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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!

Computer : Mac OS X
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS5
Hardware : Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet
Time : 10 hours+
Reference : Used

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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SHIELD-Avenger Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! I can't.... OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Why does he look so hot? You are a true artist. Just... Oh my God.
RobinGrayson818 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
Lmao, same. Percy is just... Yeah 😊
british-fangirl Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
brilliant job
mimidrawsalot Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
So Amazhang
LuckyBoy22 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
Very very AMAZING!!!
XxDarknessSpiritxX Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
Am I the only one that's gonna die here? DAM!!!! *dies* This is awesome
Dorydave Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is BEAUTIFUL. And I absolutely agree about how Logan Lerman doesn't suit Percy's character Wink/Razz 
scorchwillow Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student
lilhoginpitt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
vaporsheart Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fangirlxfangirl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love it he looks so badass and heroic here *_*
ShadowHunter23882 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student General Artist
The colors... the light... it's all beautiful... I know the word is overused but this is truly beautiful.

Thank you for making my day.
Ankhqueen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  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!!
SchoolIsCoolForReal Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
I like it:) Keep up the good work
M-Romanauskas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is like awesome.
dylanjacobe Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
awesome really really awesome

nobodym765 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
it be amazing
feelinJAZZYx3 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Awesome! He reminds me of Superman xD
horsesrock847 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist 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
UNoWhoOwnsArt Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
He is beautiful! :D :D (Big Grin) 
lukeargent Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
It's just... amazing! Woah!
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.
Vunderkund Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
._. I will never see Percy any other way again.
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart
HiddenShadowSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap. This is amazing.
EJtriad Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I am. Making my version of your drawing .its the best drawing I've seen
Twilight-Knight1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
This.... Looks simply amazing. That's literally all I can say.
Call-Me-Joy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Percy looks really handsome!!!
MissingEvFan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh, my fan-gurling sense are tingling! This is awesome!
samzhengpro Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like electric
midnightdolphin123 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Percy Jackson. Yeah, I know. But he looks morre like he's in his 20's than 16/18's. Good, though
Giantgnat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
This... is how Percy should have been like in the movie. Hey, I got nothing against Logan, but he's nothin' like Percy. Dude, that seriously rocked hard!! Maybe you should make a group pic of him, Nico and Jason, that would be epic!!!
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
This looks terrific.
Smexysatiremonkey Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Writer
This is beyond amazing!!!
Owlgirl16 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gods, I love Percy Jackson! I absolutely love this!
trollmirza Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Taylor00409 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
bebepaws Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Photographer
oh my gods, i have finally seen percy. all this time, i have been searching for a glimpse of him, but no one except you could even come close to his true form.
Pjato333096 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
oh gods, he is so damn FINE
areeta9 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice.....Why haven't I faved this yet?
pizzasquid Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Artist
VidiaPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
This is much closer to how I imagine Percy than Logan Lerman. X)
Caramelise Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
MoonTheGreat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
DAMN :iconthatshotplz: :iconnosebleedplz:
GrapeSodaGirl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
/faints/ This looks like what I think Percy would have looked like if he accepted Zeus's offer of immortality! So... frickin... HAWT! /fangirl squee/
Crazy-Eeyore Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's my avorite character of all times!! luv this photo
HiPpIeLoVeJJ Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thats amazing! such a great drawing! love the series, you captured his character so well! wow this just made my day!
Fenikkusuken Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Really fantastic pose and attitude - love the colour scheme.
GreekCraziness Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my goodness, this is amazing! Love, love, love this!
devPeter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mr-Prince-007 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Writer
OMG, the fanservice in this is just TOO AWESOME. :XD:
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