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Psyche by Aka-Shiro Psyche by Aka-Shiro
From the myth of Cupid and Psyche, Psyche is described to be so beautiful that she was compared to even Venus, the Goddess of Love and symbol of beauty. Although born human, Psyche is seen with butterfly wings within some old paintings.

Preview of my submission for the first illustration anthology organized by :iconour-artbook: (Thank you for inviting me into the project~)
I'll let you guys know when the pre-order for the book is available!! v(´∀`v)☆


Still trying to improve painting techniques and experiment with different color palettes. This was a lot of fun! I love long hair~~
Top right is a lamp I referenced and redesigned from Amore e Psiche (1707–09), by Giuseppe Crespi.



Illustration © *Aka-Shiro

Please do not repost my drawings without credit, and please never trace, distribute, modify, or use without permission. Thank you very much!
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rei-kiri Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My friend has this print! I saw it in her room in college haha! So you're the artist that drew it! amazing piece :la:
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kurenaisama Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Is the arm around the other at the bottom right supposed to be Cupid's? Anyway, beautiful work! And I love Cupid and Psyche, I've always thought their story was one of those classic tragic romances haha.
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Aka-Shiro Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes, and thank you!! I really love their tale as well~ ;v;
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kurenaisama Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Please draw Cupid as well! That would be so beautifully tragic ;____;
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flareup03 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. :iconcryingrainbowsplz:
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Createjewels Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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fangelsi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SO PRETTYYYYYYYY
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Annetjeehh Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow, i love her face and hair!:heart: She is so beautifull!:aww:
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LuitenantYunaTeMe Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you get the edges to curve o3o your art is so smexy btw
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simplyl0ve Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is my favorite myth of all the myths of antiquity! :) really glad you decided to do a take on it, it looks really amazing!
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