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Autumn - Polyhymnia by XIXDeviant Autumn - Polyhymnia by XIXDeviant
The Muse Polyhymnia as a personification of the autumnal season.
This artwork was inspired by two beautiful works of Alfons Mucha:
-La Trappistine (1897)
-The Passion of Christ (1904)
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mightymapletree Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Writer
Beautiful.
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jdesigns79 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
perfect Mucha style :) well done!
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XIXDeviant Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
wow thank you so much :D
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El-Barbudo96 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! pure Mucha!
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XIXDeviant Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Wooh thank you so much, I’m honored.
Congratulations for your work, it’s so pleasing to watch, and the precision of your lines leaves me speechless everytime. Simply astounding.
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TipsyBrighteh Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Artist
wow cool!!! i know his grandson john mucha! my family is friends with him!
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XIXDeviant Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Really? You shold be very proud!!!!!! :)
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TipsyBrighteh Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Artist
i am :)
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optionalcareers Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful. Very well done.
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I like the thistles and spikes theme, you recreated well the style of Mucha but with your own composition.
I just find her eyes a bit too sad, but that's how they are in "La Trappistine" so I understand your choice.

You do the basic colours on computer, and then, you print it and make the details with crayons ? :)
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XIXDeviant Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Thank you. Yes, the sad eyes are taken directly from “The Trappistine”.

I’m not very skilled with digital coloring, so I prefer to do the flat/basic colours on computer, and then make the shadows and details by hand, with the crayons. Unfortunately, the results are often weird. :|

Congratulations for your artworks, you’re really good at digital coloring :)
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, but when I began, I really sucked with digital painting XD

Your results aren't weird, I can't really tell what's digital and what's traditional in your work, it's harmonious I think :)
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Illeander Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Thistle was a good choice.
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Loveeeely Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! Totally Alfons Mucha's style !
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XIXDeviant Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Thank you so much! :)
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RastaFar777 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
кульно!
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pinklady92 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lovely~ Love you use the elements of autumn in this picture
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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NBadges Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Beautifully drawn! Very graceful pose and fitting expression
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chateaubriand Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. great work

what tools do you use?
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XIXDeviant Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Thank you! :)
For this work I've used: two A4 sheets, pencil, ink, scanner, digital coloring and editing, printer, crayons.
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LeOnOkOoPa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
non sapevo che polimnia fosse la musa dell'autunno (nn mi era mai piaciuta molto come musa polimnia...) però qui è proprio incantevole, con la sua corona di perle...
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XIXDeviant Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Hai ragione: infatti anticamente le Muse non furono mai associate alle stagioni (anche se spesso furono associate ai pianeti e alle sfere celesti).
Si tratta di una mia invenzione, nata quasi casualmente: in questo caso, le perle di Polimnia rappresentano le gocce di pioggia e la grandine dell’autunno. Inoltre Polimnia viene descritta “dall’espressione solenne”, e ho pensato che questo tipo di espressione fosse adatta alla stagione. I Greci mi perdoneranno per queste forzature eheh ;)
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LeOnOkOoPa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
massì cosa vuoi che gliene frega? meravigliosa l'espressione "goccia di pioggia" complimenti! pensi di fare altre muse?
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XIXDeviant Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
ahahah :D
avevo intenzione di fare una serie con le Muse come personificazioni dei mesi/segni zodiacali; ho fatto degli schizzi per Calliope e Clio, ma per ora li ho lasciati in sospeso...
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Gasworks Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Art nouveau hurrah.
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