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Demeter and Iason by isnukwin Demeter and Iason by isnukwin
THANK YOU THANK YOU. NO WORDS CAN EXPRESS HOW MUCH THIS MEANS TO ME. ;___;

Demeter wanted to be her own self and despised the manipulative rule of her brother Zeus. He had told her to have children with their brother Poseidon, but Demeter said, "Brother, I will rather choose a husband for myself." She chose a beautiful mortal man. He was a farmer named Iason.

Zeus was very angry when he saw what she had done. He grabbed a lightning bolt and struck Iason, killing him instantly and impregnating his sister. Months later Demeter gave birth to a daughter. She named her Persephone.


I've always been fond of mythology especially the Greek's. My favorite goddess is Eris. But I've been attracted to draw Demeter's silent love affair. Not much is known about it so I figured, to just draw that moment of deep emotion when Iason was dead and she was left with an accidental lovechild and dread of her lover's death.
So here Demeter and Iason say goodbye for the last time before Hades can bring Demeter's lover into his darkly abode.

I did this in the office. I had to spend more time with my pencils.


Song: This Love - Angela Aki
Medium: 3B, 3H, H Staedtler pencils and 2.0 mm mech. pencil
Muse: Michael Parkes' The Last Peony
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Given 2011-09-27
Demeter and Iason by ~isnukwin

Category: Traditional Art/Fantasy/Medium: 3B, 3H, H Staedtler pencils and 2.0 mm mech. pencil:

For anyone who adores Greek Myth, this deviation of Demeter and Iason is for you. She has many wonderful drawings of Greek Myths, so be sure to check out the gallery. The suggester says of the deviant and her gallery, "This is another gallery where it was hard to choose just one work. Her recent traditional drawings are breathtaking and enchanting." I totally agree. ( Suggested by nikki-ns and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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tiffcindo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
wow!
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TrinkaMarguaSimon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful -
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MidgetR Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Gorgeous, and utterly tender and heart rending moment. Beautifully captured.
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dwellicious Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there - I absolutely adore your art and wanted to "honor" you with the Edding-Tattoo I made, a few months ago (it would look awesome as a half-sleeve :D): [link]

It's no real tattoo and today I just found you again and wanted to ask you, if you give me permission to link your art-page within my blog-post - so that everyone (well, all of my readers at least) can see, how wonderful the original drawing is... ^_^ Would you allow me that?

And otherwise, if you want me to delete it, I will absolutely do this, as well - because it's your art - not mine. Just give me short information - and please keep it going - adorable!
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isnukwin Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi! Yes, sure! Thank you--I'm so happy you like my work. Actually, I'm ecstatic to know that someone will have my artwork as a tattoo. ;__; Thank you very much. I couldn't be more grateful.
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neon284 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Artist
Fuck zeus i never liked him and his tyranny
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Amazing!!!!
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neon284 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Artist
i would have cut out my uterus leaving me and Persephone to die and be with Iason and would've left the gods to starve themselves to death
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zakiaybee122 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
love it
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Duke-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
This is just beautiful. Thank you.

Also, it's cool to know that my name means "follower of Demeter." The story you gave so much more meaning to her :]
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Demonia133 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
I thank you for doing this, I love Greek Mythology yet I hadn't heard of this story. Its beautifuly done, with wonderful cordination of colors. I'm rather fond of Persehone's story myself. A twisted world their stories are don't you agree?
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HeartOfDeath Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
an amazingly enchanting work
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poseidonSchild Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is incredible!!
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That-Tall-Chick Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I've acutaly been working on this Greek underworld project at school. I was just thinking about Hades & Persephone.. and then i logged on to DA and saw this and was like :O! Demeter!
Poor Demeter... Didn't realize Hades took more then one important person in her like from her.. :(


This is Gorgeous. :love:
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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isnukwin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
I am very honored.Thank you. :)
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ElderAmaranthine Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
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lavender-lemonade Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
beautiful
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations on the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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Moontessa Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's sad and beautiful. Very emotional drawing.
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zatsu483 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist
Really beautiful :)
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angelmew74 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant. For real. I can't get over this picture~! :happybounce: It's great.
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joeanardian Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Like This.. hmmm so beawtifull [link]
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joeanardian Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Like This.. hmmm so beawtifull [link]
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joeanardian Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow like this guys
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MegstheMusical Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SO beautiful. <3
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SidheRocks Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Yes! A lovely timing during this fall for a holiday I call "Mabon" in honor of Persephone. Thank you for sharing... This really means a lot. Breath-taking. Artistic. Meaningful. And enigmatic.
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Time-Raining Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Very emotional :3
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maddieclare Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! Fantastic job.
What did you do to colour it?
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Minaberries Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is just amazing. I had to look at this pretty hard, it almost looked like a tattoo. It would be ever more beautiful if it was on some nice person's bod :B
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Rabenmaedchen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Awesome!
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TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
All the flow in the fabrics ♥ lovely
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michanforever Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you did this! :heart: I adore Greek myths, but I actually never found this one. All I knew was that Demeter didn't like Poseidon, no matter what he did to win her over xD

But really, congrats on that DD. :)
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Yenros Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing. You deserve the DD :)
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rawripop Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
This is stellar! I love Greek mythology, and the stories of Demeter and Persephone are two of my favorites!!
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pphatz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Great work!
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Ticklecom Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Is this a tat on someone skin?

I like mythology myself. Did you watch "Clash of the gods" on history channel? If not you should. It was really,really great. I leard alot. Ai-sp-ai-ch-lee medusa.
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MonochromeDestiny Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work and congratulations on the DD! :'D
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werewolveskickass Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
I LOVE YOU. GREEK MYTH= BEAUTIFUL. PICTURE= EVEN MORE SO. *sheds tears of admiration at the epicness of this picture*
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poeticbby Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Amazing picture absolutely gorgeous
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KikiWolfeLion Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
this is beautiful
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Slayer-1412 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student General Artist
:wow:
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geygeisha Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
hermoso de verdad !!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is so very lovely!
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JJMAW Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
this is very beautiful.
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Gilded-Cage Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
This so beautiful. You really did the legend justice with your unique style.
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Nigou-Maboroshi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Photographer
Very haunting! It's wonderful!
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dazza1008 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
This is wonderful! And it's interesting how Hades and Demeter must have met before he fell in love with Persephone.

I love the Hades/Persephone story, but I love this one too. I actually made a news article with some pics ages back, if you wanted to check it out - some of my faves are still there. [link]
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leaves4clovers Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! I love the emotion and energy you captured with this ♥
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