "feeling" in it, I love your way of work.

vision's picture

Absolutely gorgeous work.

sporeboy's picture

I painted right onto the pencil rendering of this one, but tried to keep the sketchy-ness. And thank you for the suggestion on the wrist. Another artist's eye is always appreciated.

yadykaryn's picture

Okay, this is just gorgeous. I really like the "brush" strokes you've kept in rather than smoothing out the texture of her skin, gives it that painterly feel. As for her hand, fingers fine--it's the area where her hand/wrist join that might need tidying up--looks a little vague in there. Could go a touch deeper with the shadows to firm up the anatomy underneath. That aside, I'm marking this as an Epilogue favorite. Smile

Guest's picture

Really lovely! The glow, and the beautifully composed expression are wonderful.

nixjim13's picture

Gorgeous image. I really like the fact that it looks like natural media fro her skin.

sporeboy's picture

Thank you! The dust is meant to be Zeus visiting the imprisoned Danae as a shower of gold.

sdeanbloom's picture

I love her face and the borders a lot. I think the hand really needs to be strengthened, though...maybe sooner than 25 years? ;D

chimera's picture

this is just tóo beautiful. her calm elegant look, the whole atmosphere and colorscheme of red against green..*sigh*
her hand looks uhm ..fine to me. and man do i love that feary-dust!!

sporeboy's picture

Thanks for the feedback on this!

One might think all I do is D&D. But it's all I have right now. Dirty secret: I played BG and BG II-- but in 20+ years, that's the extent of my D&D involvement.

Hopefully, people will see past the genre...

Guest's picture

Nice to see something of yours that isn't targetted at D&D. Smile I particularly like the colors... reminds me of low sunlight during a rainstorm. The other thing I like is the almost sleepy look about her eyes, very tranquil. The hand looks a little awkward to me, but eh... that's a little thing. --marie rose'

elven-nell's picture

Love the natural feel to it. Love it.

Art at its best.