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Erinyes by NicoleCadet Erinyes by NicoleCadet
Painting done for the "Theme of Three" group challenge at AFAE ( [link] ) I ran out of time towards the end so it's not quite as finished as I would like

The Erinyes (or the Furies) were goddesses of natural law, protecting blood ties in particular. They didn't like murder or rape, and punished offenders by tormenting them rather than striking them down dead. They bring justice, however can be appeased, becoming the Eumenides. Traditionally there are three - Tisiphone , Megaera, Alecto and are said to be the daughter of Nyx, one of the oldest female deities of the night/ darkness. Their symbols are the snake and blood.

Digital painting - Photoshop & Painter
Using myself as the reference for all three :)
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Jace-Aeden-Acastes Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I very interesting depiction of them.
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
:) Thanks
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:iconrhunel:
rhunel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015   General Artist
Well-done and dramatic.
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:iconnicolecadet:
NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you
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:iconatram95:
atram95 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you
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charligal-stock Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This has been featured in my journal here: [link]
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:iconnicolecadet:
NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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charligal-stock Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome
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El-Arte-de-Angelina Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is cool, i'm very fond of mythology and you certainly got the essence of this 3 fearful ladies nicely ;)
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:iconnicolecadet:
NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you :)
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AmberCrystalElf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic piece!
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:iconnicolecadet:
NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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AmberCrystalElf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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EternalSurvivor Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this is absolutely beautiful! =D

but i read that the Erinyes were the daughters of Persephone and Hades... not Nyx.
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
There are a couple of different versions. This is the one I chose.

You can check out [link] for some of the ancient sources (where it cites about 4 or 5 different sets of parents :) )
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EternalSurvivor Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
=D thank you very much
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Madfairy7 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This piece will be featured in my journal on 11.06.2008. Thank you for beautiful art!
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmadfairy7:
Madfairy7 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
my pleasure!
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EvilUnicorn Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mm loveliest Erinyes I've seen ;).. good way to catch Their victims flatfooted ... great pic!
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconartmyworldz:
artmyworldz Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
I like the color and basic composure of this, its beautiful
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:iconnicolecadet:
NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It'd a pretty cliché arrangement of characters, but it seemed appropriate :)
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artmyworldz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
yeah, the white robes are an interesting twist...but hey, the picture's really good.
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zoozee Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
CONGRATULATIONS !! :party:

This artwork is featured in my journal this week - as ART I ENJOYED !

:blowkiss:
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:iconnicolecadet:
NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you muchly :)
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:iconzoozee:
zoozee Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
You are so very welcome :heart:
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, absolutely wonderful! Their expressions definitely get the point across! :D
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:iconnicolecadet:
NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) I think I was aiming for 'haughty' mixed with 'I will destroy you' in the expression department :)
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Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Wow, this rocks. Great coloring!
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks Cathy :)
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Ammette-La-Fae Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
They're kinda scary.....
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Ammette-La-Fae Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
If I had been thinking I probably would have known that but as soon as school starts my brain is kappoot. =)
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
lol, they're meant to be :)
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
wow nicole this is so creative and i love that you used yourself!! i have been keeping up with all the artworks done for the three theme challenge and you all did a beautiful job :clap:
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks Katerina :) There were some great entries, but they need more for next time!
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope to have some free time for the next challenge to participate ,you all did a wonderful job :hug:
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
I hope so too!
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Aurella Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow great job! =)
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:iconnicolecadet:
NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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Kalnaur Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And they seem to pair nicely in themes of three in the myths of Greece, what with the Fates (Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos) and the Gorgons (of which Medusa was the only known named one). Yes three fits very nicely in with the Morrigan, Badb and Macha, with Urðr, Verðandi and Skuld, and many others.

Three is a wonderful number, as are these lovely yet deadly Furies.
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:iconnicolecadet:
NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
Three is a great number for symbolism :) I t was a hard choice figuring out what to paint for the theme.
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Kalnaur Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did a good job. :D
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wendyf Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Looks fabulous Nicole.
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks Wendy :)
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robokop Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Looks cool! :)
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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robokop Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
You are welcome. :)
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
BEAUTIFUL
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