Sisters in Arms (Breast Cancer Awareness 2014)

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Steve Wa

I know I'm 5 months early with this but it's better than being 5 days late.This took about a week longer than I'd like.Anyway this drawing  is of none other than my favorite duo themselves, Nike (Victoria) and Athena (Minerva). There are truly no other 2 deities from Greek/Roman Mythology that could better well represent Breast Cancer Awareness in an inspiring way as well as these 2 goddesses can. I've actually got one more good Breast Cancer Awareness drawing involving either of these 2 goddesses left to do. Hopefully I'll start on that in the next 2 weeks or so. The colors turned out pretty decent, not as good as my last drawing of Nike, but still not bad, and I'm still using my Crayola colored pencils. I haven't broken into my Prismas yet, I'm too afraid to take them to work because of how expensive they are to replace ($2.14USD per pencil $350USD for a case of them), even some of the colors (such as black and white) are hard if not impossible to find in singles. So, yeah I'm not entirely sure when I'll actually get around to using Prisma colored pencils, maybe when I'm not actually working.Anyway this drawing had a very rocky start (aside from work and me being sick), mostly starting out with the "forced perspective" of the swords for both goddesses. At the time I had no real reference on how to draw the hands because of the tight positions of the hands holding the swords. I ended up spending over $26 on a near-life sized poseable manikin hand (just large enough to hold one of my swords IRL) after I had already finished sketching out all of the lineart, so that I'd might have it available as a reference for my future drawings. Believe it or not I actually almost gave up on this drawing. "Thank Zeus I didn't!"Done on a 5.5x8 inch sheet of sketch paper, this sheet of paper is about 56% smaller than what I'm normally used to drawing on. I specifically didn't want to use my normal 8.5x11" standard paper sheet size, the whole idea was to see how capable I was drawing on a smaller canvas that and the fact that I have about 90+ sheets of sketch paper in this size that's not good for much else due to it's limited space. Might as well use it all up, right? Now I'm sure that I could have been a bit more detailed with this drawing but I wanted the background to be a little bit more simple and not so cluttered. I wanted to take more of a "warmer approach" with this drawing than I did with my last Breast Cancer Awareness drawing from 2013. I'll admit that there's no lightning, but it still turned out pretty well, I'm more than 90% happy with the quality of this drawing.Copyright Notice:Copyright 2014 By: Deorse (Steven Waller)This piece may NOT be used on any other website WITHOUT my WRITTEN permission, this may NOT be altered, sold, or used for commercial purposes unless it is for the official use for the official "Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation" BY the official "Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation" WITH my written permission. © 2014 By: Deorse (Steve Waller) I seriously have my doubts that the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation is going to be flocking over to be using this piece anytime soon, so don't be an idiot. Don't try passing yourself off as an official representative of the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation and then try selling or using my artwork for your personal/ profitable gain, I wasn't born yesterday. I will find you. You've been forewarned.


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