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Hades by suntanna Hades by suntanna
Text says:
Though I walk through the valley of the Shadow of Death, I fear no evil, for I command the Shadows
Hades, God of the Underworld

Of course, that would be based off of Psalm 23.
This would be probably the most labour intensive piece I've done. I wanted to work with the actual myth of Hades, and not the vilification of him. Which is why the picture, while dark, is not bloody, gory, or in my opinion, overly evil. Because as far as gods went, he wasn't 'evil', simply feared. I changed the horse's head to wearing the Helm of Darkness, so the face is not a skull, just covered with one, which is also where the rams horns attach. In theory this was supposed to make Hades invisible, but of course, that simply wouldn't work for a manip :XD:

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Background:
Mine, [link] and [link]
~archetype-stock [link]
*LongStock [link]

Horse/Helm of Darkness:
~Colourize-Stock [link]
~blue-horse-stock [link]
=Falln-Stock [link]

Dead Horse:
~maatstock [link]
~blue-horse-stock [link] and [link]

Texture/Pluto (because you can't have a Hades picture without Pluto!):
`hameed [link]

Made for the *Mouliny Equine Gods contest
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:iconcaesaralexander:
CaesarAlexander Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You know, you've inspired me to write a scene with this picture. Ha. Thanks. It's really appealing to my dark sensibilities.
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:iconsuntanna:
suntanna Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well awesome! I look forward to reading it when you're done!
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:iconcaesaralexander:
CaesarAlexander Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I'm starting on it tonight.
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:iconsuntanna:
suntanna Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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:iconmouliny:
Mouliny Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Your piece has been added :)
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:iconsuntanna:
suntanna Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great, thank you!
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:iconlongstock:
LongStock Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic job! :)
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:iconsuntanna:
suntanna Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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kalmanen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
It looks awesome! Both the horse and the background, very good. Especially the skull looks very well done and placed.
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:iconsuntanna:
suntanna Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ^_^ The skull was a bit of a pain to get on right because of the angle (which made it tough to resize it to fit), but I'm very happy with how it all turned out ^_^
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