Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Concept sketch for painting... Nine Muses


This one will be called "The Nine" or "Nine Muses" or something er other....

This is a really super crazy rough concept sketch just to gain placement...
Not sure of the light source yet...or placement. However this will be a two part painting. Meaning I will actually create this once digitally and once painted. I am working on learning a new technique, at least in theory at this point. It will be unlike anything I have done to date.

In Greek mythology there were 9 muses:
* Calliope (the ‘beautiful of speech’): chief of the muses and muse of epic or heroic poetry
* Clio (the ‘glorious one’): muse of history
* Erato (the ‘amorous one’): muse of love or erotic poetry, lyrics, and marriage songs
* Euterpe (the ‘well-pleasing’): muse of music and lyric poetry
* Melpomene (the ‘chanting one’): muse of tragedy
* Polyhymnia or Polymnia (the ‘[singer] of many hymns’): muse of sacred song, oratory, lyric, singing and rhetoric
* Terpsichore (the ‘[one who] delights in dance’): muse of choral song and dance
* Thalia (the ‘blossoming one’): muse of comedy and bucolic poetry
* Urania (the ‘celestial one’): muse of astronomy

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