I have no clue what category this is.Nike of Samothrace.
Class assignment: Drapery. But you knew that.
She's kind of controversial to me, which is why she's kind of weary. Most people think victory as in victory over war, and victory through violent means, but in my heart, I kind of feel like she's sick of all the fighting and would rather everybody win through compromise. However, she's still readying her sword because she knows that to get your own victory, you must be ruthless and pursue it by many means.
Nike is the Greek goddess of victory (also, apparently, of strength and glory). She is one of the oldest gods in the Greek pantheon, prior to the Olympians, and a constant companion to Athena.
Apart from that, before I started this picture I had no clue who she was. We were supposed to interpret the sculpture The Winged Victory of Samothrace, quite famous, and here's kind of my interpretation of her. With a head and arm, of course. I didn't use a reference of the sculpture when I was drawing, so a lot of things are off. Not to mention the fact that I got the pillars wrong... T_T
This was supposed to be handed in as an assignment for art class but I was told that I lose marks because I smudged her skin--and some parts of her clothes--with tissue. -sob-
So I have to redo it by Wednesday(which is the day after tomorrow orz). -sigh- I'll redraw her in a different pose. A lot of detail was lost and blurred in the scanning process. I had to heavily sharpen some areas on her feet--as you can see, that wasn't very effective there, either. So bear with me, please?
This looks a lot like an older piece.[link] whoops! XD
A few hours, a lot of sharpening some 2B and 4B pencils, and a heartbreak. The shading was quite painful, my hand is now sore, thank you, Greek gods. >.>