Ares Picture

(from wikipedia)

"Ares (Ancient Greek: Ἄρης [árɛːs], Μodern Greek: Άρης [ˈaris]), Doric Greek: Ἄρα [ára] is the Greek god of war. He is one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera.[1] In Greek literature, he often represents the physical or violent and untamed aspect of war, in contrast to the armored Athena, whose functions as a goddess of intelligence include military strategy and generalship.[2]

The Greeks were ambivalent toward Ares: although he embodied the physical valor necessary for success in war, he was a dangerous force, "overwhelming, insatiable in battle, destructive, and man-slaughtering."[3] Fear (Phobos) and Terror (Deimos) were yoked to his battle chariot.[4] In the Iliad, his father Zeus tells him that he is the god most hateful to him.[5] An association with Ares endows places and objects with a savage, dangerous, or militarized quality."

I will eventually do a digital version of Ares but I got attached to the sketch. My teacher calls him the hockey player.

Sketched in pencil, inked and then painted with watercolors. Used gold ink for the gold areas and to give the armor sheen.

Art © Ishali Perez

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