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Queen Hera by Hera-of-Stockholm Queen Hera by Hera-of-Stockholm
For a long time now have I wanted to do my Olympian namesake, but never being able to really get it to work (started several times but was not pleased with the outcome.)

And then finally it came out right. So here she is, the Queen of Heaven, Hera of Olympos (not Stockholm - lol)

More about Hera: [link]

Stock for bg from :iconcsnyder: & :iconresurgere:
Planet Earth courtecy of NASA
3D items from DAZ, Renderocity, Runtime DNA, Synfulmindz
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lumberlung Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  New member Professional Writer
While looking at that celestial body (no, not Hera's), I began to wonder if the Olympus orbits it or if it is Olympus's satellite. Regardless of who orbits whom, when I noticed that it wasn't the moon but rather a planet with continents and bodies of water, I know what area of said planet would be below Olympus. And that's clever. It's important to assume that our audiences are smart and, as hard as it is sometimes, it's important to resist that temptation to point out how clever we are. You go out of your way to obscure the planet with that ostentatious fountain, and, speaking for myself, for the minute or so that I looked at this carefully I ignored that section of the picture because it is so close to Hera's face, which is a magnet for its beauty. I like how the color scheme of the tile beneath Hera's feet compliments her regalia, which I think is lovely. I certainly would not dare to suggest that you change anything about her garments, but I think a flash — and I mean just a bit — of leg would be most lovely.
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
Yes, it is Earth out there in space behind the fountain - glad you spotted it. I was intentionally not making it easy, because the main focus was the queen of gods herself. But I love to add those little details that may tell a story into my picture and see if someone spots them and make something out of them. Always gives me the thrill when people does.
And yes, the idea is that Olympos orbits Earth in a way, but in some kind of parrallell dimension, so that you can see the planet and the stars and all the universe at the same time as this place follows it own laws, since it plows trough the Aether and is inhibited by immortal beings, who appears only superficially similar to us - yet at the same time are able to live together with us humans nd understand us and even procreate with us. And since perfection and paradise tend to get boring after a while, they come down to our world now and then instead and engage in it.
Finally, I'm not done with Hera yet, she might get some more revealing outfit later on :) :glomp:
lumberlung Featured By Owner 10 minutes ago  New member Professional Writer
I'm not done with Hera yet, she might get some more revealing outfit later on
That would be excellent. Of course, you have to understand that my question is academic. Did Hera really believe that she could compete with Athena and, more importantly, Aphrodite? The goddesses and gods of Olympus are not known for being all that rational, but Hera's pride seems to doesn't seem to be enough to drive her actions: indeed, I have to question whether or not she is of sound or unsound mind.

However, if it turned out that, like Paris, we have been deceived all these years by Hera's hidden hotness, it would incite one the most significant revolutions in classical studies since Schliemann unearthed Troy itself.
rozesall Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Just to say that you were featured on:…

Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
:) Thanks a lot, I'm honored :tighthug:
bluebabyblue Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Hera was so misunderstood
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
You're right about that!Thanks :iconnewhugplz:
bluebabyblue Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
You're welcome!
Becky123190 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
nice work
u made her look like she could be a nice lady even though she was always jealous of Zeus lol
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Thanks a lot! I can imagine she was nice to most but to Zeus and his mistresses :iconlovepowerplz:
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