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Pygmalion by Jennifurret Pygmalion by Jennifurret
This is by far my favorite piece from my Greek Mythology theme, though yet again, I suck at taking photos. Seriously, once this school year is over, I'm going to scan everything, even if big things like this have to be scanned in four pieces. Oh well. Anyway, the original story of Pygmalion goes that a sculptor (Pygmalion) sculpted a woman so beautiful that he fell in love with it. Aphrodite felt bad for him, so she turned the scultpture into a real woman. I wanted to show the same kind of thing, but with a drawing instead.

You can see a photo of my models standing next to the original here: [link] Kind of creepy.

This won 1st Place in the Other Media category and our Booster Club Award at my high school art show.

colored pencil
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stopsigndrawer81 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps a classic dilemma that many artists share. "No woman for me" so I'll just draw the girl of my dreams, have her come to life, and all is well and good until the marriage license asks to see a state issued photo ID.
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IxAmTheCulprit Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
oh my god this is so amazing! wondeful job
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Me-n-d-122-lozenges Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Cute!
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knotty02 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
:heart: it really made me giggle
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Cooldudenibb Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is excellent and very clever!
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khatcherian Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Oh wow im , speechless,…impressive colour, creative idea. Well done
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Dashiko Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
amazing! ;D
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punkrocker280 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student General Artist
I really love this. <3 :')
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:iconkikinator13:
kikinator13 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Oh god... <3
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:iconbyepluto:
byepluto Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Love it!
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MagicFishies Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist
This is really amazing!
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angelfeebe23 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
wow really neat pic:)
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:iconprimowalker:
primowalker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I think this is my favorite. You really captured the differing emotions of the two characters beautifully.
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killerbunney Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
i love the concept since it relates to the sculptor <3
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Greybird007 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
*fave'd* ... A delightful twist on the Pygmalion-and-Galatea legend. He shows just the right amount of shock — utterly surprised, but perfectly gratified.

Somehow, the slight vagueness of colored pencil helps with the mood, as if it's almost put together out of shades of a dream. Too much realism of technique would, for me, break the illusion with a how'd-that-happen feeling.
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Niyuify Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Student
This is awesome! His expression is priceless. :)
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fadingphantom Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
This is amazing, I love the originality.
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kateechan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
I like this one very much.
I have to translate Pygmalion for Latin, but it's a nice story so it comes quite easily - and it also is a wonderful inspiration ^^
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indigo-thorn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Writer
perfect pygmalion. :)
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WOOP-DE-DE-DOO Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wewt.
This is just plain perfection.
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marcia1491 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
I really love the concept. very original and impressive ;) keep working
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Branwennwolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
0.0 Now that is a neat picture! 8D I really like it! The girl's neck seams a little long... But I'm still learning to draw people, so I can't really say. =3

Awesome pic!! ^^ =D
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ItCameFromPerfection Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009   General Artist
This is absolutely wonderful. The boy's hair is AMAZING. I'm so glad I saw this piece. Its marvelous :)
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ls-gami Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Impressive
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Dragonda Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Great concept!!!
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davidlani Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Hahaha very cute. I love the expression on the boy's face. The only thing is his jawline, it takes away from his expression a little bit, giving him a tiny bit of an awkwardness to him. But overall this is a great deviation that took lots of effort, and it has a great concept.
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Jennifurret Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Thanks for the comment and the suggestion =)
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epigone11 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
The expression on the artist's face looks to fake. I understand the attempt to create a look of surprise, but it's not quite doing it for me.
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Dragon2007 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
this is really awsome so imaginitive nice work
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:iconjennifurret:
Jennifurret Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Thanks =)
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kakashifanal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Truly an awesome piece of work. Congrats ^^
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:iconjennifurret:
Jennifurret Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Thank you =)
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kakashifanal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
You're welcome ^^
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TehMomo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
THIS.

IS.

AMAZING. :wow:

I love how smoooooth the pencil-to-human transition (?) is. And the artist is positively adorable. I love his surprised expression, like this was completely accidental. Simply wonderful. :giggle:
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Jennifurret Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Thank you!
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johnpaulthornton Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Really successful.
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:iconjennifurret:
Jennifurret Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Thank you =)
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Doogsieip Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
I like the expression on the guy's face. :P Beautiful job, you definitely deserved the awards! :)
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Jennifurret Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Thank you =)
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Doogsieip Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
You're quite welcome! :)
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wimpy3 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hihi funny scene! :D
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Temrak Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
wow, wow, wooow!!!
amazing
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saile-fearn Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
The dream of all artists... ^_^
That's really pretty, and well drawn. :clap:
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:iconjennifurret:
Jennifurret Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Thank you =)
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jankoboys6 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd really love the idea for this great peace! It's just something new and great :aww:
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:iconjennifurret:
Jennifurret Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Thanks =)
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jankoboys6 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It's my pleasure :aww:
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Thevakien Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow! :wow:! It's nicely done! Looks so real!! Must be difficult to get it looks like the character is coming out of the canvas :D!

Very creative indeed!!
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Jennifurret Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Thanks for the fave!
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