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Pan - GMO Card 23 by ravynnephelan Pan - GMO Card 23 by ravynnephelan
Medium: Acrylics and coloured pencils
Size: 8.5"x11"
Represents: Sexuality

Busy, busy, busy ... I was working on Ares and totally messed up his face after almost finishing the entire painting. So I carefully washed the paint back of his face in a mad hope that I could salvage a couple of days work if the paper was not too badly damaged.

And while I waited for paper to dry on one painting, I decided I had best start another and that 'nother' is this wee depiction of Pan. He is everything Ares is not. The Ares painting is a see of red and black, while this one is green with creams and whites. Ares flowed until I began to work on his face, and then turned into a nightmare. Pan has been a delight.

He has restored my senses and now I am ready to work on Ares again.
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:iconkendrixtermina:
KendrixTermina Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Pretty job with all the flowers and the hair, it was a nice choice to have it grow up to the bellybutton in the natural male pattern instead of stopping at the waist. He's also associated with male fertility, after all. 

I thought that was a sweet story how, even after his mom ran away screaming, Hermes thought that his kid actuaslly looked awesome and brought Pan to olympus to show him off... which then came in very handy when Typhon attacked...
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Scarecrow113 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
How did I get here from pokemon?
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beachelf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Awesome! :iconsquee-loveplz:
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Feofan-The-Cat Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I always thought that Pan is beautiful)
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BaharAranLifeForest Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Writer
Absolutely perfect depiction of the horned God Pan. Many Christians (or any religion with an evil deity) depict the Devil himself to be a horned man with a goat's lower half. This is the exact description of the lovely Pan. I detest those who believe the God I worship is a horned God. This absolutely beautiful piece reminds me why I continue to worship him. :) Thank you.
- Tai
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MythosSorex Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
I couldn't decide which Pan to fav :sweat: They're both completely awesome and I love the expressions and the mood... so I decided not to choose ^_^
Awesome stuff, hon.
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PearlWhitecrow Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Mmm mmm mmm! He reminds me SO much of my husband!!!!! Lovely work!
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aeryael Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008   Digital Artist
Featured! --> [link] :heart:
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aeryael Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008   Digital Artist
I love how you describe your relationships with your paintings. Like this story on painting Ares... and how Pan gave you a relief. Very interesting, since Ares IS the God of War, and Pan, well, he came and gave you an ease among nature and sweetness before you went on on the war.
Really, they have lives on their own :love:

BTW, I love how you used the cream colors here. I often see Pan depicted with brown fur and everything, this is the first time I see one bright-colored. Really love it.
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k-sanzo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
The serenity you captured here is remarkable.
Truly his face speaks volumes.
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Keronu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
I love the colours and details. I like how handsome you made him, though he is suppose to be ugly as far as I know. But it's a nice change. This picture makes me really happy
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Tal-Ki Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing... My Favorite greek God<3
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ToxieFox Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
I know you probably get this question all the time but- where can I buy this?
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ToxieFox Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
oop nevermind- I found your website!
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ChoasRealm Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Very beautiful! I love how all the greens, creams, and browns work so nicley together.
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sylverkitten Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Being linked to fertility, I think the light coloring makes him seem warmly virile. Dark colors may have made the sexuality feel more negative and taboo; but this seems like a warm, free-loving creature. And I'm in love with your trees!
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amerime Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
I have a question. I love the smoothness of the colors, what sort of technique do you use? I'd really like to know.
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:iconravynnephelan:
ravynnephelan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I paint using lots of layers. My paint is thinned with flow medium so that it is almost translucent and then built up, layer upon layer, until I have a nice smooth matt finish.
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amerime Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
I see, it's beautiful. Now, where do the colored pencils come into play?
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:iconravynnephelan:
ravynnephelan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I use coloured pencils on the skin and face for shading and fine details and I often use sepia pencil of doing an underlayer. In the grand scheme of things, I use only a small amount of coloured pencil, but I like to be sure that everyone knows that my paintings are not created using acrylics alone.
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amerime Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
Okay, well, thank you for elaborating. I love to know such things. ^_^
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Epicwish Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats raelly cool
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SmokyCat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
I really like this one! :star: awsome!
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azad-janan21 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
wow. I wanna get this tattooed somehow...
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
He's beautiful! I love that you picked his looks to be those of a young man.
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LindyvandenBosch Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am enchanted
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wendyf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
...and why shouldn't he have his 'lighter' moments...
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WilderRose Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a lovely depiction of Pan! The colors feel so quiet and sweet... and peaceful. Really lovely!
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SpitfireFae Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
I kinda like this version of him. It's not what you would expect when you think of Pan but I like it. :D
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qmab Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he is really quite amazing, once again I am in awe of your skin tones... and for some reason I really wanna run my fingers through his hair *giggles* oh and his horns are fantastic, there is something so real about them.. and him. I feel a lot of presence in this one.
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
a young Pan...very well rendered!
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Eyeart Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
Wow! Hot stuff!
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Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome work! I really love this kind of version of Pan - so light, airy and enchanting. And it really goes well with your wonderful series.
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fogimages Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
This is gorgeous!..I really love this whole piece!
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
gorgeous painting :clap:
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MelissaFindley Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh... I *want*
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VampireButterflyMel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I prefer this depiction of Pan much better than the usual. :nod:
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DevilKittyDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous hon. Not that everything you do isn't lol, but this one is definately one of my favorites. Excellent work as always.
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thinkboxdawn Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
oh.. he is Beautiful.... thank you.
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:iconnavanna:
Navanna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008   General Artist
Oh, this is beautiful! I love this serie you are doing :)
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UnicornReality Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic. I love Pan - you capture him well. :)
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pangaeastarseed Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, very original and beautiful!

you've made me think of Pan as a being of beauty and light, not just a dark and earthy lust-god :)
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Kyndelfire Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
*whistles* Wow. I really want him. You did a fantastic job. I'm sorry to hear that Ares is being a bit of a jerk. :( I hope all goes well when you get back to work on him.
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MarthaPArt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice ^^ I love the skin tones
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LittleWolfcat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My mental image of Pan has a habit of changing frequently, so I can't say I'm particularly surprised one way or the other with the lightness of him here...and that's not a bad thing, either! I love what you've done with him. He looks terrific and for some reason I really like his face and the flowers :)
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yourpleasantdarkness Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
Wonderful work yet again! such emotion and beautiful colors--it's odd to see Pan as a blonde, but I think it works well for the series. The style reminds me of Beauty & the Beast here.

-A.C.
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
SCrumptious!!!! Love the expression, pose, background is lovely and he is just do edible! =D
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faerywitch Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love this light Pan. I love the creamy tones you used for him. It does not strike me like sexual but maybe more sensual, taking time to smell the fragrant roses, and very calmed.
The perspective of the horns is bugging me, as the far arm, which looks to small to me.
In any case, I just love the tones you chose, I love his tranquil stance... funny thing, my husband identifies himself with a satyr, probably this is the way he would be.
I will be waiting for the deck to be released.
Good luck with Ares!
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Pumakitten Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This Pan is so very lovely! I just love the softness,and gentleness of him here. Just goes to show you...everyone needs to "...smell the roses" from time to time!
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Jezhawk Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
you illustrated this beautiful, and I love that you are painting all these deities - it's renewing my interested. I just did a bit of research on Ares - and I'm looking forward to how you will portray him.
Great work as always :clap:
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