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Hestia Earth Goddess by ardunt Hestia Earth Goddess by ardunt
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Hestia is the Earth Goddess, an eternal virgin and the the older sister to Zeus. She maintains the fire on Olympus and she receives her offerings first when the other Gods are given theirs.


:iconhiddenyume-stock: provided the Goddess Hestia.

:iconkymyume: is the model who posed for the stock image.

:iconstocklove: provided the foreground images.

:iconskydancer-stock: provided the waterfall image and rock outcroppings.

:iconstockhorse: provided the horse used for the Pegasus.

:iconocd1c-stock: provided the wings used for the Pegasus.

:iconakibara-stock: provided the fire, which I updated from my drawn version.

I created the background including stars and moon.
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:iconkymyume:
KymYume Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Student
Oh how fun! I love how you did my hair! Looks natural. ^_^ The only thing I think you could improve on, would be the fire. Since it's all basically the same value, there's no depth to it. Maybe putting in some stronger highlights could bring that to life. Other than that, great job!
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ardunt Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Took your advice and I changed the fire a bit. Thank you for the direction and of course your posing which was perfect for what I wanted to put together.
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KymYume Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Student
Oh yes that looks much better! Much more natural. ^_^ Great job!
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ardunt Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your direction, I am more pleased with it now.
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ardunt Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, the fire has concerned me but I was afraid of getting it too bright. I will play with that part again and see what I can come up with.

Glad you like it.
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ChibiCeleste Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
Its beautiful!
She really is protecting that flame ^.^
Excellent job. It has this heavenly, out-of-this-world, almost alien feel to it. Its awsome!
(by alien I dont mean little green men in silver suits......but I'm sure everyone knew that)
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ardunt Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, really appreciate the comments and sharing how you see it. Have to admit I had some doubts about it looking finished. So last night I pulled it up again and tried some things with it. As you can see it will stay the way it is. Of course I also started some detail work on my favorite doll too ;)
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ChibiCeleste Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
Awh your just the sweetest. =-}
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ImaginationCubed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Very good!
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:iconardunt:
ardunt Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, when you going to give me some photos to tinker with?
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stephenpadayhag Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
needs more shadowing and blending to make them look authentic
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ardunt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your direction.
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
Great stuff, you really capture the mystery which surrounds this goddess.
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ardunt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, that was my goal, I had so much more I could have used, but for me this was a lot for one manipulation.
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
My pleassure :boing: yeah, one should never overdo it. I've seen some grossly overloaded pictures here where it all seems to be like "how much stock can I squeeze into one single manip" - as if that was some inofficial contest going on :D
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A-Spanish-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
that's awesome! :D
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ardunt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, it was very fun to make, then again you probably know that from my post of it :D
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A-Spanish-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
:D
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ardunt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: on this too. :hug:
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A-Spanish-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
no problem as always :hug:
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bellasmiles Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
You did an incredible job. It's always easy to see what pieces really grab you whole heartedly.
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ardunt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I really enjoyed doing this one. Funny thing is, it started with just the foreground which is really a picture edited and flipped then joined. After that, everything else flowed into place, to include the Pegasus.
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HiddenYume-stock Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
Man what an incredible about of detail here! The scene is presented beautifully!

And I'm amused by the fact that you chose *KymYume to be your virgin Hestia.. she's a Virgo! lol

good luck!!
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ardunt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you and there is proof that what is selected is never as random as we may think. I will note my entry shortly.
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HiddenYume-stock Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
So very true! And that's for the note too.. It helps me keep track of the entries!
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YamiChi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
Lovely combination of images that came together well
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ardunt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I normally shy away from a lot of images, but felt they were all needed in this one.
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ChrissieCool Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work :)
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ardunt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, first time I have been this excited to do something for a contest. :D
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