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Gods and Heroes by taresh Gods and Heroes by taresh
Okay this one was a biggy. the prize picture for :iconprimallord680: bit of a big request for the prize, but i didnt specify a size/limit to them XO

well he wanted a pic of various greek gods vs various anime/manga chars. i was like "whu?" but i really had fun researching everyone and designing the gods. tried to stick true to the ancient greek art with a bit of my spin on them.
this is drawn on A4 paper, so had to squeeze it all in. but im proud of the result. took me about ooooooooooh 10 hours total and is the reason there's been no Ryak-lo pages for the last couple of days Lmao.

here's the match ups. some of em i came up with, some PL680 came up with. had to leave a couple of chars off that he requested coz i was inking already when he changed his mind on some. so tough hhaha :P
01. Zeus Goku (i doubt even a God can stop the leetist fanboys crying about Goku destroying planets)
02. Hera Masane Amaha
03. Poseidon Naruto (the sea vs the hurricane!)
04. Hades Ichigo (shinigami vs the lord of the underlord)
05. Ares Kodo (rage fueld yudakin vs the god of war)
06. Athena Yoh Asakura
07. Hermes Allen Walker
08. Aphrodite Sailor Moon
09. Artemis Inuyasha
10. Apollo Sora
11. Hephaetus Edward Elric (Blacksmith vs alchemist!)
12. Hercules Luffy (raaaw strength)
13. Maka - Thanatos

due to the size of the pic i was gunna leave it black and white but i figured what the hell, and started to colour it and time got away from me. ironed out a few colouring techniques in the process. and good practice for some of the effects such as the kamehameha and background etc that ill probably end up using for big ryak-lo pics in the future anyhoo i digress. pleased with the results :D
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Haha, well. Where to start eh? First, I really like the clash between the different characters. But what peeved me was the missing greek deities, as well as some of the characters were not active. Maka and her scyth, I want to point of the legs. They are a good representation of the anime style, but when mixing all these animes you need to have a common reference style, so they match their apponents. She honestly looks like she is doing a standing one legged dance. There should be outstretched left arm to show action, the leg should be more in vision and the staright one should be bent with her foot facing the character behind her. Also if you notice Allen Walker and his facial expression. He should be a bit further away from Hermes, with his right arm doing something. For example, a fist, or maybe bent back to stop him from sliding. Also, metal arm would be outstretched and taunt, to prevent Hermes from attacking. Ichigo should be looking at Hades, maybe snarling and set to attack. Not looking into the distance. The gods that are missing are... well... a lot. Hercules, and Thantos are not gods, but demi gods. The ones that were forgotten were Demeter, Hestia. Dionysus, the god of wine, is actually considered a Major God as well, not a minor god as previously thought. There are many minor gods that could have been included also. For example the daughter of Demeter and wife of Hades, Persephone. She is considered a in between god, not placed in a Jati. Another thing that bugs me is the way you set it up. The ones in the background should be decreaing in size along with the territory. There should be more markers to the farther away areas. I think you have potential and I hope I wasn't too harsh.
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Calithane23 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh shit I fear if this happens
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augbon9 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
epic
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DanomaruZenon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Come on Naruto, kick that fish's tail with next week!!!  (sorry, poseidon)
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Jayage5ds Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
This is such a epic crossover I love it. 
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orellana21 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Greek Mythology vs Shonen Jump?! So awesome!! Seeing Goku against Zeus is epic. 
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xOtakuStarx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Epic! Love 
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mangamasterLeo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait so who is that guy at the bottom left with the huge double edged sword? With red hair?
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taresh Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
<---- this guy... the main character from my own manga Ryak-Lo.  
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mangamasterLeo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh ok, he's one of your OCs. I love the sword design by the way. What was the inspiration?
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taresh Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
there's some Cloud and Squall from FF inspiration in there, which people seem to jump on right away. but the main inspiration for a huge sword came from 'Berserk' a few years before i'd ever played ff7 lol.
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