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Greek Sphinx by DragonsLover1 Greek Sphinx by DragonsLover1
. . .Technically a Sphinx isn't part of the 50 Fantasy Creatures Challenge. Which is why I'm not adding it to the list.

Actually I was looking up Mummies and Pharaohs and the like when I inadvertantly found myself in the Greek Sphinx section of wikipedia.

About an hour later and this is done. . .and I'm now in the Naiad section. :XD: Boy I could use some Ridalin. . .

What started this was the fact that, despite Sphinxes having plenty of sculptures and showing up in a lot of paintings, it's never shown in flight.

It's also depicted as having a woman's torso ever so slightly as well; just enough to show some boobage. :O Those poor Greeks. . .

For this, I tried to stick to a Greek painting style in the face and the flow. And God knows Greek paintings f-ing flow.

(c) Moi

Man it was hard figuring out how to categorize this.
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masonday Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DragonsLover1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
THHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNKS!!!!!!!!!! :giggle:
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 16 - Sphinx", you can find it here: [link]
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DragonsLover1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Oh no shit?! Well hot damn, that just made my day. :D :hug: Thanks a ton. I never thought I'd see my stuff in a gallery like that. :w00t:

Also there's a ton of really great pics selected. You're great at that, methinks. ;)
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thanks! I do a news article on a different creature every week (or close to it, I sometimes have too many computer problems, like last week -_-)
I work all week, on and off, selecting art from several different categories. I always have a reason for every one that I choose. For example, I chose this one because of her expression. So calm and peaceful, despite the fact that her kind are ruthless killers. I also liked how you took a more Grecian approach, while most people only draw the Egyptian sphinx.
Anyway, sorry for the long comment, it just makes me so happy to know that you got enjoyment from my article ^_^ Keep up the awesome work!
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DragonsLover1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
So it appears. Right now I don't have time to peruse those articles, but it's definitely on my list. ;)

I don't mind the long comments. :lmao: I have a lot of very talkative friends. And you haven't seen a long comment until you get one that takes up the entire page. :O

Honestly the Greek Sphinx comes to mind first when I think of them. In fact I had to be reminded of the Egyptian version. :lmao: I searched wiki about them before drawing this, and my main two goals were to make her look Greek, and to make her a bit different from all the pictures and statues.

And her kind may be ruthless killers, but the Sphinx in the Oedipus story was honorable enough to keep to her word. (Even if she did commit suicide when she lost the riddle. . .)

Let's make it a deal, shall we? I'll keep up the good work if you do. ;)

(Also if you plan on doing a week about Gargoyles. . .you'll find plenty to choose from in my gallery. :lmao: )
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's one thing I love so much about the Sphinx. They'll strangle their prey to death, but only after giving them a chance to save themselves. It makes them less monster, more... human-like, I suppose,
Hmm, a week of Gargoyles is planned for sometime in the future. I think I just may have to take a look ;)
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DragonsLover1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
"Solve this riddle, and you can go on your way. If you don't, I'll kill you."
"Uhh. . .is there a. . .third option?"
"The man who orders it has no use for it --"
"I just --"
"The man who makes it doesn't need it --"
"But you --"
"And the man who uses it doesn't know it!"
". . . ."
"TO DEATH WITH YOU!"
"AAAAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHUUURRGLE!"

. . .That's just one of the many men who lost their lives to the Sphinx. Thinking of it, I don't think the Sphinx ever killed women. Then again, that might just have to do with Greek Mythology as a whole. :shrug:
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's because women know that there are actually two answers to everything in the universe:
Chocolate and Shopping.
Any Sphinx would surely accept either of these wise answers. And then go shopping with the woman. For chocolate. Which tastes a lot better than Greeks.
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DragonsLover1 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Really? The answer to my riddle just now was a coffin.

Although granted the first guy did buy it. :lmao:

You make me wanna go to the mall and eat chocolate. :| Thanks a lot. :XD:
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