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Prophecy of 7 by YoriNarpati Prophecy of 7 by YoriNarpati
So after 13+ long hours of painting, I finally finished this painting! I'm pretty sure most of you guys already know who these characters are, but just in case you don't, from top to bottom, Leo Valdez, Frank Zhang, Hazel Levesque, Piper Mclean, Jason Grace, Annabeth Chase, and Percy Jackson from the Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan.

I just finished the book today, and I loved it! I won't go into details because I don't want to spoil it for the people out there who haven't read it yet, but I gotta say I wanna strangle Rick for that awful cliff-hanger at the end. And now we have to wait for another year for the House of Hades.

So anyway, I've been wanting to draw these 7 Demigods from last year, but I never got the chance or time. So I'm really happy that I got to finish this painting. Just for the record, this is the first time for me painting this much people in one drawing. I tried my best to capture each of their personality, and also the little details like Percy's and Annabeth's necklaces, Jason's scar, and Leo's tool belt. But please forgive me if I missed any details, I just got really tired and have decided to just leave it here. For the background I intentionally made the colors similar to the cover of the book just so it'll get the same mood or vibe.

So there you go, I do hope you guys will like it, and please do leave a comment, or better yet a critique. I would really really appreciate it you guys. I would love to hear feedback and know what I can improve on my drawings. Thanks a lot!

EDIT : A few months ago Disney Hyperion contacted me, and they said that they would like to use the image for a poster accompanying Rick's final novel 'Blood of Olympus' to be sold in certain stores. I was so surprised and I really couldn't believe it at first. It really is such an honour, and I'm just so ecstatic to take part in the Percy Jackson series. I've updated the painting because I felt that it had lots of flaws on it. I redid most of their faces, and repainted the clothes and water as well. 

Computer : Mac OS X
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS5
Hardware : Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet
Time : 13 hours+
Reference : Not used

Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, Jason Grace, Piper Mclean, Hazel Levesque, Frank Zhang, Leo Valdez from from The Heroes of Olympus : The Mark of Athena © Rick Riordan
Art © YoriNarpati please do not use, copy, alter, or re-post on any site. Thank you.

