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Dedicated to my good friend A.D. Colburn, Captain of R/V Atlantis:Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and to all the crew on the ship
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Hi guys! this is a pic I done time ago as a cover for the October issue of GameStar MMO magazine (German) hope you like it :)

pscs/bamboo/cant remember time/music: Caribbean blue -Enya
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Atlantis (in Greek, Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, "island of Atlas") is a legendary island first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias.

According to Critias, the Hellenic gods of old divided the land so that each god might own a lot; Poseidon was appropriately, and to his liking, bequeathed the island of Atlantis. The island was larger than Ancient Libya and Asia Minor combined, but it afterwards was sunk by an earthquake and became an impassable mud shoal, inhibiting travel to any part of the ocean. The Egyptians, Plato asserted, described Atlantis as an island comprising mostly mountains in the northern portions and along the shore, and encompassing a great plain of an oblong shape in the south.

In Plato's myth, Poseidon fell in love with Cleito, the daughter of Evenor and Leucippe, who bore him five pairs of male twins. The eldest of these, Atlas, was made rightful king of the entire island and the ocean (called the Atlantic Ocean in his honor), and was given the mountain of his birth and the surrounding area as his fiefdom.

Poseidon carved the mountain where his love dwelt into a palace and enclosed it with three circular moats of increasing width. The Atlanteans then built bridges northward from the mountain, making a route to the rest of the island. They dug a great canal to the sea, and alongside the bridges carved tunnels into the rings of rock so that ships could pass into the city around the mountain; they carved docks from the rock walls of the moats. Every passage to the city was guarded by gates and towers, and a wall surrounded each of the city's rings. The walls were constructed of red, white and black rock quarried from the moats, and were covered with brass, tin and the precious metal orichalcum, respectively.

According to Critias, 9,000 years before his lifetime a war took place between those outside the Pillars of Hercules at the Strait of Gibraltar and those who dwelt within them. But at a later time there occurred portentous earthquakes and floods, and one grievous day and night befell them, when the whole body of your warriors was swallowed up by the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner was swallowed up by the sea and vanished; wherefore also the ocean at that spot has now become impassable and unsearchable, being blocked up by the shoal mud which the island created as it settled down.
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TL211153 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) Nod Nod Nod Nod Nod Nod 
It's   great~!!!
Amazing's     paint~!!!!!
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kubuk13 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome !! The shield reminds me of Erza Scarlet's shield . 
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Silver-Zero Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
This is really fantastic! I love anything to do with Greek Mythology and Atlantis. 
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Kn1ghtGr3y Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
awesome
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MOMOpJonny Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
GORGEOUS!!
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Koolebra-DDR Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Que preciosa sirena.
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AmazonianPrince Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is awesome ! Can you do one on mermen ?
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lagartoloco94 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014

Who is that though? It explains the city but not the mermaid.

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MRWHITE81 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
awesome
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marilynofthebay Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like a print of this art. I am doing an art installation called Atlantis: Ship of Fools for an upcoming festival and I would like to feature this as one of the art pieces. Please contact me.
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 50 - Atlantis" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
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paigeebaybee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I loooooooooove the colours!
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Williams013 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I loved the disney movie!
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks real total class. >w<
ingenious styl.
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ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
fucking awesome
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juliethestrange Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
beautiful
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animegirl6698 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Gorgeous
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BreeNC Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
This is beautiful!
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Luvsimon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Wow she is sooo beautiful
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Mystic-Majinbuu Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
O lord of pin-ups, what hath you not drawn?

I can see every name and every myth female/male i know in your gallery. You are AWESOME.

-bows-
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LittleRuky Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
amazing :omfg:
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
:bulletblue:A stunning sea landscape with a gorgeous siren in it! :toocool: Congratulations by this work,dude! :clap:
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Sper3 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
not you fathers' mermaid.
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CharlizeArt Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
:love: AAAAAAMMEII! Linda demais!!
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Kuroi-Tsuruko Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...It's beautiful!
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TaigaDraw Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
*O* you're..the best!
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Artaggu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I love the shield
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Ryuu-Tsurugi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student
Wow!!! Looks Beautiful!!! :dalove:
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tsukiyomi-akane Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ok you have an amazing art work here...i like em all...you are a true talented person ;)
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adamkaimaras Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Hey

I am amazed from your work!!!
Atlas was one of the Titans. He was punished to hold the whole world above his head for the rest of the eternity. Now days Atlas in Hellenic language means a very big map!!!
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kronusthedestroyer Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Dudebro...these r amazing... u should do some "alice in wonderland" type of stuff!
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zzita Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
nice!
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Chofy87 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me encantó el fondo y los colores, es preciosa
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VisionXtream Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Hey GENZOMAN I am really impressed by your 2d artwork and would like to see more! I have a Massively-Multiplayer-Online-Role-Playing-Game (MMORPG)
Team set up and we need more people like you. We need 2d and 3d artists. All roles are available to fill as we only have 4 people in the team so far. I would be greatful as it will be volunteer work for a while until gaming money is made! Thank you so much.

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Greenigon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
I FEEL a little odd or fear?
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Atarra Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
As always, an absolutely beautiful work. I love reading your wiki attacks of random fun facts as I listen to the music that inspired your work. Thank you so much for igniting so many of my senses, visual, auditory, and my mind every time I see one of your works in my Watched Message list. :)
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jordan6426 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Can't get enough of your artwork - this is superb!
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maitezaitut Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah me gusta mucho su cara y cabello esta genial nwn aunque el escudo (si es que es un escudo) se ve raro como si nomas estuviera pegado y ya o,o
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SilverySands Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Oh, I forgot to say that all the wiki info you put is really great. I have read LOTS of mythology so I know many of the gods, goddesses and myths, but many, many people do not, so it is really good that you are trying to let them know where these characters and stories come from.

Thanks!
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saishadow Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
awsome
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348joey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
What's that thing next to her right arm?
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SilverySands Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
I think it is her shield.
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dr-mcness Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
I am in awe of your skill
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telestria Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Very pretty

Yay for conventiently placed hair
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Light-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
HOLY FUDGER, that is so amazing!!
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Faerwald1313 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Y hair always block boob makes me sad
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Xanofar Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I never quite figured out how to draw the surface of water from below. It's tricky. You handled it really well though.
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shadowlord345 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Atlas was a Titian.
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zoogoesrawr Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Names are often repeated in mythology. :)
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Midnight121 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breathtaking!
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