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Greek Caballa by ErikShoemaker Greek Caballa by ErikShoemaker
edit[03|12|09]: just a few minor changes which you probably won't even notice. I think the white border looks a lot better than the black one, and I also reduced the contrast slightly.

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In Greek mythology Poseidon is the god of oceans and earthquakes. He was integrated into the Olympian gods as the brother of Zeus and Hades. In Greek art Poseidon was associated with tridents and horses that could ride on the sea.
Have you ever imagined how gods and their realms really look like?

Actually I'm not a religious person but for some reason I am interested in these old historical fables.

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This image went trough so many stages, it's hardly believable I ended up with this version. Looking at the very first version I'm sure one can say the improvement here is immense. I had to rework the whole thing several times until myself and the S3-crew were finally pleased with it.
You can find a few of the earlier versions here: [link]

Technically speaking this is about 40% digital painting and 60% Manipulation. Can you tell which parts were drawn? :P
The original size is 8000*5000px.
The lack of lighting on the horse is intentional btw.

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Some stock and reference credits:
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dynamic hair brushes by =arrsistable

Thanks!

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© Erik Schumacher
This is no stock image, so don't use, copy or manipulate the original artwork without my written permission.
Visit my website: www.xkire.de
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:iconbabyelove:
babyelove Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
awesome
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:icon26nitonic:
26nitonic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
coolz
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:icon26nitonic:
26nitonic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ur welcomz:D
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:icondarko668:
darko668 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cool
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconobliviousleaf:
obliviousleaf Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
really cool!!! i love greek myths!!!! i really love pegasi too!!!!!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you! :)
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:icontheredsnowflake:
theredsnowflake Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
..VERY BEAUTIFUL...♥_♥
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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:iconzaphri:
Zaphri Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :O!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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:iconj0in:
J0in Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Woot ! Dude, awesome artpiece !
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks man :D
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:iconj0in:
J0in Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010   Digital Artist
And thanks for the fav btw !
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:iconarrsistable:
arrsistable Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Love your work! :love:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :) I love your hai brushes, I use them all the time. :D
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:iconryba513:
ryba513 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
great work !
There is only one little thing bugging me... Horse wings, they should be longer (but that's just me ;p) anywais great job :D
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for your input :D
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:iconzocafx:
zocafx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
why wasn't I aware of this beautiful piece? thanks for updating it!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol thanks man :P
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Destin8x Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
somehow didn't end up in my fave-box yet...deep shame all over meh! :+favlove:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe better late than never dude! :P Thanks a lot
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Az7ec-C Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ist gut geworden! :)
Aber ich mag keine Pferde :p
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:P
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s0rr0w-4rts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
immernoch geilxD
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke XD
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:iconlemures87:
Lemures87 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderfull!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconaleebr:
aleebr Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
damn thats sick broski
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks man
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:iconsteam10:
SteaM10 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome bro, and i love the Greek elements on this. But Poseidon is the God of Sea not the god of the earthquakes... Greek here :P
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mhm damn I found that on wikipedia I think. lol
Thanks for your comment!
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:iconsteam10:
SteaM10 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Its ok :D
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Shade-Fallen-gfx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
I prefer the old version
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TOYBOX-plaza Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
awesome :o
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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:iconcursive-illustration:
cursive-illustration Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hm, irgendwie mag ich die erste version mehr. die ist ruhiger :)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im Prinzip hab ich ja nur den Rahmen geändert und eigentlich nichts am Geschehen :D
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:iconcursive-illustration:
cursive-illustration Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
öhm, ... njoa sieht aber trotzdem ruhiger aus :D
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:iconr2on:
r2on Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
What border is amazing. Wonderful piece Kire. I just love it!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks mate!
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:iconprawnsticks:
PrawnSticks Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009   Writer
Really beautiful, and almost creepy. In a good way ;)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you ;)
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PrawnSticks Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009   Writer
:D
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greaterthanthree Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
woah, that's some crazy contrasting colours.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that was my purpose :)
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dimi546 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
This is so awesome :)
but why the birds? Poseidon wasn't the God of birds...
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea :XD: some people wanted me to fill a part of the empty space around the horse with some dark elements and I just really liked them.
Thanks a lot!
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