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Aphrodite: also known as the goddess Venus, has many associations, but in particular she is the ‘Goddess of Love and female passion’. According to Greek legend she sprang from the foam of her father Uranus’ severed member thrown into the sea at Cyprus.  Her symbols are the pomegranate, the swan, the dolphin and the dove. Call upon her to bring love, and to balance the female and male energies in your life.

This page shows the progression from the initial illustration to the digital imagery and colouration of the final character; using a graphics tablet I produced a similar effect to that of a painting using oils/gauche. I developed the image using patterns and textures which I refer to as swatches used during the development of this art work. You can see roughly how the pieces of the picture were developed.

Progression of Artwork from Initial drawing to completion.

Swatches: Patterned layers that were used in the creation of this illustration.

Aphrodite Illustration: This is the initial sketch before the colouration of the design began. Using the swatches above the goddess was patterned and transformed into the illustration below.

Close-up: Cross sections of the ‘Aphrodite-Goddess’ illustration. These images showcase the intricate detail for this piece of artwork. Each part of the illustration has its own symbolism associated with Aphrodite.

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Image2:

Aphrodite final illustration: 

Aphrodite

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Created on: Sept 18, 2012