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Child abandonment by dan-duncan Child abandonment by dan-duncan
In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man or, as described by Ovid, "part man and part bull." It dwelt at the center of the Cretan Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction built for King Minos of Crete and designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus who were ordered to build it to hold the Minotaur. The historical site of Knossos, with over 1300 maze like compartments is identified as the site of the labyrinth. The Minotaur was eventually killed by Theseus, the son of Aegeas.
-wikipedia!!


believe it or not I actually started this a week before the history channel started doing clash of the gods. I wanted to put together an illustration portfolio of ancient mythology and gods and whatnot. Kind of a cliche concept, but still fun
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Beautiful textures and an atypical character design makes Child abandonment by ~dan-duncan a really captivating illustration. ( Suggested by awaicu and Featured by Mollinda )
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Mastuyama Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Oooooh ! So sad !! :'(
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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BlueMismar Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: someone made him white and not brown.  i'll admit i've wondered what sort of childhood he had, nice to see i'm not alone.
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Mathu-salem53 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013

Can I publish your painting on my blog?. I find it splendid. I will add a link to your page, of course.

My blog: minotaure.centerblog.net/ 

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manfishinc Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
You have been featured:
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HAT3ME Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe Poor Minotaur! Also love the skin textures. What mediums did you use in creating this? What was your first layer/medium? Excuse the bombardment of questions..
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jrwenzel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It’s nice to see that I’m not alone in my feelings that Asterius was more a victim than a monster.

It’s a terrific piece!
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chordata1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
mediums?
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daremetoidareyou Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i just stumbled upon this while investigating the Kubert school. There is a lot of emotional resonance in this piece of art and felt a need to tell the creator that I appreciate it.
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daremetoidareyou Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i just stumbled upon this while investigating the Kubert school. There is a lot of emotional resonance in this piece of art and felt a need to tell the creator that I appreciate it.
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