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Orpheus by Minnhagen Orpheus by Minnhagen
This painting was originally made for CGSociety's "Steampunk Myths and Legends" Challenge, but unfortunately I never got around to finish it in time. Instead I finished it later, outside of the competition.
It's a steampunkish reinterpretation of the old Orpheus & Eurydice myth. Orpheus travels to the Underworld and plays his harp to Hades, Lord of Death, in an attempt to persuade him to release his beloved Eurydice. In this particular version, Death is a machine...
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AlexieUtopie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
It's very well done !
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Mirrixor Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love it :love:
The concepts of the characters are really nice, and Cerberes looks very sweet as a robot doggy xD
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Reyai-Bloodrose Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Oh that is amazing!
I absolutely adore your take on Hades. :D
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DragonLoverartis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i bet that violinist is Alex Rybak....playin FairyTale
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lukemicallef Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
And I'm guessing that's Persephone hiding behind Hades over to the left? Great pic! :D
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is, :happycry: beautiful!
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pascal2010 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
wow!!it's fantastic!!
how did you do that?!
poor Orpheus ....
where is presephone?!
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:iconmastermitosi:
MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She's clinging to Hades' right arm.
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:iconpascal2010:
pascal2010 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
let me see...
oh!!she is persephone?!
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:iconmastermitosi:
MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah.
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:iconpascal2010:
pascal2010 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
wow!:woohoo:
please,please,please draw anothere greek myth!:happybounce:
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What makes you think I drew it?
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:iconpascal2010:
pascal2010 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
hm?
i don't say you must draw it,I say please draw it.
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:iconmastermitosi:
MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Translation of my earlier: I didn't make this.
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pascal2010 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
wow!!!it's perfect!!
how did you do that?!
poor Orpheus ...
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KinsmanFrederik Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
In the Kingdom of Hades....
Badass job!
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lyraleperformer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
The violinist is left-handed :')
not alone.
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starryking-palancar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Jeez :)
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BlackMarionette Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. I can't believe it. This is what my marching band show is about. Here it is if you'd like to see it!
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In the first movement, Orpheus loses his wife and plans on getting her back, the second movement is where he plays for Hades and he agrees to give her back, and the third movement is their crazy journey out of the underworld and he loses her again. :)
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D-Avalon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
lovely! the use of light and shadow really made this pop out! at first i thought that Hades was Forte from Beauty and the beast until I saw persephone and cebe in the shadows.
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ChaosDante Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm very familiar with this story. And I feel your modern version does well to capture it's imagery.
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Shalafi-sama Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Oh, this is just really cool. I like the elements of the myth that you've included and adapted.
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MamoruShiro Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
very nice! : D but i also imagine Orpheus with a guitar, and playing a solo that make underworld god cry....

mmm it must have a lot of sense : D and... maybe he plays Death Metal
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SudYugi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!, great job!!
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freakypencils Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student General Artist
I. LOVE. THIS.
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SH1F-T Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Awesome. =D Particularly enjoying your steampunk Cerberus.
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Blabyloo229 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
very good work! too bad about not getting it in on time. Hades and cerberus look fantastic, and the fact that Orpheus is in the only place with light. very eye catching :+fav:
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Hreter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Student Writer
you are a genius!
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XDeiLoverX Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
everything's so perfect.
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Tallfreaks Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Love it! Amazing piece :clap: much like the rest of your work, Bravo!
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MadMeeper Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Student Filmographer
Lovely lighting affects! I love how your attention is brought directly to Orpheus but still includes the machine.
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tesskronicle Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, that's really amazing... :love:
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ForbiddenObsession Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
aww, persephone is absolutely adorable =3
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Orpheus351 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Wow. Great way of putting a legend into a modern picture. The lighting is amazing
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LoopyOnCider Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
is that a penelope I see?
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:iconamosa:
amosa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
cool use of color to create atmosphere
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houk Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Fantastic!
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ZomaS-M Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
What a brilliant idea! I can't even begin to touch on what wonders Death's being a machine would do to this particular story. And so beautifully executed.
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Merrii Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Student General Artist
that is amazing! the blues and greys you used make the colossus intimidating , while the light set on orphius is warm. wonderful contrast, wonderful work .
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Hyel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Fantastic!
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calebcleveland Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely astounding concept! Love it!
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DollyPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing, a masterpiece!
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celestialenvy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Wow, this looks amazing, awesome design.
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pagan-live-style Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
This fine Deviation, is featured in my Journal of this week !!! greetz lenZ
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Socratim Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
love the fiddler's pose!!!
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Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Very cool, I love how those Exhaust pipes form his beard and hair.
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keb-s Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! I love it!
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blouse Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
I can just love the story behind this! I feel connected to the musician, even though all I can see is his back. Bellisimo!
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MissusHow Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Student Artist
I really love this!
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scottdoom Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beyond brilliant! So much detail! Love the perspective!

I mean, I could look at this for a long time. So awesome.
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