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The Greek Gods by Reiyeka The Greek Gods by Reiyeka
The Greek Gods...GAME!! Booyah!

Okay, so this is my massive ass 2-D Design project. Well, its not that massive, only 15" x 15" painted on illustration board with acrylic. It was fun to design, a bitch to paint, but I think it came out okay. Pen for the outlines, when it dried. Kind of wish I had spent more time on the painting to really get anal about all the details, but I waited til the night before it was due to paint! Oh woes. Probably spent like 2 or so hours designing the layout, then around 20+ hours painting. Lots of no sleep!

So the assignment was to design a gameboard that tells a story or a history of something that's coherent and has an understandable progression or something. I chose to do the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece because I'm a bit of a mythology buff. So since I spent a lot of time thinking about every element and how to organize thisi thing...I will explain some of it, so all my thoughts won't be in vain. But no one will read it so it's okay...

I was fooling around rotating it in Photoshop to see what orientation would make the most sense, but I decided to stick with the way I designed it. I used stock photos and snipped them onto photoshop to organize how I wanted everything to sit. I printed it out and traced over it with tracing paper, then drew skirts and crap on em. Fun. So...I tried to organize the game board into 4 sections where the three brothers that ruled: Zeus (heavens), Poseidon (ocean), and Hades (Underworld). Then the starting point would be the eye of the Fates, see strings and 3 stars for the 3 Fates! WEE, I'm smart. Then I arranged the background to flow with the focal points of the board. And I arranged the lesser gods and goddesses in ways that would make sense, kind of. The gold square in the middle was me being too lazy to do tiles...so I'm like...MIDAS, he had the golden touch, yeeeah!

Gods/Goddess order from eye moving clockwise: Ares, Apollo, Zeus, Hera, Hephaestus, Aphrodite (FIT, lolz), Poseidon, Dionysis, Artemis, Athena, Hades, Persephone, Hermes.

Yup, I'm back to the long descriptions. Score!

Hope everyone is dandy...enjoy my crazy little gameboard that isn't really a gameboard!

References:
justmeina - [link]
lockstock - [link]
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:icontoontakeone:
ToonTakeOne Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
This is nicely done. I love the layout, how it could be turned any way and it would still work. It's really cool.
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Hadesflow Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
This is truly beautiful.
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avdsouza Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I BELIEVE IN THE GREEK GODS
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PokemonFanGirl12 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   Artist
Im sorry please dont read this. It just scared me so dont read past the peirods plz.

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Annalise [Surname Removed] :She got this email. Rubbish she thought. She deleted it. And now, Annalise dead.

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Warning... NEVER look in a mirror and repeat -'Bloody Mary.Bloody Mary.' Bloody Mary... I KILLED YOUR SON' Is it the end for you tonight! YOU ARE NOW CURSED

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:icontherealtdlyn:
TheRealTDLyn Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Lovely
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:icontruehero10:
truehero10 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Amazing! :D
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:iconrainpathlovesartemis:
RainpathlovesArtemis Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
well its cool from a greakfreak point of veow
but cofusing from a normal person
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:icontears-like-kerosene:
Tears-Like-Kerosene Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
WHERE DID DEMETER GO?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?! Besides that, awesome. :)
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OnlyUseTheKnife Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Demeter? Where is she? She is a major god before persephone.
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:iconthecheesepigeon:
TheCheesePigeon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice job :)
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:iconblonde-whovian:
Blonde-Whovian Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
coming from a fellow classics and mythology nerd, I LIKE!
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:iconwanysworld:
Wanysworld Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
just LOVE it
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:iconbrokenwings101:
brokenwings101 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg. this makes me dizzy.

:) but wtf, it's amazing anyways.
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:iconearthlove232:
earthlove232 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow you must have been wither really bored or have epic patience,major rad
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:icondanwind:
danwind Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Cool Drawing of the Gods, I liked it
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:iconko-ra-zak:
Ko-Ra-Zak Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
you forget hestia and demeter you fool
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:iconblonde-whovian:
Blonde-Whovian Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
when Dionysus became an Olympian god Hestia got sidelined, what can i say the Greeks liked drinking :)
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:icongrandfather-kiba:
Grandfather-Kiba Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So you have the wife of Hades, but what about her mother, Demeter?
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1goddess1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
I've always been a big fan of mythology especially sense my name is Athena. And I love art.
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:iconcodwars:
CodWars Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
my favy subjects! awsome
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:icongangsterhannah:
GangsterHannah Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
I just learned about these peoples. it was pretty cool I guess, but I like your work here. :+fav:
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:iconel-sharra:
El-Sharra Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful peice!
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:iconshekhu:
shekhu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Very promising gallery this, like your style of work.

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Keep drawing, keep enjoying.
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:iconreiyeka:
Reiyeka Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Why thank you, and thanks for the favs. ^_^
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:iconem5:
em5 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
the sky above Hades is very pretty.
XD the idea of the greek gods... GAME! gets an A plusplusplusplus plus
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:iconreiyeka:
Reiyeka Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Hehe, thank you for the fav. And there really should be a greek gods game. Will publish. Lol. ;)
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:iconjustmeina:
justmeina Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
That looks like quite a game, and must have been quite a project to do.
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:iconreiyeka:
Reiyeka Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks. :)
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:iconemiiri:
emiiri Featured By Owner May 23, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely~ Greek God Monopoly never looked so good. X3
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:iconreiyeka:
Reiyeka Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Mmm baby...saucy. :D
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:iconlockstock:
lockstock Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
Great composition! Hope you got/get a good grade!
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:iconreiyeka:
Reiyeka Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, I did!
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postgothic Featured By Owner May 21, 2006
Good work!
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SewerRar Featured By Owner May 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
very nicely thouhgt out. and an interestin idea, really like the way how they re all carefully aranged only the edges. ;)
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Reiyeka Featured By Owner May 22, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Ah, thanks, glad ya like. :D
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