Under the Apple Tree Picture

For my matte painting class. I think I'm getting better at realistic painting, although I still have a long ways to go before I'm really good.

The assignment was to depict one of the greek mythological stories or characters in a preraphalite painting style. I chose to do a portrait of Ares and Aphrodite. Their whole romance fascinates me.

Under the Apple tree pertains to two things: A poem and a song, which I listened to like fifty times while working on this.

Approx 14 hours
Photoshop CS4
Staci Poole
2009
Born From the Sea
Dreams
Under the Apple Tree
Manphrodite
Eros doodles