Melina Illustrates @melanippe_art
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Here’s the first entry of a new art project I’m working on, 🏺“The Myth behind the Zodiac”, where (like the title suggests) I illustrate the Greek myths connected to each one of the astrological signs.🌌This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time and a recent visit to the Observatory of Athens where I partook in a tour, discussing astrology and myths inspired me to put the project to fruition. I hope you enjoy and hopefully learn something new about your star sign!⭐️✨ ........ 🇬🇷 Ο Μύθος πίσω από το Ζώδιο: Κριός ♈️ 🇬🇧 The Myth behind the Zodiac: Aries ♈️ 🐏 “The ram represents the same golden ram sent by Nephele to save her two children Phrixus and Helle from their stepmother who wished to be rid of them. The two siblings rode on the back of the magic ram and took off flying in the sky. Sadly however, one day during their flight Helle felt faint, lost her balance and fell into the sea. The area in which Helle drowned was named after her, Hellespont. The surviving sibling, Phrixus continued his journey alone and made it all the way to the land of Colchis. There king Aeetes took him in. To show his gratitude, Phrixus sacrificed the ram to Zeus and it’s Golden Fleece was given to the king, who proceeded to hang it on a tree and guarded by a sleepless dragon 🐉 Later down the line the famous tale of Jason and the Argonauts takes place to retrieve the Golden Fleece. It is even estimated that four of Phrixus’s sons joined Jason on the Argo and it’s perilous voyage...” 🌊 ........ The mediums used are watercolor pencils, ink and artist pens. With a touch of silver and gold for a little shimmering effect. 🚫Work is copyrighted. Next : Taurus ♉️ #greekmyth#greekmythology#aries#traditionalart#zodiacsigns#watercolor#pen#ink
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As of late, I’ve been working on a new project, so I decided to share a small peek at the work in progress...#wip But most of all, I wanted to make this post because I felt the need to express once again my humble thanks for the overwhelming support and love I’ve been receiving for my art. As an artist it truly means the world to me and gives me the motivation to work even harder! Thank you ❤️
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My illustration for the Australian bushfires. I can’t seem to find any more words that haven’t already been said, there’s only sorrow and tragedy. I pray for Australia, the people, and wildlife...🙏🇦🇺 #saveaustralia#pen#watercolor#penart#watercolorart 🖤 Edit: I’m so incredibly humbled by the overwhelming response to my illustration. Thank you all for the tremendous support! I thought I would try to help any way I can by providing some links to organisations/volunteer work to donate to, on my Facebook page. Link to my Facebook is on my bio. Any donation big or small can go a long way to help!❤️#helpaustralia
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Horses often visit my dreams at night. The images are so clear yet so blurry at the same time. Sometimes I see myself riding them and other times they’re far away, out of reach that the only thing I can do is admire them from afar. Whichever way they appear in my dreams, their presence brings a certain calmness when I’m fast asleep in the Dream world as well as when I’m awake with them in the real world...🌙🦄 The last drawing I’m posting for 2019. There’s more projects to come later on but till then I wish everyone a Happy New Year🎊🎆2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ #horse#horseart#equineart#watercolor#watercolorart#traditionalart#dreamhorse
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⚠️ Warning: Next image contains blood. Nothing gory but thought I’d give a slight notice in advance to people who might be sensitive to content like that. I’m currently illustrating stories for a commissioner. These are a couple of illustrations on a story that takes place in the ice age, about a hunter who feels empathy for the animals he has to kill in order to survive... #bookillustrations#storyillustration#iceage#pen#watercolor#penart#watercolorart#traditionalart#penillustration#watercolorillustration
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Here’s another Christmas card commission!🎄🦌❄️ I’ve had fun drawing this one in manga style!😊 #christmascard#traditionalart#pen#watercolor#penart#watercolorart#mixedmediaart#mangaart#mangastyle#mangastyleart#christmasart
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Commissioned Christmas card drawing🎄 A little chestnut fairy 🧚‍♀️🌰 #christmasart#chesnutfairy#fairyart#pen#watercolor#penart#watercolorart#christmascard
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Final work of my “Equine Elementals” series. A gentle giant, unicorn as “Earth Elemental”🍃 #pen#penart#watercolor#watercolorart#mixedmediaart#traditionalart#fantasy#fantasyart#fantasyhorse#fantasyhorseart#horseart#equineart#earthelemental
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