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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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:iconjohnashleigh:
JohnAshleigh Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014   Writer
Absolutely stunning. Good work!
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:iconjrseals:
jrseals Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great sense of dimension.
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:iconlj-phillips:
LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional
A truly inspiring piece and your use of light is masterly :)
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:iconimhilien:
imhilien Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely. :)
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:iconfadwaangela:
FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconblacksparklesplz::heart: ur beautiful art has been Featured in my journal [link] :heart::iconblacksparklesplz:

:iconmy-art-realm: :heart:
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:iconundevicesimus:
Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Artist
Splendid!!
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconasemharun:
asemharun Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!
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:iconphaeobrien:
PhaeOBrien Featured By Owner 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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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Astolenidentity Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
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:
Patavat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Superbe. Very nice.
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconnibblekat:
NibbleKat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's absolutely gorgeous. I love the purity in her face. More like this, please!
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconlyeenalandis:
LyeenAlandis Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Die Kleidung ist echt der Hammer! Wo lernt man denn so gut Drappierungen zu zeichnen?!
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Danke. :) ob kleiderfalten, menschen oder objekte, alles unterliegt denselben prinzipien von licht, schatten, form und perspektive.
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LyeenAlandis Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Joa, das ist mir schon klar ;-) Aber Drappierungen find ich jetzt nicht sooo trivial. Also wenn ich ein Hemd hat, das sich um einen gebeugten Arm beugt, dann ist klar wie die Falten verlaufen. Doch wenn das Textil lose rumhängt, weiß ich echt nicht, was die Schwerkraft damit macht und wieso es dann "wellig" wird...
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:iconvolker03:
volker03 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic and wonderful. Great work! :thumbsup:
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconvolker03:
volker03 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome :-)
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:iconmystic-majinbuu:
Mystic-Majinbuu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
holy!
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:iconsomersetholmes:
somersetholmes Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Gorgeous work :clap:
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Welcome :rose:
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LorCoruLimlug1516 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Das sieht richtig genial aus, dieser Realstil dabei, die Pose und alles, die Umsetzung von deiner Inspiration zu dem hier finde ich wunderbar, sehr gut gelungen :)
Tolle Colo, Hintergrund passt 1a, rundum ein sehr schönes Werk. Mach' weiter so.
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Danke =)
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crimsonvermillion Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning work. I love it.
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconvicpin:
VicPin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa! I didn't know about that date! Thanks for the info!
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What date?
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:iconvicpin:
VicPin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
About Nike. I didn't knew about that goddess
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:iconchaoticclaire:
ChaoticClaire Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sie sieht echt super aus!
Tolle Arbeit mit dem Faltenwurf und den Schatten beim Kleid :)
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Danke :)
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:iconchaoticclaire:
ChaoticClaire Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bitte, bitte :)
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
The Athenians got cute and did one without wings, because she wouldn't be leaving them.

She left.

My favorite is the Winged Victory of Samothrace, which is a Rhodian Navy war memorial. I wish more people remembered the Rhodians now. This is a nice image, probably it would have been 'Nil Desperate' telling more than one person to despair not at all.
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful work :clap:
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconkakashimorph:
KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Amazing work with the folds! I admire your patience. :)
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful and captivating. A worthy depiction of Nike. Love the clouds, too!

One critique: The pillar does seem quite round just beneath her feet. The very top looks like an octogan, but the area with the flowers doesn't seem to curve around at the sides. It looks pointed on the edges in that section. You have the round look on the ring below that, which makes me think that maybe I'm just seeing the details incorrectly on this small scale.

~D~
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the feedback! :heart:
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
beautifully done! :clap:
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
you're very welcome :)
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:iconnatteregn:
natteregn Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw this is pretty! I like it, very dramatic and shows her really good!
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconnatteregn:
natteregn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are welcome!
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!!
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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