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Percy Jackson by YoriNarpati Percy Jackson by YoriNarpati
It's Percy Jackson! My favorite book character of all time. God bless Rick for creating him. After 10 long hours of painting, I finally finished it!

With the release of Mark of Athena, I wanted to re-draw Percy to celebrate. I've drawn Percy twice before, but none have satisfied me. I didn't base this drawing on Logan Lerman, I like him, but he isn't very suitable as Percy in my opinion. This is how I 'see' Percy in my mind when I read the books. I do realize he looks more grown-up here, I did that intentionally. This is how I pictured him looking like in The Last Olympian. That's why he's not wearing Camp Jupiter's purple t-shirt, and he doesn't have the tattoo and the tablet on the necklace. I am so so excited for the Mark of Athena, but I haven't got the book yet, so please guys, no spoilers!

Anyway, onto the drawing itself, I tried to put more details into this one, which is something I rarely do. But this is Percy I'm painting, so it doesn't really bother me. Played more with the lighting and also shadows. I realize that the water doesn't look like water, I got lazy so that's the best I can do at the moment. The anatomy still has some flaws as well, but I am extremely happy with how his face turned out. Overall, I'm pleased with this piece.

Please leave me a critique guys, I would really really appreciate that. I'd love to know what I could improve on my drawings. Comments and faves are also very much appreciated. But please, if you guys have the time, leave me a critique okay? Thanks a lot you guys!
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Computer : Mac OS X
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS5
Hardware : Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet
Time : 10 hours+
Reference : Used

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Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson and the Olympians Rick Riordan
Art *YoriNarpati please do not use, copy, alter, or re-post on any site. Thank you.

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Sorry sorry I blatantly ignored your READ BEFORE COMMENT sign. Ok critique?! Let's GO

Hmm, sat here for a while, wanting to get all technical but at the same time I feel like huh what do I know! So this is just going to come straight from the heart and stuff.

Absolutely gorgeous, stunning, brilliant! I'm in love with this. Giving you a 5/5 for impact because as soon as I saw this outside of dA I was blown away and just HAD to find the origins of this painting. The water effect, though lazy, as you said, does just what it needs to do: DRAW you in and focus your MIND on this gorgeous rendition of Percy :happybounce:

The anatomy is a bit off.. I seem to think it's his left shoulder. At any rate, when I put my hand up on my screen, blocking the right side of the picture everything else seems just fine and so I think his left shoulder is a touch too high. If you were to fix it, I'd move the shoulder DOWN and a tiny bit out... I'm also just trying the learn the whole anatomy thing and can't yet pinpoint irregularities without a second opinion. I thus hope I have been helpful :3.

Have a 5/5 for originality because I've never seen anything like this before!

I love how you played with the light in his hair. The blue and gold... ah beautiful. I love how you played with warm and cold tones in this piece actually and the asymmetry of the whole thing! His face is amazing! Strong, handsome, whoa! Enjoying the detailed colouring of his sword and and the design on his shirt. Lovely. In fact your colouring technique is really refreshing.

Well done! This is world class and you should be proud :huggle:
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Firstly: Wow. Just wow. Amazing.

The lighting and the shading is incredible. Espeicially when you reflect the blue from the water onto different parts of Percy.

The water doesn't look like water, as you had said; however, I think it fits. Water is untamed, just like Percy, and I think your water has that quality about it. It reminds me of Sasuke's Chidori from Naruto, and that makes me think of the water being electric, which just makes it more awesome, even though Percy is a son of Posiedon, not Zeus, but who cares? It looks awesome!

As for the anatomy, I would say something is off about his right hand. But because of the positioning and angle I don't think there's much you can do.

And if you REALLY want to get nit-picking, Greeks fought with a Xiphos sword (but only as a secondary weapon to their javalin/spear). Your sword looks more like a Gladius, the usual Roman sword. The Xiphos curves out for the last half of the sword, whereas the Gladius stays straight, which is why the Xiphos is often called leaf-like. And for either the Gladius or the Xiphos, this sword is too long, although that may just be the angle he's holding it at. The typical Xiphos was 50 to 60 cm long (20 to 24 inches). However, the oldest of the xiphos swords are bronze, so the color is correct, as is the historical context that Percy's sword is made from celestial bronze.

Overall, it's amazing, and its already been added to my favorites.
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Ankhqueen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
This is so cool!! I love what you did with the water! Foxy loves  This is just how I image him in the books! Great job!!
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SchoolIsCoolForReal Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  New member
I like it:) Keep up the good work
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M-Romanauskas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is like awesome.
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dylanjacobe Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
awesome really really awesome

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nobodym765 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
it be amazing
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feelinJAZZYx3 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Awesome! He reminds me of Superman xD
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horsesrock847 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
FINALLY! I finally found this! I see this picture, like everywhere, and now I've finally found this so I can favourite it! =D
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UNoWhoOwnsArt Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
He is beautiful! :D :D (Big Grin) 
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lukeargent Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
It's just... amazing! Woah!
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PicturePerfect96 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Artist
This is totally him when he is older. I love the way the water glows around him and the detail on the beads and his shirt is just amazing.
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