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The Muses by Arbetta The Muses by Arbetta
At last, I've finished them! :dance: Daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, they are the embodiments and protectors of art and inspiration. Not all of them turned out as I imagined, but I decided to post them all together like this :meow: I hope you like them! (They form a rainbow or something, I know it's kinda cheesy) :dummy:

From left to right, in each line, they are:
Melpomene: the Muse of Tragedy. It was common to invoke her to get beautiful and dramatic phrases. Her emblem is the tragic mask, but she also wears a high belt and cothurnus, the boots worn by tragic actors.
Thalia: the Muse of Comedy. Her emblem is the comic mask (which always seemed kinda creepy to me) and the ivy wreath. She also wears boots. She was also considered the muse of idyllic poetry, so she must be an optimistic one :D
Euterpe: the Muse of Music, she plays many instruments, but her emblem is the aulos, a double-flute from Ancient Greece that she invented.
Clio: the Muse of History. She was the mother of Hyacinth, one of Apollo's lovers ;) Her emblems are the scrolls, but I prefer a good book.
Calliope: arguably the leader of the muses, she's the Muse of Epicness, I mean Epic poetry. She was Homer's muse, that says it all. She was also a lover of Ares and had many children with him not making Aphrodite angry or anything because, you know, Calliope is awesome :nod:
Urania: the Muse of Astronomy. Her emblems are the globe and the compass, but I forgot the compass and put many stars in her crown and cloak because I love stars. Also, she's the muse who protects philosophers.
Erato: the Muse of love and erotic poetry :love: She holds a cithara, a lyre from Ancient Greece, and wears a wreath of roses and myrtle. She and Eros usually work together, so beware.
Terpsichore: the Muse of Dance. I didn't like the classical depiction of her sitting down playing a lyre. I think the muse of dance should, you know, dance around :dance:
Polyhymnia: the Muse of Sacred hymns, poetry and eloquence. She wears a veil and is always shown meditative and serious. I think she should get to happy conclusions about life sometimes so here I gave her a smile :aww: many different muses I'm so tired!
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BumbleCat1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  New Deviant
OMG. This is one of your best. I love your art so much. Your so talented!!!! Have you ever thought of doing any of the Greek heroes?
1popenamoon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Very nice
Zaloffshat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Very cool! I like your interpretation of these classic characters! :D (Big Grin) 
bloodyash24 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
They all look so pretty!!!!La la la la 
devondan447 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Adore it - good job :)
Sleeping-Bookworm Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Your art is beautiful and so amazing that I can't help but love it!
morrigansmidnight Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
i love the lighting, they just seem to glow
Pandy1031 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Student General Artist
When I saw this I couldn't help but thinking from Hercules "We are the Muses goddesses of the arts and proclaimers of heroes." I couldn't help but think that even though Disney wasn't historically accurate they hit the mark with music. First of all Chiron wasn't a freacking satyr. HE. WAS. A. CENTAUR. DO NOT TRUST DISNEY FOR CORRECT INFORMATION THOU HAS BEEN WARNED.
Ocarina52 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
It is not cheesey to put them in a rainbow form. It is super cute. And it is great that you drew their characters so perfectly.
Blue-marin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
moonlight-dragonart Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work... You worked really hard on them
RochestersJane Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
ChristineMerrifield Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
These are soo stunning!!! Although they have their similarities they are all very unique. I especially love the electrifying mood Terpsichore gives off. So inviting! I love them all! Keep up the amazing work pleaseeee!!!
LuzCorti Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Urania and Erato ♥ This is so good!
SpiritZodiac Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
It bothers me that there's no muse of art and painting. What's up with that?
dracarysVG Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Me encantan!!!! Muy bien logradas tanto su personalidad como apariencia. Gran trabajo :happybounce: 
teamleochibigirl Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes me wonder if theirs even a muse of art, u know like drawing and painting
BabsDC Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Terpsicore is my fav muse ever!
belianis Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
After the original nine, a tenth, Pictoria, was added to represent the pictorial arts.
Oldstar-Rod Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect work. I'm inspired to draw my own version of the Muses.

winddancer23 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
kata0830 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
2 words " Love Them!"
Dreamartgirl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about pasithea, wife of Hypnos?
MiriamPieniek Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
really good job!
idaredisturb Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
They remind me of Mirage from the Incredibles :)
Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love these!! Your versions are beautiful and really fun to look at.
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous illustrations of all of them :love: Thank you for sharing them with us.
lavenderl Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
What about their Mama, Mnemosyne?

sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Looks great.

I wonder if Calliope gets any work now?
Does she hang out at CNN?

I wonder what the muses would look like now or if there are different ones?

Skypeia- The muse of online video chats.
Frizzle-me-timbers Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sharing this with my favorite ladies on Facebook!

Since you're so epicly talented, I must spread the word!
MahJeevas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Fantastic artwork! An the muses are sooooooooooo beautiful!! Loved them :D
cari28ch3 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
They look fantastic! And im pretty sure mine would be Clio
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013

Epic piece, man!:icongreatjobplz:
LogicinWonderland Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I absolutely love how you portrayed Clio and Urania! Urania's dress and headpiece are so beautiful!
oh my god.....i love you...thank you for this masterpiece
xGunslingerGirlx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Absolutely fantastic. LOVE it.:happybounce:
Jim-the-Oni Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student
I adore greek stuff.... its just awesome, bravo! ^^
rebelmeg26 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I adore Greek history and mythology, and these ladies are lovely!
LuqueGabriel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
I love this so much!! you should do a drawing of Apollo and one of his lovers! or maybe some satyrs chasing nymphs :D
SeerWalker Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
So nice to see this finished. Fantastic!
Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Fantastic!!! (dances a happy dance)

Arbetta Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dance: Thank you!! :dance:
Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
So, who's next?

the Graeae, (the sisters of the Gorgons).

So, whos next?

* Artemis, Selene & Hecate. -- Artemis/Diana, Selene/Luna, Hecate/Trivia, Phoebe, Theia. (Greco-Roman Moon Goddesses)
* Hathor, Bastet & Sekhmet.
* Nike/Victoria (Victory), Kratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal).
* Aether. ­
* Leto.
* Asteria. ­
* Tethys
* Rhea, ­Mnemosyne, Themis. ­
* Helios, ­Selene & Eos.
* Horae (Hours): ­Dike, ­Eunomia, ­Eirene
Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
So, who's next?

VampricFaeryGirl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. I like the interpretations. The muse of dance should definitely be dancing.
Arbetta Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! I guessed I wasn't the only one who thought that ;) Thanks a lot!
JillyKaren Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
So gorgeous!
Arbetta Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
E-Ocasio Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Artist
Todas están BELLAS bellas!:love:
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