Top row from left to right:
Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon.
Bottom row from left to right:
Ares, Hermes, Apollo, Artemis, Athena, and Aphrodite
After giving a long comment back to some idiot on YouTube about the Greek Pantheon, I decided to do the big twelve. (Sometimes Hephaestus is included and Hades not, but whatever) And yes, I know this lineup isn't 100% accurate, but damn it, I wanted draw the popular gods... if you have a problem with that, do you own picture. So that's that.
Naturally I thought I'd do them in Glen Murakami's style since I already have practice with it, plus I could look on my previous drawings for profile posing. While I was at it, I thought it would be fun to give all the gods didn't skin colors - that's why Zeus, Apollo, and Artemis are gold, Hades is red ... and so on. I really had fun doing this, even though it took a lot of time. I hope everyone likes it.
As you can see the deities are drawn in Glen Murakami's Teen Titan style. I thought I should credit him. Also the background is a combination of a series of heavily photoshopped images from multiple shots from Disney's Hercules. Naturally I do not own the original references photos.
Athena is definitely my favorite!
a god or goddess (in a polytheistic religion) : a deity of ancient Greece.
• divine status, quality, or nature : a ruler driven by delusions of deity.
• (usu. the Deity) the creator and supreme being (in a monotheistic religion such as Christianity).
• a representation of a god or goddess, such as a statue or carving.
ORIGIN Middle English (denoting the divine nature of God): from Old French deite, from ecclesiastical Latin deitas (translating Greek theotēs), from deus ‘god.’
Would you do another similar drawing, but with the Twelve Titanesses and Titans from Greek Mythology? It would be interesting see them together in a similar context
If I may ask, what was the comment that inspired this?
I responded with something along the lines of "I'm not sure if this is a joke or not. The Greeks are still around... we recently had an Olympics there. The reason Greeks converted to Christianity was because they were a Roman territory. At the time Rome was divided, and in order to unify Rome, Constantine felt the people needed something to rally behind. Christianity was on the rise, so he used that as a banner. Constantine then went about fighting opposing Romans using Christianity as the excuse. It was partly political, partly because he converted to Christianity himself, nevertheless he used the religion for power gain."