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Alcyoneus Nebula by GlennClovis Alcyoneus Nebula by GlennClovis
Αλκυονευς

Among the gods begotten by Ge (Earth) in her marraige to the Sky (Uranus), Alcyoneus was exceptional for his height and tremendous strength. It was he who played the leading part in the struggle between the Giants and the Gods, which took place in the Phlegrean Fields (at Pallene in Macedonia). Alcyoneus could not be killed so long as he fought on the earth where he had been born. Accordingly, on the advice of Athena, Heracles took him far away from Pallene and eventually shot him dead with an arrow after he had crushed to death twenty-four of Heracles' companions with a single blow from an enormous rock. The Alcyonids, daughters of Alcyoneus, in despair at the death of their father, cast themselves into the sea. They were changed into birds (the halcyons).
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I know the dims are a bit odd, but this was a continuation of an early piece I had destined for the scrap heap, didn't even realize until I was almost done this was so small.

this is the Third in the series that also includes [link] and [link]
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:icongodfootsteps:
GODFOOTSTEPS Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Too beautiful, I really like your work of art, but also hope you will visit my space!
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:iconartman2013:
Artman2013 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Marvelous... This is a truly fantastic piece of work..
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:iconjorgenial:
jorgenial Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
amazing .. xD
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:iconglenroberson:
GlenRoberson Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Its beautiful!
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:iconrestlessninja:
RestlessNinja Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!

I used it as a background picture for my desktop. I love space and nebula. You're drawing is such an inspiring creation! Love it!
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RestlessNinja Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!

I used it as a background picture for my desktop. I love space and nebula. You're drawing is such an inspiring creation! Love it!
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:iconsupersmurgger:
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Simply stunning and deeply fantastic !!!
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:icondanarogon:
danarogon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Man this is .....just...WOW!!!!
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
This has been featured [link]
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Beautiful spiral ^^
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:iconswampdonkey242:
swampdonkey242 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
dude....this is amazing, would you mind if i attempted to paint this?
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:iconglennclovis:
GlennClovis Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
nope, be my guest. Thanks!
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:iconlinx120:
Linx120 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Amazing :)
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:iconkykel:
Kykel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
That is absolutely beautiful man. I love the concept. The funnel look is quite nice.
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:iconomegi:
Omegi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. All the dust is so well done, and the lighting is amazing. I agree with *Priteeboy that this is a rare sight in space art and a very cool concept. :)
Nice job.
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:iconsanmonku:
sanmonku Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
insane ! great work dude
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:iconr-edds:
R-edds Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Absolutely beautiful. I love it. The detail is amazing and the colors are fantastic. Great job :D
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:iconglennclovis:
GlennClovis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Thank you :)
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:iconmondo74:
mondo74 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
just awesome!!!!
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:iconglennclovis:
GlennClovis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconfrederikbennhoff:
FrederikBennhoff Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Student General Artist
AMAZING!! which program did u use?
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:iconglennclovis:
GlennClovis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
100% Photoshop :) Thanks for the :+fav:
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:iconsaswat777:
Saswat777 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omfg: man... u seriously rock!!
what did u use?
Photoshop alone cant make this,can it?
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:iconglennclovis:
GlennClovis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Thanks :) Yep 100% Photoshop with a little cloud stock thrown in ;)
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:iconaine-san:
Aine-san Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
so coooool
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:iconglennclovis:
GlennClovis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Thank you :)
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:iconlotay:
Lotay Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing!
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:iconglennclovis:
GlennClovis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Thank you :)
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:iconlotay:
Lotay Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconscorpidilion:
Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
good job ;)
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:iconglennclovis:
GlennClovis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interetsing rendition of a star/nebula, it actually looks like that stage of a Sun-like star's life we rarely see in space depictions - when the outer layers are only just starting to shed, forming a loosly-wound cocoon of dust around the dying star :sun:
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GlennClovis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Thank you :)
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so, so cool.
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:iconglennclovis:
GlennClovis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconsynax444:
synax444 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
are you kidding me... oh man, they just keep gettin better :D
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:iconglennclovis:
GlennClovis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Thanks, I really appreciate your support. :)
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Truly amazing work :)
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GlennClovis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Thanks :)
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