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A week ago the Indiegogo campaign for the project MyrtoGkiouli and I have been working on for ages wrapped up.
We didn’t reached our goal, but we’ve still raised enough money to make the first printing possible (fewer pieces, sure, but we can work with that), so we are very excited that! Naturally, we’ll be posting updates along the way, so that’s not the last time you’ll be hearing about this!
With that said, a big “thank you!” is in order to everyone who contributed; your help means a lot!
  • Listening to: Epic Celtic music
  • Reading: Sweeney Todd
  • Watching: The Hollow Crown
  • Playing: with Photoshop
  • Eating: Orange
  • Drinking: Water

:iconmyrtogkiouli: and I keep talking about our project, how's it's going to be an illustrated book and all, we've asked your help to get it printed you've seen what it looks like, so why not show you part of the story too?





"Despite the fact that he had been constantly watching her, at first Eros had been reluctant to watch her bathe. It would have been easy, but ogling her without her permission had felt wrong.


Eventually he had gotten over his shyness, but so far he had only seen her naked back.

Usually it was him, Psyche, and his governess, who had appointed herself as Psyche’s maid the moment the later had set foot in this palace.

Needless to say, his governess, had been extremely amused with his behaviour; every time she saw him, she always muttered things like “coward” or “seems like no arrows were needed here” just to get a rise out of him.

And it worked every time; he always blushed and stuttered because deep down inside he knew she was right. He, the one who shot arrows at people to make them fall in love, had not needed one.

He sighed; that woman was very lucky he loved her to bits.

“May I ask you a question?” Psyche asked his governess, bringing him out of his reverie.

“Of course.” She responded.

“My husband, is he blond?”

The governess looked at him and he nodded.

“He is, yes; why are you asking my lady?”

“I think I saw someone swimming in the lake earlier today.”

She was on her balcony, when she spotted someone swimming in the nearby lake.

At first she thought her eyes were playing tricks on her; but when she took a second look, the stranger was still there.

She ran down there as quickly as possible then, but she had only managed to get a glimpse of his backside, before he had disappeared into thin air.

Needless to say, she had been extremely disappointed.

“What was he like?”

“Well, I only saw his backside, but he seemed fairly young; and rather well-built too.”

His governess gave him an amused smile and he felt his face grow hot.

“Blond, young, well-built.” She said. “That sounds like him, yes.”

“Have you been working here for long?”

“I’ve been in this house since the day he was born; I used to be his governess.”

Psyche perked up at the news. The voice didn’t sound old, so her husband couldn’t be old either.

“He’s a good man. And very handsome too.” The governess added playfully, watching as Psyche blushed at her words.

“Why hasn’t he shown himself yet?” She asked timidly.

His governess raised her eyebrows at Eros, silently challenging him; all colour drained from his face.

“I am afraid I cannot answer that for him my lady. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll leave you to bathe in peace.”

Psyche nodded absently and the governess left, leaving them alone.

She undressed and went about her business; from where he was seated, Eros could only see her back, but he was pleased to notice that she seemed at ease.

He smiled, but his smile soon turned into a frown, as he remembered the task at hand.

He was a skilled archer, but lately he kept missing his target. He had already checked his bow, and it was working properly, so now it was time to check his arrows too.

He emptied his quiver and started inspecting the arrows; those seemed fine too; properly balanced and sharp.

He sighed; he was the problem. He couldn’t focus on anything but Psyche lately.

A loud crashing sound caused them both to jump. Eros, startled, dropped the arrow he was holding, prickling himself close to the knee.

Inwardly, he cursed. The God of Love, wounded by his own weapon. He was a disgrace; he should turn in his bow and arrows to Aphrodite and call it quits.

And then, he looked up and saw Psyche. Instantly, butterflies broke out in his stomach. The feeling definitely wasn’t new, but it had never been so intense before.

That’s what his arrows did?

