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CHOW #98 - King Minos
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The King of Crete, step father of the Minotaur (his wife was made mad and cursed with zoophilia because Minos would not sacrifice a magnificent white bull to Poseidon, she then mated with the bull and produced the Minotaur monster of legend.) Also, in Dante's inferno, he is made a judge of the dead.

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2H Pencil drawing on Sketchbook Paper
Scanned, Colored in Photoshop CS3 with my Precioussssssssss
Image © ME!!! 2007
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fassbx Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me gusto mucho este
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kinghuffy2 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Nice use of the bull horn crown. Very symbolic of Minos' power and tyranny, and symbolic to his maniacal demand to the Athenians to have them sacrificed to the Minotaur.
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thormanoftunder Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Years ago I wrote a short tale featuring a Spartan warrioress fighting a minotaur.
Here is the link: [link]
Thor
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101::iconshuffelinplz:
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Shakti-chan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Judge of Hell, marvelous job ^^
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Shakti-chan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Judge of Hell, marvelous job ^^
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Spriglief Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
He also makes a great Gelgamesh
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Kak78c Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Amazing!
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:iconbambiravenchild:
BambiRavenchild Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!!
That's really fantastic work!
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smallreddog Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful work with stunning character
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joaoMachay Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
=D
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Wow! Instead of a tragic victim of Poseidon, you have a barbarian king who looks as though he almost deserved to be struck with the minotaur as a stepson!
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EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, so rich in color and textures
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KorpiAlfsvart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
Awesome! Well chosen colors.
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:iconaberry89:
aberry89 Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Love your art! This is exactly how I pictured King Minos!
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:iconappledust:
appledust Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Student General Artist
Very nice. I love the images in the back as well :)
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Chiko190 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Great,great work!
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terriblejavin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Minos looks powerful now, but just wait until he finds out why his wife smells of the royal stabile!
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ninjacat11 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Amazing work, my friend.
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im1happy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
YOu are amazing:jawdrop::love:
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IMAGINeye Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
I am so so very sorry it took me so long to get to this...DA and I had a bit of a falling out (all in my journal) But anyways, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! :faint: The coloring you did on this is simply amazing...the background looks like marble...I don't know...but it just looks so realistic! And the character design is flawless! :clap: AMAZING WORK!!! :o
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:iconhawkeye:
hawkeye Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
Very Haunting. Beautiful work.
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:iconarabellen:
arabellen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
nice work! specially background & colours!
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:iconmichiganj24:
michiganj24 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
Very cool and the head adornment is a nice touch
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:iconnut73:
NUT73 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
really awesome
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:iconsweeternadiah:
sweeternadiah Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
absolutely gorgeous
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hasansgrafix Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful work..Cheers
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:iconthecommittee:
TheCommittee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
sweet. great design idea on his horned-crown and clothing. ^^
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asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely one of your best. I can see you're pushing your limits, this is clearly more painterly and realistic than your usual works--which are still fantastic, of course, but getting out of the comfort-zone is good for artists. The lack of outlines is also something new, it really fits the atmosphere of the image. Overall, I'm absolutely loving it, you seemed to have nailed down his personality as well. The pose is excellent.
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echo15 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
this is reallly kool!!favourited!!
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ingridarcher Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I really love the background on this.
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DragenEyez Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
lovely positioning though his left arm seems a bit..s.omething. he's wonderfully dynamic and detailed.
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ramita Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
It's a very nice work :) +fav'
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artchetype Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
great expression and pose for Minos, is totally him "heyhey I'm king Minos, so f..."
and some great lighting, pulls the attention to his face and gesture...
btw the red cape stands out great versus the blue-green dark bg.
a +fav for you ^^
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IHaveStyle Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Delicious and tasty once again! Your work is so purty. And you make it look so darn simple to do with your step-by-steps. Which makes me angered, thoroughly, because I cannot do it!

Ah well. My anger fades. Because... this picture? A delight.
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metalmeister5582 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
OMFG! You rule!

Greek mythology is awesome.
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xgothshadowx Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Lovely as always.... nicely done
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:iconprez-liz:
Prez-Liz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
That is without exception the best thing you've ever done!
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:iconmohammad235:
mohammad235 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
ooo nice one!
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:iconsilverlve70:
silverlve70 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly awesome work on the textures and your artwork! Thanks for sharing. =)
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pandagirl6662003 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
awesome job
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BraveBabysitter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is really good... all of the color and art, i have real trouble drawing ppl...
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AkinaWolf Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His eys are lovely :D
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Super beautiful. Love it. <3
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Aquarius21294 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
:clap: AMAZING job with this!
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loki454 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Illustration is a super genius
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Kijame Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
nice work. it's *looking for the right word*
*right word still not found*

ah, well... I wanted to say something like historically correct or somewhat authentic or grasping the Zeitgeist or...

anyways, I like it
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RedEarthofTerra Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
I :heart: Greek Mythology.
And thus, your picture. :)
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Gunmetalblack Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Nice work, and very moody, as you'd expect. I especially like the lighting effect on his armour--it has a real authentic look to it. It contrasts well with the heavy shadows in the pic and keeps the composition lively without ruining the mood. :) Excellent work! Very well done!
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Emmy-Baseckey Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
A Wonderful Job:D
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