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Odysseus and Scylla by PinkParasol Odysseus and Scylla by PinkParasol
"Odysseus and Scylla"
40"x30"
oils on wood
August 2012

A commissioned piece for my "Women in Mythology" series. It is the scene from the Odyssey where Odysseus has to make the difficult journey through a narrow passage on his way home, and sail between two monsters. The once beautiful sea nymph turned monster, Scylla on one side. And the daughter of Poseidon and Gaia, a naid turned whirlpool, Charybdis, on the other. Athena is represented as an owl, guiding Odysseus on his journey seen flying in the front of the ship.
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AUTODECEPTITRON Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
"Torn between Scylla and Charybdis
Feel the fear ripening, go taste it
Torn between Scylla and Charybdis
Feast fruits of valor, if you face it

Walls of carnage surround your weakness
Crash down like oceans, wait for the light
In total darkness, drowning in bleakness
Awaiting death's grip, cry out for life

Divided by destiny
Torn between death and doom
Destruction by decision
Fate shows me my open tomb"

-Lyrics from "Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis" by Trivium
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CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges lifeisinfinity.eu5.org/infinit… (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Poor Scylla. It wasn't her fault . . .
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
<3
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
EPIC!
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TheStrategos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wowowowow, this is awesome!!!
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apophis150 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I love this art! Could I commission you to do Talos, the bronze giant forged by Hephaestus?
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PirraAiren Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   General Artist
<font><font class="">Замечательная работа!!</font></font>:D (Big Grin) 
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JulyBabe196 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Great work! It looks as if the ship and it's crew are doomed.
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
I've always loved the Odyssey, thank you for bringing it to life so beautifully! :D
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angelichope Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
OMG, I like the water and the sky; they are so beautiful and done so lovely, but everything in this picture is, to be fair!!!!:icongrin--plz:
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Prapatapart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Quite subtle, but I like the fold of water where Charybdis is. Doesn't look big enough to sink a greek ship, but that's the thing with water hazards. And greek monsters.
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Peridot29 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Talk about bad days. . .
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Foxy-Lady-Jacqueline Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is astounding. Everything about this painting is completely remarkable, from the all the intricate details, the lighitng, and the use (and blending) of colours. Water seems like it is probably one of the hardest things to create in artwork. You painted it beautifully. The fact that this is traditionarl art makes this piece a 1000x more wonderful.
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MarkShifrin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
I really hate it when it happens.
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rubberduckielampost Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
This is lovely! How much time does it take you to do a piece like this??? I adore the water and the nice touch of including Athena. I don't claim to be terribly knowledgeable about Greek mythology, but this scene was instantly recognizable. It feels like you held accuracy in high regard when you painted this. Love it!
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misterclutterfutt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
WOW Annie.
This is fantastic ! LOVE the turbulent water and the wet look of the beasts. Marvelous stuff :-)
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Onnep-ink Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Great work.
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mintwinter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like Hydra O_o
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Writer
This is a fabulous work! I remember this from my mythology class!
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Son-of-Incogneato Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning, from subject matter to the colors, the clouds, the water; everything.
Kudos to you, Ms. Stegg, for a magnificent painting!
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BenjaminOssoff Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this painting and am glad to have gotten to see it in person. The water effects are extremely well-rendered.
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AdrianosArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Classical and stunning!
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Epic! It reminded me of old literature and myths and when I read the description and you said it was a scene from the Odssey, I was so happy! I remember reading it my freshman year of high school!
Keep it up!!!
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DendaReloaded Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow i really like the "cold" effect, as if you could feel the seawind, i like the part on the left and the water!
awesome work!
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AThorwald Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Very nice.
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AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Digital Artist
This is awesome :)! I'm always happy when your art pops up in my watch.
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silver-elena Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
That's one cruise I would be skipping o.o.
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JaredTheDragon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Just amazing work here! The water especially, it's excellent.
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really awesome work!
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tacsitimea Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
OMG amazing!
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AHz7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The waves look so realistic and the atmosphere is fascinating. love your work!
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MySeaGoddess Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
beautiful ^^
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aemiliuslives Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply spectacular :wow:
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Orchid-Black Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your work has such an incredible classical feel. The tension, the drama, the movement in this piece are gorgeous and inspiring.

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empusae-girl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. I love this so much. :) Greek mythology has always been my favorite set of stories, and I think you've captured this so brilliantly. :)
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happinessfull Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
STUNNING!
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deathlyman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
epic work and must have taken a while. look good over my couch. .j.
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N-O-B-S Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Oh god..., High Res please........., please.....?
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Artman2112 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
beautiful!
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Wonderful work.
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Elentarri Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Very nice!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
:wow: a very dynamic piece Annie... beautifully done! :clap:
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ZombieGaGaloo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
ahhhlkjsdfhd f OH MY GOD
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Treyos Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic work! Love the look of the waves, especially!
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
beautiful
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bhut Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Marvellous! Professionally done, too! (The owl's a bit tricky to notice, though.)
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful piece!
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Miguel2010 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is magnificent! I love ancient Greek mythology and I love that you included the story to go with the painting. Great job!
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