Derby #276: Greece
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Underworld Blossom

Underworld Blossom
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rasabi


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A reworking of an older design from the spring derby of yore. It is Persephone, goddess of spring, bringing whatever manner of mirth she can to gloom-riddled Hades.

Version 2 is here.

mailmanmo


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Oh god ... you do not wanna hear my first reaction on seeing this now... this, this is just not not pretty anymore. Do not like that orange :o(

rasabi


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mailmanmo wrote:Oh god ... you do not wanna hear my first reaction on seeing this now... this, this is just not not pretty anymore. Do not like that orange :o(


I was actually advised to submit a version with the original white instead of orange... I will probably do this but it won't be up until tonight.

randomwordz321


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rasabi wrote:I was actually advised to submit a version with the original white instead of orange... I will probably do this but it won't be up until tonight.


I know it's a little late but since you're already mentioning a possible resubmission, let me just say that I was expecting her to have a pomegranate in her hand, not a flower since that's what kept her connected to the underworld. Also, I would like it if the dogs looked a little bit more scary, or at least kept the colors of the setting more (blues, grays)... I like the orange though.

rasabi


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randomwordz321 wrote:I know it's a little late but since you're already mentioning a possible resubmission, let me just say that I was expecting her to have a pomegranate in her hand, not a flower since that's what kept her connected to the underworld. Also, I would like it if the dogs looked a little bit more scary, or at least kept the colors of the setting more (blues, grays)... I like the orange though.


I vaguely remember intending the flower in her hair to be a pomegranate blossom, but I know it's not very obvious (and I doubt I could ever really change that). I never really thought of putting the actual fruit in there... I don't know if it would read very well in her hand unfortunately.

As for a pup named Scooby Cerberus, he is doomed to cuteness as I can't really change him without messing up my composition pretty bad. One of the reasons he ended up white/orange is because any other color from my 6 makes him disappear into the background. I also think he helps to lighten the mood, which I know won't please mythology buffs, but given all the many dark facets of this particular myth it seemed the better approach for something you wear on your torso.

bluetuba


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rasabi wrote:which I know won't please mythology buffs, but given all the many dark facets of this particular myth it seemed the better approach for something you wear on your torso.


Yeaaahhhh.. I like the dark stuff. :P

"You can't just dress a Minion like Spock, and add a caption that says "Logical Me". There's a prison for people like that. Below my house."

trivialnemesis


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What's wrong with the orange? I feel like I'm missing something that should be obvious about the image. I like orange....

tangolite132


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The orange is meh. I do like the color of the doggie's color...^-^

"Riddle me this, riddle me that: who's afraid of the big black bat?"

roysterer


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I don't actually remember how the original differed from this one, but I do remember that I liked the original more than this. I have a vague recollection of more pink.

justynadorsz


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I haven't seen the original version that people write about but I like this one, the orange girl looks like she glows, it's a very pretty design

myzsixpence


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I like the orange, personally. It adds some of her warmth to the cold of the underworld. And since she was gathering flowers when Hades abducted her, the flower speaks of her being newly arrived - as opposed to her later role as the rather more imposing Queen of the Underworld.

As for Cerberus being happy, why shouldn't he? He's Hades' loyal watchdog, and his master adores Persephone. Sure he feasts on the flesh of the living who try to sneak past him, but he's also got a history of a weakness for sweets and music. What such beast wouldn't be charmed by Persephone?

bandgurl


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I a mythology buff, but I really enjoy how this looks as it is. It's very pretty, and simple, but at the same time holds a lot meaning. Very nice!

shaelyn


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oh wow, this is beautiful.
I like the orange. I like the contrast, the warm orange against the cold blue. the orange provides a glow, the white just looks bleached out to me.
I hope this one gets printed!

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