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perseus faces the kraken by jbballaran perseus faces the kraken by jbballaran
My entry for the Steampunk challenge over at Cgtalk that didn't make the deadline. Was busy with something else at the time.

Perseus drops onto the sacrificial platform to save the chained Andromeda from the wrath of the Kraken. Instead of arriving on Pegasus, I made him wear this steam-powered heli-pack. That canister-like red thing that he's holding up is suppose to resemble Medusa's head. Hell I dunno, I just tried to make everything look steampunk.

CnC welcome.
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Given 2009-07-28
perseus faces the kraken by *ahbeejieh is an epic work! The compostion, the movement, the painting skills of the artist and of course the ammount of details contribute to it. That is a work that can leave you speechless and staring. It's wonderful that while painting such a dynamic scene the artist haven't forgotten about the details. It may take you some time to notice all the little things ( Suggested by Cocodrillo and Featured by archanN )
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I love steampunk! Its one of my favourite genres. This take on the ancient Greek myth is pretty cool too. The only thing I dont like about the picture is that there is too much going on. Its too busy. Maybe if it didnt have so many tentacles...
Colours are great, and I like the use of the motion blurring, especially how the artist got the water spray to look like its going in different directions. Couldnt have been easy.

Im not sure what "impact" and "vision" represent so I gave them five as well. Better safe than sorry I guess.

I ran out of stuff to say...
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MyDarkPeriod Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLY KRAK!!!!!!!
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Digital Artist
lol
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klompbat Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
AMAZING
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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n1starwarsfan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
That's really, really cool, but I'm sorry to say that Perseus didn't actually ride Pegasus. That was a different hero. He also didn't fight the Kraken at all, he rescued the princess from a completely different sea creature, the name of which I seem to have forgotten...
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Zwerg42 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Cetus
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jbballaran Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Hmm dunno if there's another version of Perseus' story. But the one I know of is based on the old movie. [link]
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n1starwarsfan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Yeah, most misconceptions about Perseus were brought about by that movie. It mostly captures the story, but adds some elements from other Greek heroes and stories. First of all, the Kraken is a creature from Norse mythology, not Greek. Also, the hero that rode Pegasus is actually Bellerophon, not Perseus. Perseus actually flew to rescue Andromeda using Hermes' winged sandals. Pegasus was only added to Perseus' story later on.
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jbballaran Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Digital Artist
hmm i see. nice to know. thanks for the heads up. :thumbsup: i should probably read more of this stuff before getting into it.
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n1starwarsfan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
It's cool, Perseus has been so heavily associated with Pegasus nowadays, he is almost always depicted with him. The truth is, the only connection Pegasus has to Perseus is that Perseus killed the Gorgon Medusa, from which Pegasus "sprouted." The winged horse actually jumped out of the Gorgon's headless stump, along with a fully grown giant! It's a little strange, but that's the Greeks for you ^^;
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