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Bythos, Sage of the Sea by EvilInstinct Bythos, Sage of the Sea by EvilInstinct
A rare glimpse at one of two known Ichthyocentaurs - powerful members of the race of Tritons.

Bythos, the right hand of Poseidon and an old mentor to Aphrodite, waits near shore for the goddess to attend to one of her many lessons.

Bythos never allowed his mystical whale bone trident, a gift from Poseidon, to stray from his grasp. Legend has long held that it contained the power to control the mighty Kraken.

This deviation is an entry in :iconvlei:'s Mythical Blind Date Contest. Keep your fingers crossed!

This is sculpted from super sculpey over an aluminum wire armature, and painted with Delta Ceramcoat acrylics.

Larger image size available at download.
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:iconbythosboy:
bythosboy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Is it for sale?
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Silvia1826 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Awesome! This is the best Ichthyocentaur on DA yet! :D
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Student General Artist
there are no krakens in greek mythology?
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:iconwickedprince:
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Cool character. :)
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic stuff, I love his arms especially! :iconjuap:
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:iconevilinstinct:
EvilInstinct Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Thanks. I found myself wondering while painting him if I made the arms a bit too huge.
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't think you did; they certainly look very muscular, but it fits with the character.
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:iconjshei:
Jshei Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on placing in the contest!
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:iconevilinstinct:
EvilInstinct Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Thanks! A lot of good entries in this one, too. I was impressed.
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MyrrhCity Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on winning! Your sculpture is so detailed! Gorgeous!
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