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Nike - Winged Goddess of Victory by KristinaGehrmann Nike - Winged Goddess of Victory by KristinaGehrmann
Before Nike was a shoe brand, she was the Greek victory goddess. Her Ancient Roman equivalent was Victoria. :)

The inscription on the temple: NUMQUAM DESPERA = Never give up (Latin)

There is a famous statue of her in the Louvre today, which was my main inspiration and reference: [link]
The face is referenced from =Kxhara . Sky and clouds referenced from image from www.cgtextures.com .
Temple is referenced from a 3D model.

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LJ-Phillips Jun 1, 2013  Professional
A truly inspiring piece and your use of light is masterly :)
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imhilien Mar 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely. :)
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FadwaAngela Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconblacksparklesplz::heart: ur beautiful art has been Featured in my journal [link] :heart::iconblacksparklesplz:

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:iconundevicesimus:
Splendid!!
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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asemharun Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!
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PhaeOBrien Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful. You have captured the essence of the statue and what it represents. :clap: I love the fact that you made her a black haired woman :heart: , it's makes the whole painting even more historically accurate, as Greek women are not light coloured (and this comment coming from a Greek person with light coloured features, but anyway! :P)

And to show you how much I love this, I'm featuring it here! :D [link]
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KristinaGehrmann Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconastolenidentity:
Athena Nike.. there's not even need for the title to understand it.. very well done =) I love greek and roman culture =)
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:iconpatavat:
Superbe. Very nice.
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