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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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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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