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Nike of Samothrace by DreamsOfDownfall Nike of Samothrace by DreamsOfDownfall
This is my rendition of the Nike of Samothrace, a classical Greek statue, one of the most beautiful in the world. It was created to not only honor the goddess, Nike, but to portray artful flowing drapery through its features, which the Greeks considered ideal beauty.

I just finished AP Art History so I wanted to make a reference of some sort to the classical past, in my own way. Of course, I chose to make it a bit psychedelic.

Watercolor on Aquarelle paper.
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shayflower Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I WANT THIS
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reginaDESIGN Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
this is so beautiful!
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jossujb Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thta's just beautiful work of colors!
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akari-sakata Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Beautiful!
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N-Szewski Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! I love your art. you have a really cool style
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vcnielson Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
The bright colors really work in this. It must have taken a lot of patience to do this and not have things overlap in the wrong way.
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ChatonRose Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colors are gorgeous!
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okamix-2 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work:)
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Sun-dancekid Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Love the colours :3
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great-queen-morrigan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh! Yeah this Nike without arms-the sculpture allways seems strange to me...because of this.
:clap:very beautiful!I love colours you used.
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ManarAmmar Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the colors.... :heart:
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cloudiworks Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
beautiful vibrant colours, congrats on a great use of watercolour :)
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
thanks! i am going to take a watercolor class this summer so I really can't wait!
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cloudiworks Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
yay, have fun! ^^
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chiptheghost Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Oh you have no idea the beauty and absolute wonder of this painting! I literally gasped when I saw this, you always do such amazing work, please keep it up (and I know you will :))
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Wow, I am glad you liked it so much! I will try as hard as possible to keep posting all summer, but when school starts things might get rocky
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MakkyRae Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
I love this. Have you heard of Peter Max? Your art reminds me of his. Very nicely done :)
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Oh my gosh I am completely obsessed with Peter Max! He is my hero! I did a mural in his style,

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I love him love him love him!
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MakkyRae Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
ah I knew it! :D one of my favourite artists :)

the murals great by the way ^^
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
I wanted to let you know that I am moving! My new account is:

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Thanks so much loyal watcher favoriter!
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whyys Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student General Artist
this is so lovely!
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
thanks!
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RetroLoony Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
The colors are such a treat for the eyes! :clap: Fantastic work.
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
nom nom nom im glad you though they were tasty
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Laeneris Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student Writer
I would love to have those wings.. *--*
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
wouldn't we all?
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Haru-4an Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very original idea..the colors are magical....:heart:
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Thanks, it was a fun piece to do
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jewrdan420 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
oooh nice!
this is very pretty!!!
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
oh thanks
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SageLaruta Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful.... love it! :dance:
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
aw thanks im glad
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SageLaruta Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
I wanted to let you know that I am moving! My new account is:

[link]

Thanks so much loyal watcher favoriter!
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Dupuis13 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
this is gorgeous!
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
thanks :D
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Appeltjesgroen Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
One of my favourite greek statues. Lovely done with the colours!
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
glad you enjoyed!
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krazddndfreek Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
This is amazing. Wish I had something to say other than how beautiful all the colors are, but I don't think I do.
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Well thats ok I appreciate the kind words.
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iamfuturetrunks Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
hmm I like this. Very colorful. Good job. :)
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
aw thanks
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iamfuturetrunks Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
No thank you for making some nice art. :)
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
:D anytime man anytime
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Mishachu Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Bwah, the wings are the best part, you're really good with Watercolours, it's hard to get colours solid like that. :meow:
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DreamsOfDownfall Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Well, I think part of it is Aquarelle water color paper is just super-absorbent and can really soak up a color until its brilliant and opaque.
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