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WIP - Eros/Ganymede Stage 2 (detail) by shake-the-shell WIP - Eros/Ganymede Stage 2 (detail) by shake-the-shell
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Stage 2 - Pencil details.

It's been a long time since I've painted something properly, and again this is hardly 'proper' for me. But it's developed into an idea, so I may as well go with the flow.

It began as a simple sketch to test the lovely Fabriano watercolour paper my father got me recently; I'd only handmade, very textured watercolour paper in my possession, & wanted some hot pressed paper to work on, as then I could draw with pen & ink without the pen nib tearing away at the surface.
After an ink/watercolour wash & some appreciation of the rather stunning facial features of my reference pic (above), it's now turned into something of an illustration. There's something terribly beautiful about his face - idealised, almost - and it brought to mind Eros, the Greek god of love, or the story of Ganymede, a young Trojan man abducted by a lustful Zeus. His innocent air & youthful face is making me sway towards making this a depiction of Ganymede, a representation of paiderasteia (in Greek, a lovers relationship between a young man and an older male).
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April 10, 2012
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Make
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
E-510
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Aperture
F/4.3
Focal Length
21 mm
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100
Date Taken
Nov 30, 1999, 12:00:00 AM
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