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Gayle M. Bird

"Galateia ~ Nereid" by Gayle M. Bird

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Galateia is one of the Nereides -- marine nymphs of the Mediterranean Sea. She is the personification of the calm sea. She has the power to change to any form she chose. Gave special assistance to the Argonauts. Elusive. ~~ I chose Galateia to draw from a book on women in classical mythology. Doesn't she look like she has a secret? ~~ Purple watercolor pencil. (PS I *know* I mangled her right hand. Don't bring it up, okay? ;)


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6 Sep 199945 Gary Wright
O.K. picture. However, her left leg is bent into an impossible angle. Also, her upper body would be at an angle going against that of her lower body, not straight up and down. Thank you.
16 Feb 2000:-) EDWARD torres torres
Question for Gary... Ever taken a life drawing class? Not all angles, when drawn, come from unnatural poses. Some of them look physically straining, or nigh impossible, but in fact work just nicely, thank ya very much. Check out the "More Maggie" pic in my gallery for an example. The angle on Galatea's leg here is not impossible, and is in fact quite easily reached by placing a whole bunch of balance and weight on the other leg (in this case, the figures right leg). Reactively, her torso would shift to reflect the change in balance obtained by that weight placement, thus tilting to the angle it's at now. It's called Contra-Posta theory, and works marvels for drawing and figure rendering.
6 Mar 2000:-) Sandra Kubis
oh - i really like her... but I've always though, Galateia was the goat whom zeus broke the horn in his younger years... but anyway - i like her pose
23 Aug 200045 Drocaturay
she has good shape and conture but she needs to be colored
10 Sep 200145 Amy
I have scene your website, i love all your pics, you are a very talented...girl..? Women..? how old are you? either way i LOVE all your pics, especially this one!
14 Nov 200145 °~.DarkLady.~°
Wow, nice art, I must admit.
I'm actually called Galateja, named after the beautiful Nereid, and that's a really cool thing. ^^ I love Mythology and your pic is great.
All the Best, ~DarkLady~
6 Nov 200245 AkidoMan
Its not as good as your other works
4 Dec 200245 Anonymous
Very good brief description
10 Aug 200345 Lord Alerio
All of you criticizing this pic... just SHUT UP, ok?
23 Jan 2009:-) Katy Brynn Milton
Definitely not my favorite of yours, but it’s a great start...
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'Galateia ~ Nereid':
 • Created by: :-) Gayle M. Bird
 • Copyright: ©Gayle M. Bird. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Classical, Colored, Mythology, Nymph, Pencil
 • Categories: Body Study, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Coloured Pencils
 • Views: 3851
 • Resolution: 260x564

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