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Destiny lies in six hands by Svera Destiny lies in six hands by Svera
This is my entry for the Gods & Goddesses - Contest by =ellastasia (link).
UPDATE: It got the second place! Thank you very much! :dance:

These are the Moirae who are the fates in greek mythology: Clotho, the one who spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle, Lachesis who measured the thread of life allotted to each person, and Atropos who cut the thread of life (Wikipedia).

I chose to portray them as a child, a young woman and an old woman.

The child is based on myself as a child (but with darker hair and a cute nose ;)) and I used some photos of old people to get the old woman's wrinkles right and to get some ideas for the patterns. Aside from that I didn't use any references.

WIP: here

Tools: pencils from B to 8B, eraser, pensil eraser, tortillon
Size: approx. 56 cm X 40 cm
Time: many hours
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PINK-ROSE14 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
The detail in this piece is simply amazing. Your art astounds me!
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Svera Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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PINK-ROSE14 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
^^ you're welcome!
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ehatsumi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice art! I would like to ask for permission if it's okay to have your art be part of my list on my site? I am looking forward to feature some great gods and goddesses on my site. You can check out my site here, at the bottom. Of course I'll put a credit that this is your own art. :)
Hope you'll agree! \(^_^)/
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Svera Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thank you very much :) As far as I can see it is a non-profit site, right? As long as you put a link to my DA-account and the credit I'm ok with it :)
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ehatsumi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, sorry for the long delay, I already posted a short article about the Fates and I linked your art to your art page and your name to your dA account so that everybody can visit you anytime and enjoy your other works, too. :)

here is the link:
[link]
Let me know if anything needs to be edited. :)

thanks so much! :)
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Svera Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
This is alright :) Very nice article!
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Featured here [link] =D
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Svera Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Thanks a lot! :)
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DARK0NA Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations with the 2nd Place!
Your work has been featured in my Journal :rose:
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:iconsvera:
Svera Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Thank you very much!
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DRa90NBoi Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your shading technique makes me want to jump back into pencils again, heheh. Congratulations for placing and keep up the awesome job!
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Svera Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Thank you very much :) Congrats for the first place, you deserved it.
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DRa90NBoi Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob, and thank you!
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Svera Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
My pleasure :)
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:iconsuanin:
Suanin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love the concept! :heart: And the details in the clothes... wow. :faint:
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Thank you very much :)
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Triluna Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Great work on the fates. Absolute great contrast and detailing. What I do advice you is to work with shadowplay. It is a step higher and definitly adds depth and perspective. Still, a formidable drawing!
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Thank you!
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Triluna Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
yw
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Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010   Photographer
excellent!
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Thank you :)
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Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010   Photographer
ur welcome! i hope u win that contest.

i wanted to enter. i was gonna do freya but i cant get in touch with the model i want to use so oh well!
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
That's sad to hear :( It's such a nice contest and almost no one ist entering.
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Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010   Photographer
damn. how many people have submitted?
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Four, I think :(
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Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010   Photographer
damn. i shall try to get in but i cant make m yself into a god sadly!
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
:D That's certainly true.
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beccj Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010   Digital Artist
best of luck, this piece is amazing. I love the gold thread and the detail in everything - especially the clothing. The layout is brilliant, kept me looking for ages.
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Thank you so much! :hug:
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TalviEnkeli Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
:wow: What a perfectly done with the patterns!! :faint:
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Thank you very much! :glomp:
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TalviEnkeli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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Joruji Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the concept idea!:). Great job with the hair, clothes and details, like always! ^__^
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Thank you so much! :glomp:
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Joruji Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:tighthug:
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CrypticArtix82 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
This one really pops out at you, I like it alot, very good job!.
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Thank you very much :)
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CrypticArtix82 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Your very welcome, I hope to have more to share very soon :), thanks so much for viewing.
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art-mylife Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great piece of art....
the patterns r just fabulous....
n doing this without a reference makes it more interesting...
superb work.... :)
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Thanks a lot :)
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent concept and rendering (and title)! :heart:
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Awww, thank you so much! :hug: It's always so hard to think of a good title.
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PixiMistwing Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Writer
Awesome work. I love this :)The detail is simply amazing.
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Thank you very much :)
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tanabatablossom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to agree with everyone else on the details in this piece - they're mind blowing! Love the designs on their robes. I think Atropos stands out the most to me. You handled her wrinkles really well to give her a very ancient look. Fantastic drawing, Sis! :iconcheerplz:
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Thank you so much :hug: She was very hard to do, but I'm quite happy with the result :)
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, great drawing!! :D:D I could never have the patience for such details in clothes!!
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Thank you :aww:
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almandyn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
You have been featured here: [link]

Breathtaking picture!
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