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Waiting to Cross the River Styx by AutumnOwl Waiting to Cross the River Styx by AutumnOwl
So `Krissi001 recommended that I enter a contest when I mentioned that I had no ideas for pixel art/emotes. Here is what I intend to submit to `SparklyDest's Januamber "Mythology" contest. I decided to do something with Charon and the River Styx. Charon is the ferryman on the River Styx, and transports souls to the Underworld (sometimes also called Hades), where they await to be reborn. There is a fee to cross the river, and ancient Greeks would place a coin in the deceased's mouth to cover this fee.

This piece was influenced by the Disney animated film Hercules, where the River Styx is a river of dead souls, often trying to get into Charon's boat.

Art ~AutumnOwl
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Given 2013-05-16
Waiting to Cross the River Styx by ~AutumnOwl The dark colors help to lend a creepy feel to this piece. Look out, Ferryman...the little dead emote is trying to get you...:eyes: ( Suggested by Eitvys200 and Featured by SparklyDest )
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Lady-Weavile-461 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I knew it! It did look like the river of souls!

 

great art btw!

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Effervescentish Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man I love greek myths and I love emotes and this is a perfect mix of both
it's no wonder you won a DD for this. woweewow
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RufusReginald Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Filmographer
Phenomenal!
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Thank you ^_^
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guelpacq Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student
You really did an amazing job making this!
Congrats on the DD! You really deserve it! :clap:
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Thank you very, very much! :hug: I am glad you like it and thought it deserved the DD :)
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guelpacq Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student
You're very welcome! :hug:
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Pikachu-28 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Congrats!
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Thank you! ^-^
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Pikachu-28 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:D
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a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :clap: Stil one of my favorite story-motes! :love:
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Thank you! :hug: I am glad you still enjoy it :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
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Thank you so very much! ^o^
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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iAmoret Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Previously faved, and I believe I already commented (back in Januamber :D), so I guess I'll just say, congrats on the DD! :clap:
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:giggle: Well thank you ever so much for another comment and the congratulations! :)
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:eager: Thank you!!
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:tighthug: You're welcome!
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Larkynn Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. I love how you even added the new soul holding his coin.
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:aww: Aw well thank you so very much. I am glad you liked it. I felt the soul holding the coin really pulled it together :)
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InvaderVargs Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! This is awesome!
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Thanks! I'm glad you like it :)
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InvaderVargs Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is absolutely fantastic!
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:eager: Thank you so much!
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Tugera Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   General Artist
I thought it was Gollum in his boat with Bilbo stupidly holding the ring out where it could be seen, until I clicked and read the title and description. XD
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:giggle: Well that's not entirely implausible. Glad you got it cleared up though xD
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One-For-Sorrow Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...I see you everywhere. :stare:
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Tugera Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   General Artist
: D
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PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
This is an excellent feature :w00t: Please keep up the fantastic work!
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:blushes: Why thank you so much, I shall try to!
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PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
You are most welcome! :huggle:
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GabePuratekuta Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just one coin? I know a certain shinigami that wouldn't like that
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Well then I guess it's a good thing this emote soul went to the Greek mythology underworld and not the Japanese one :giggle:
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GabePuratekuta Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They're all the same. It's the Sanzu River
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GenzouHunterssonn Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful Pixels, got some details, shades and colors. :love:

Congratulations for the new Daily Deviation!
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:aww: Well thank you so much for your kind words and congratulations. :hug:

Also I absolutely love your avatar :3
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GenzouHunterssonn Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh... Thank You :huggle:
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Karontye Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:aww:
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Alkraas Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations for the Daily Deviation :hug:
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:hug: Thank you so very much :)
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Alkraas Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome :)
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SparklyDest Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats on the DD! :aww:
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:la: thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you <3
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lintu47 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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AutumnOwl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:hug: Thank you so very much, I shall!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure :happybounce:
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