Freek-a-Leek Inanna

Freek-a-Leek Inanna

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Freek-a-Leek Inanna

Title: Freek-a-Leek Inanna
Pixel Artist: cure  (Level 11 Pixellite :: 80473 points)
Posted: 7/1/2018 22:58
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  10 comments    46 faves    0 avatars

Aphrodite is based on the older Sumerian goddess Inanna (who is associated with the lioness). Inanna is not the coy Venus on the halfshell, but a fertility goddess bombshell. Figurines depict her grabbing her breasts, with hips for days. There's even some sexy love poetry between Inanna and her husband, the god Dumuzid (aka Tammuz, later Aphrodite's beau Adonis). She's the "Queen of Heaven" mentioned in the Bible, and (along with her sister Ereshkigal, goddess of the underworld) a basis for the Persephone myth. She may have also been a basis for Athena, and the cult of Inanna/Ishtar lasted well into the Christian era.

This was made for the Aphrodite weekly challenge but didn't make it in somehow. So it goes.

WIP stages >here<


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Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 7/8/2018 11:07

Awesome work!

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/6/2018 14:57

That's some tight pixelling! Very nice.

Zephyrrite (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 7/6/2018 11:06

Awesome work on the lion!

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 7/2/2018 13:43

It's always fascinating to see how you suggest so much detail in the face with so few pixels.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 7/2/2018 07:18

Thanks, I probably updated it a few more times since you've commented (I can't tell if the new version looks good till I see it on my iPhone and also am a bit obsessive), but I think I've arrived at a satisfactory version. Good lookin' out.

@dastal, vector: muchos gracias

DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 7/2/2018 07:12

Yeah, that's a solid step in the right direction :)

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 7/2/2018 05:38

Monitor issue. My entire computer is terrible rn- crunches when it starts up, overheats, missing keys... I tried to brighten it a bit, let me know if it reads better.

DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 7/2/2018 04:15

Nice! However, I would have liked to seen a little more difference in hue between the girl and the animal, they blend a bit now at first glance.

I also wonder; this and many of your pieces are a little it a design choice or a monitor issue?

TRUEvector (Level 8 Tengu) @ 7/2/2018 01:54

Yeah! Curves. 

But the lioness is pretty cool too. I like your variant a lot.

Dastal (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 7/2/2018 00:18

Really dig the composition with her and the lionness on that canvas size, its a pretty good use of the space. 

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