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MINOTAUR art deco by rodolforever MINOTAUR art deco by rodolforever
This months Myth : THE MINOTAUR

A monster, half-man, half-bull, that devoured sacrificial victims thrown into the Labyrinth CONSTRUCTED BY Dedalus and his son Icarus . Born of Queen Pasiphae's god-inflicted infatuation with a bull (yes, you read it right...really messed up stuff) . the Minotaur was eventually killed by Theseus He promised to his father, Aegeus, that he would put up a white sail on his journey back home if he was successful and would have the crew put up black sails if he was killed.

In Crete, Ariadne, the daughter of Minos, fell in love with Theseus and helped him navigate the labyrinth, which had a single path to the center.

In most accounts she gave him a ball of thread, allowing him to retrace his path. Theseus killed the Minotaur with the sword of Aegeus and led the other Athenians back out of the labyrinth. But he forgot to put up the white sail, so when his father saw the ship he presumed Theseus was dead and threw himself into the sea, thus committing suicide.

The monster is generally depicted as having the head of a bull and the body of a man. But in the Middle Ages, artists portrayed a man's head and torso on a bull's body in wich I think was a attempt to make the monster even scarier...yes the middle ages worked that way.

comment please :D
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evilwonders Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Parece los afiches publicitarios de destinos turísticos de los años 30's!!! Viejo ¡Que éxito! De verdad que te pasaste de genial.
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rodolforever Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
gracias
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PhantomGoofy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
I love how you went into details on his muscles. They really stand out.
Stupendous job! :headbang:
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artmageda Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Qué chingón te quedó mi buen. La textura del laberinto es lo que más me gustó. quiobo! jajaja un saludo.
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rodolforever Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
QUOBOOOO EH? quiobooo! Jajajaja gracias :)
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NeuBild Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
another great art from you :clap:
i wonder how it looks without the grain, imho its very grainy
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Love it! Great colors.
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:iconrodolforever:
rodolforever Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
You're very welcome! ^_^
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DocCarlson Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"If someone asks if you want to do drugs, say, 'no thanks, I'll just have a Minotaur.'"
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