|14 May 2004|| K. C. Marshall|
Lol, that's so cute! I love the whole idea behind this sketch. XD Who'd ever think of gods and goddesses using cellphones? Hilarious! LZ Draegeth
replies: "Thank you! I have to give credit to my husband for the concept. I once asked him to do some modelling for me, with his Apollo-like physique, and he struck a pose very much like this. "
|18 May 2004|| Sherman Skip Nodler|
Can't think of much to say about this one. He looks just fine. I love your work L.Z.
I need to get up and do some work.
Take care, Skip LZ Draegeth
replies: "Thanks! Never fear, more men are on their way..."
|29 May 2004|| Lyndsay MacDonald|
I can't tell you how much I enjoy this picture. It's so funny! LZ Draegeth
replies: "Thank you! Hopefully the painting will give it more context; but life has been interfering and I haven't even started the painting yet. *gulp*"
|11 Aug 2004|| Anonymous|
I love his pose, it's just so, "excuse me, I have some very important people on the phone." Apollo as arrogant businessman, I love it! One thing, though. It's kind of small, so I wouldn't've noticed the cell phone if you hadn't told me to look for it. I imagine the real painting will be big enough that the cell phone is noticeable, and this is just a small scan, though, so it's not going to be a problem for long! And after all, if you're a god, you HAVE to have one of those top-of-the-line itty-bitty phones anyway! LZ Draegeth
replies: "You know, my husband had exactly the same comment; and you're both right. In a way, I guess I was covering for my shoddy detailing by the title. (*hides*) I'll try to make the phone more visible in the painting -- you know, a tiny little electric-purple metallic thing, or some such, with an obvious hinge, and let his fingers grasp it loosely, like people do with teensy little phones. Thanks for your comment!"
|25 Jan 2005|| Anonymous|
Do you watch hercules? cause the apollo in that show is HOTT!!! with 2 t's. I liked your picture of apollo. He is very well depicted.
and does he have cell phone? awesome!
|2 Jul 2005|| Angeldramaqueen|
mwahaha... brilliant. I can't wait to see the whole thing. haha... if you illustrated the kind of things carolyn writes about the Olympian deities, I don't think there's a girl alive who could survive it. LZ Draegeth
replies: "Thanks. Alas, up to my eyeballs in illustration projects, this fledgling painting has gotten moved to the back shelf."
|3 Sep 2005|| Manitor|
The bases of the pillars, especially the one on the left, are too solidly drawn in comparison to the rest, making the pillar bases seem plasticky when side by side with the others.
(Yes, Seyrah, I am aware that it is incomplete. Thank you for pointing that out in detail.)
The major problem I have with this piece is that the two main components of it--the cell phone, and Apollo's "hold on" gesture--are particularly hard to distinguish for what they are without the caption you put at the top. The cell phone is hidden behind the hair and the laurels, and his "hold on" gesture seems lost at the very right side of the drawing. I would also have suggested a more elaborate pose for him, if I knew what you were going to use that particular drawing for. More bend at the waist would be beneficial, implying more enthusiasm for his phone conversation. I also insist that this eventually become a larger drawing with horizontal perspective and upset other gods, especially bearded ones who look like Socrates, looking annoyed with his lack of attention.
|8 Aug 2006|| Anonymous|
Great picture.. it just kind of looks like as if he was talking to his mobile phone LZ Draegeth
replies: "Well, that's the idea! "
|21 Aug 2006|| Sunstruck|
The concept is amusing. There is another artist around, over on DeviantArt who is depicting the gods in modern settings too (such as Dionysus as a bar owner). I live the way you've drawn Apollo here, he looks 'right'. I was thinking one of the legs looked a bit odd in shape, then I realised that the drapery of his clothes is obscuring part of it. With the mobile phone, they are pretty tiny these days, so I don't see what else you can really do save for potentially making it more of a sideways view, and even then the hand would obscure most of it. You wouldn't want to go for one of those 1980s brick-sized models! Like it, anyway: I'd love to see the eventual painting.
|11 May 2012|| Genalee Simon|
I’d love to see your picture of all of the gods and goddesses. Nice job the proportions are great and the draping and everything. It looks awesome!