Sunday, July 29, 2007

Modern Eros

Eros, mischievous and charismatic is the Greek god of lust, love, and intercourse. He was also worshipped as a fertility deity. In some myths, he was not only the force of erotic love but also the creative urge of nature, the firstborn light that is responsible for the coming into being and ordering of all things in the cosmos.

He had two kinds of arrows: one was golden with dove feathers that caused instant love; the other was lead with owl feathers that caused indifference.

I wanted to make Eros a bit more modern and opted for feather tattoos instead of traditional wings like his Roman equivalent, Cupid. He could be someone you run into on the street, crewcut and funky facial hair but still classical features. The background is a bit cheesy but I ran out of ideas for it.

Give me your comments and let me know what you think. Hope you enjoy...


6 comments:

Barry said...

Makes me think of Michael Scofield from Prison Break.

Rudy said...

That was quick! I barely posted it :) Thanks for the visit. It was unintentional but I see the resemblance now. The Prison Break hero must have made an impression on me.

JC said...

very hot, RudY! So you didn't use any photo reference for this guy? He looks very realistic. I particularly like his eyes. Same with the last guy you posted. Keep up the great work.

Rudy said...

Thanks JC! Strangely enough this was one of the first pieces for which I did not use any reference.

Think that means my skills are improving? Have fun!

Superdrewby said...

wow you do some really beautiful work!

wowo!

Jessica said...

I love it! With the tattoo wings, I could imagine him as a god among us.