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Given 2013-01-25
Prophecy of 7 by *YoriNarpati ( Suggested by Birdynum-num and Featured by Lyricanna )
Well first off this is a beautiful piece and very well drawn and I love the way you have the seven demigods. The light sourse is very noticable and the shadows appear perfectly with it. (Sorry thats always the first thing I notice because Im not very good at it.) The contrast from light to dark for the background is done beautifully and the proportions and poses are very well executed as well. The lightning (Im am assuming that is what it is and Im terribly sorry if that is wrong) Is also well done and looks like actual lightning!
Over all I give this a Ten out of Ten. :)
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Critique by Roseora Nov 5, 2012, 11:18:21 AM
Wow, the first thing I thought was, 'OMG OMG OMG ITS PERCY JACKSON!!!' Then I was like, 'this guy could be a proffesional artist.
Overall the proportion and posture of all the people/characters is very good, although the girls faces could do with a little more work. On average, people draw one gender slightly better than the other, the boys are very good, try giving the girls slightly rounder faces and smaller noses than the boys. The background is very good and you have chosen the colours well, but maybe have a little more contrast between the characters and the background so they stand out more, just make the background a little darker might work. Now im not a proffesional artist or anything, but this is what I think, and overall its a very good drawing. Look forward to seeing more of you work!
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MythManic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  New member
Awesome Picture and I love the Percy Jackson and the Hero's of Olympus .
lux98 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  New member
Omg!! Love this series!!
shadamy20 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Love the deatals
just4kicks15 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love this! :D I find it a bit challenging to keep the right proportions, do an interesting pose, AND still follow the laws of perspective. Plus its a group so its even harder. You did a phenomenal job of conveying their personalities! 
StarlightFireon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
dragonfanatic-sarah Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I am commenting on this just to say that I now have this poster and I give you props for making a masterpiece so amazing that it actually caught the eye of the company that hosts the thing that it was made for. You probably won't see this, but if you do then bravo! :D
YoriNarpati Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Hi there! :D Thank you for commenting, I'm actually really excited that someone on deviantART actually got the poster and traced it back to my account. It's just so crazy to me as well, I really didn't expect them to contact me to use my artwork. I'm truly humbled. :aww:
via15 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
BB-CBS-Fan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Amazing!:) (Smile) 
EzVictoria Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hmm. . .Why can't this be the cover to book 5?
daisyofthenight Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE DEAL!  I'm so happy for an artist on deviant art to receive such amazing recognition.
jojoicecone99 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
opalowl  this is like perfect!
triangIes Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
wow no kidding. wow
jojoicecone99 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
ok so my dad lost his car keys and idk what time ill be home so...
triangIes Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
haha, message me when you do!
jojoicecone99 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
we can do that join me thing again
triangIes Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
hdickerson137 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so you painted this? Wow!
incredibru Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Congrats on getting this picked up! This is one of my favorites ever!
MissMartian4ever Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would just like to say: Congrats on getting this as the cover for Blood of Olympus. I like this so much better than the other one, and will try and get a copy with this cover. Because, this is just to beautiful for words.
bornhuntress Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Saw on fb about this being chosen by Disney! Congrats!!! :squee:
thisiamdenied Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Just heard that this got picked up by Disney. CONGRATULATIONS! :D
Angeloutsider Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Cool, nice.
ivo1011 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
its really pretty
KindCritic Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Writer
PoppyFields145 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Writer
. . . .
Mere words cannot describe its perfectness.
You should SOOOO draw the cover for 'Blood of Olympus'. 
Zazzine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Evadne98 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the more realistic portrayal of the characters!!!
de-xi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
this is gorgeous... 
I love how you draw them more realistic them most people. 
Besides their expression are soooo good.

mango-shiro Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen a lot of fanpages on FB posting this without crediting D:
Eduardo4125 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
This is amazing!
Sparklegem8 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is freaking AWESOME! :fangril scream* :) :happybounce: :)
syris427 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
I have this set as the wallpaper on my phone right now.  my goodness, I love it so much. you did everyone absolutely perfect as far as I'm concerned.  I actually didn't like Piper too much as a character in the Lost Hero, but after seeing the way you depicted her here(and reading Mark of Athena) I actually like her quite a bit. she grew on me quickly afterwards, thanks for that! :3

what did you think of House of Hades? :3
Foxninja2000 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
I love how Leos just chillin. Well not 'chillin' but u know... chillin
kgboyd15 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Hot dang this is Rock!!
AthenasDaughter1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
this pic is so AWESOME
animetomboy7 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*bows at your greatness*
bk00 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Writer
Holy wow
zachfrost13 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
where the FU#K is grover!!
HViciPrice Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely fantastic! (I have the feeling I'm going to be saying similar things on every one of your works that I comment on). I've only read fractions of these series as of this point, but this gives me motivation to pick them back up again! :D
mermaidology Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student
This is honestly the best thing I have seen in a long time. The painting style is virtually perfect and the way you've brought the characters to life is just ... Wow. ( I seem to be lacking the vocabulary to discuss the perks of this ,  my mind is in awe .)
lostsoldierS636 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I like. Nuff said.
CartoonistAmritha Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the mood of the picture, and how you brought the true personality of each character. :D
Keep rocking! ;)
AngelusDeLux Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
this is really awesome man
Lissy-Goode Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love... so... much...
EvilSickness Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay love it and I want to strangle Rick to after that that made me reread it over and over again even though it was so sad. But love the art
Oliver-Bernnison Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Best. Books. EVER
CrunchybellxkLC Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wao ! Soo epic ; A ;
KaiDarknight Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man it looks so epic awesomeness! :iconloveloveplz:
Darukii Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
šAš Im not read yet the new saga of the Olympians, but this fanart seems magnifique.
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