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Poster - Minotaur by greyflea Poster - Minotaur by greyflea
Here's the second in my series of villainous posters! The last in the Greek Mythology section, featuring none other than the Minotaur. :D I wanted this to have a maze-like feel and have a sense of confusion about it. The images in each corner do actually represent something! Top-left portrays the Minotaur's mother pointing at a bull, it's father. Top-right shows the string Theseus uses to find his way out of the maze. Bottom left shows the Minotaur missing a horn (there are some versions of the story that describe the idea of Theseus ripping out one of the Minotaur's horns and stabbing it with it - I like this idea best! ;)) Bottom right shows human footprints, which the Minotaur would have used to follow it's pray. So yeah, I wanted the poster to have a vague narrative to it, like the Medusa one. :)

This has actually been simplified, after taking into consideration the (harsh) suggestions my tutors gave me. If I'd had *my* way this image would've been 100 times more detailed...;) Still, I think the flatness works in a sense too...sort of.
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Lionsong Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your amazing art has been featured! [link] :heart:
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PotatoHead1717 Mar 4, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
this is avery good picture. i like how it has the yarn and foot prints like in the myth. very nice
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:iconronnygreen:
Your Minotaur design is the best I have yet seen on Deviantart. Almost sickly looking. Kind of like the Werewolves from Dog Soldiers. Much better than the muscly look others adopt.
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:iconronnygreen:
Absolutely stunning. I love the myth of the Minotaur and you have portrayed him as I imagine. Not too muscly but more like one of the Werewolves from Dog Soldiers. Thin, rather gangly and almost ill-looking. Which, in a way, I find much more terrifying. Instant favourite.
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:iconmlinares:
Minotaur is not a Villain, he is of Royal Blood!!!! And Divine tooooooooooooo!!!!
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:icongreyflea:
Just a few Villainous traits though! Can't blame him for being a bit evil, what with being stuck in a labyrinth. ;D
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:iconillistrauthor:
Wow, Greek Mythology posters sound genius. I love that idea! Making it like a story, each corner is each/different parts... I've heard and liked the horn story =D I'm okay with the simplicity, I would've enjoyed a detailed one too, though

....just really cool! I want to check out the other posters :-) Great ideas
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:icongreyflea:
Thanks very much; yeah even though it's a poster, I wanted it to have a narrative. :nod: Hope you liked the others too!
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