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Clysdalle's art ..FINISHED...New Islander Headhunter painting complete with process pics!!.. pg.67!!
Clysdalle
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Posted: 2007-07-30 11:00 am   Permalink

I've been doing research for the myths and legends swap and found some really cool ones. Here is one I did not for the swap but in addition too. I had done the ink sketch and it looked good small so I gave it a try big...5x5 big...

The myth...

Mares of Diomedes

One of the Twelve Labours of Heracles was to steal the Mares. In one version of the story, Heracles brought Abderus, one of his many male lovers (eromenos), and some other youths to help him. They took the mares and were chased by Diomedes and his men.

Heracles was not aware that the horses were kept tethered to a bronze manger because they were wild, man-eating and uncontrollable, and Heracles left Abderus in charge of them while he fought Diomedes, but Abderus was eaten. In revenge, Heracles fed Diomedes to his own horses, then founded Abdera next to the boy's tomb.

In another version, Heracles stayed awake so that he didn't have his throat cut by Diomedes in the night, and cut the chains binding the horses. Having scared the horses onto the high ground of a peninsula, Heracles quickly dug a trench through the peninsula, filling it with water, thus making it an island. When Diomedes arrived, Heracles killed him with an axe (the one used to dig the trench), and fed the body to the horses.

Eating made the horses calmer and Heracles took the opportunity to bind their mouths shut, and easily took them back to King Eurystheus, who dedicated the horses to Hera. In some versions, they were allowed to roam freely around Argos, having become permanently calm, but in others, Eurystheus ordered the horses taken to Olympus to be sacrificed to Zeus, but Zeus refused them, and sent wolves, lions, and bears to kill them.


and now the 5'x5' painting....."Mares of Diomedes" Flesh eating horses rule...



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Posted: 2007-07-30 11:46 am   Permalink

Creepy, Yet I love it. I think some red in there to emphasize the flesh eating would be cool, maybe some very subtle spray and a few bloody highlights around the mouths.
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Posted: 2007-07-30 11:52 am   Permalink

Dave:
Gettin all Fancy Pants Scholarly on us!!!
Beautiful piece,with the movement and composition driving it forward...
You can almost feel their hooves swinging and nostrils flaring!
A large majority of artists these days have no grasp of history and/or especially art history,which saddens my heart!
it's great that you're actually reading these old myths and translating them for our times!
here's one you could tackle....
PHALARIS'S BULL(sometimes attributed to Agamemnon (sp?)
a furnace shaped like a bull into which the tyrant Phalaris used to cast his victims.
There was a special instrument in the mouth that would make the moans and screams of the victims
into the sound of a roaring Bull...
No junk food eating TV-addled contemporary brain could think up that!
Pure Wicked Genius! Very Impressive my friend!


 
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Posted: 2007-07-30 1:01 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys...I just keep finding more and more myths that scream to be painted. I've been feeling pretty damn creative these last few months...hope it keeps up!
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Posted: 2007-07-30 1:05 pm   Permalink

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I've been feeling pretty damn creative these last few months...hope it keeps up!


Viagra and a good Myths and Legends book helps! groan!


 
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Posted: 2007-07-30 1:41 pm   Permalink

the legend of the trouser snake.....always a classic....

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-07-30 8:28 pm   Permalink

Nice work Cly. This one's not on a solid door though, is it?

Im hoping to get my Myths and Legends piece done on time, Im doing a piece based on the sea tales of giant squids that attacked full size ships in the days of old
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Posted: 2007-07-30 9:31 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-07-30 11:46, frostiki wrote:
Creepy, Yet I love it. I think some red in there to emphasize the flesh eating would be cool, maybe some very subtle spray and a few bloody highlights around the mouths.




I am with you on that. Some red splatters around the fleshy part would put it into the seriously spooky catagory. Those are some buckin' wild horses I'll tell you what. Cool stories too, Clydes. Thanks for sharin' some culture.

Chongolio

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Posted: 2007-08-01 07:02 am   Permalink

Hey thanks guys!!! and next time I'll toss in more blood for the fans!

 
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Posted: 2007-08-07 8:30 pm   Permalink

Just got this guy done for a local art fair this Sunday....1shot on enamel and clayboard...6x24 All this religious/myth stuff is seeping into my stuff..

pics a little crappy but here you go....


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Posted: 2007-08-07 9:01 pm   Permalink

Nice piece Dave!
the sky is Ultra Cosmic/Cloud-like!
Catching those little skullwing rascals! Classic!
the nimbus/halo thang around the head,plus the skull
in his hands reminds me of some early christian matyr accounts
where they would be be-headed and then carry their own head
to their gravesite,,,there's a technical name for it, but it's lost in
the cerebral filing cabinet today! What are you doing painting
when you have Chop work to do for the Oasis thang?


 
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Posted: 2007-08-08 08:15 am   Permalink

Thanks man.....yea I know....I need to get work done...and then last night I spent the night banging out some new skull pendants for oasis and the Carlsbad art fair this Sunday....who needs sleep!
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Posted: 2007-08-08 10:18 am   Permalink

Dave, I totally agree with LLT here....that sky is moving 200 mph. That must have been fun! This would make for a cool door too!
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Posted: 2007-08-09 09:25 am   Permalink

Very cool, head bat things, Love the texture on the background.

 
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Posted: 2007-08-09 1:50 pm   Permalink

Holy mackeral! Insane line work! Excelent as ever Clysdalle!

 
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