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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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setsurara Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Will you ever post the full version of this? so beautiful ; v ;
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Aka-Shiro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh, I probably should haha;; The project.. seems to have disappeared..;;;
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setsurara Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oooh hooray i'd really like to see it!! and also, that's really strange...i wonder, did they disappear before people bought?
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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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