Saturday, July 15, 2006

Athena


I original thought Athena was just the Greek goddess of wisdom. Apparently she is also the goddess of the arts, industry, justice, and skill. She was also the favored child of Zeus. I'm not sure why; Zeus swallowed his wife and a short time later he started having all these headaches, so he split his head open and out popped Athena. The headache was caused by all the pounding his wife made while making Athena a helmet and shield.
Moral of the story: swallowing your wife, bad idea.

7 comments:

El Fro said...

Alot of work put into this one :D. Looks great!

Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

WOW Ron this really is amazing, great costume design, where did you get the idea??

great one!!!

REM-Brant said...

You showed it to me in black and white and it was flippin' sweet then...but wow, it looks even better with the color. Kudos!

JonPayne said...

looks awesome man! nice work!

Ron Jensen said...

Thank you gents.

In answer to tyler: I came up with the idea from an anchient Greek black on red pot out of a history book.

Lilliasaid said...

I love the detail work...it really adds a lot to this piece. As usual, your rockin' the art world...both ancient Greek and modern.

Ken Chandler said...

Beautiful work Ron! Wow! Fantastic character design. Love the outfit, and that shield!