When, they had heard the crash, Psyche had hastily covered herself with the cloth she used to dry herself off, in case someone walked in.

Once she was sure no one was going to disturb her, she lowered the cloth to the ground, oblivious to his presence.

His jaw dropped; she was perfect! And tonight she would officially become his wife!"

  • Listening to: In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Reading: Penny Dreadfuls
  • Watching: The Wolf Man
  • Playing: ...
  • Eating: Leftovers from the Christmas table
  • Drinking: Tea
The project MyrtoGkiouli and I started three years ago is finally live on Indiegogo! 


It's an adaptation of the myth of Eros and Psyche, as told in Apuleius'MetamorphosesThe story is about a young, mortal woman, Psyche, and her abduction by Eros, the god of love. Usually, marriage is the happy ending of a love story; in their case, it's only the beginning.

We'd love to see it come to life, a 72 A4-page fully coloured book, so any help will be greatly appreciated.
  • Listening to: Epic Celtic music
  • Reading: Penny Dreadfuls
  • Watching: Bram Stokers Dracula
  • Playing: in Photoshop
  • Eating: Souffle
  • Drinking: Warm white wine

The moment we’ve all been waiting for! (you and us both)

After...

...3 years in the making...

...numerous breakdowns...

...and 1 month long countdown,

our indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for The Eros and Psyche Project tomorrow takes off!

More details coming (really) soon!

  • Listening to: Epic Celtic music
  • Reading: Penny Dreadfuls
  • Watching: Bram Stokers Dracula
  • Playing: in Photoshop
  • Eating: Souffle
  • Drinking: Warm white wine
Hello!!

Society 6 just informed me that by using this code society6.com/ninidu?promo=K94Y… you can have free shipping in the products (art prints, mugs throw pillows and more!)

Just for a limited time!
  • Listening to: a barking dog
  • Reading: Bram Stocker's Dracula
  • Watching: Hannibal
  • Playing: with my intuos
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: coffee
A while ago, back in April in fact, MyrtoGkiouli and I took part in Athens Comicdom Con. We put together a little fanzine called "All 12 were wonderful" and it was about..well..the 12 Olympian Gods! (this comes as a surprise to all of you I'm sure :P)
(you can find photos from the event
here theerosandpsycheproject.tumblr…
and here theerosandpsycheproject.tumblr…)

This little book is written by MyrtoGkiouli and illustrated by me and it is a presentation of the 12 Gods of ancient Greece, focusing on the key notes of their personalities and uniqueness.

Cover by Ninidu

We finally decided to translate it in English (the first edition was written in Greek) and make it available both in print and kindle edition on amazon
you can find it here www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012…
  here www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B0…
  here www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0…
  and here www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B012X…

EDIT Until it shows up on amazon as well, here's the link for the printed version:
www.createspace.com/5519711
  • Reading: The Constant Princess
  • Watching: The Tudors
  • Drinking: milk
Hello!

So, I thought the other day that maybe I should open an account on Society 6, and I did!
Aaaand here it is: society6.com/ninidu

I don't have many things uploaded there yet, but I hope the collection will grow in time..


EDIT Society 6 offers free shipping worldwide just for a limited time (August 9) by using this link society6.com/ninidu?promo=K94Y…


Is there any particular drawing that you'd like me to upload?
If you have any suggestions or ideas feel free to share them!
  • Reading: inferno
  • Watching: Penny Dreadful
  • Eating: I'll have to think about that
  • Drinking: iced tea
Hello everyone!

Myrto (the writter) and I thought that it was time that we should change our tumblr layout, and so we did!

Check it out here theerosandpsycheproject.tumblr… and tell us what you think!
  • Reading: byzantine empresses
  • Watching: Penny Dreadful
  • Eating: salad
  • Drinking: water
Hello everyone! 

I thought  I would invite you all to my new Tumblr account! Check it out here eirini-skou.tumblr.com/

(in addition to my older one about Eros and Psyche  theerosandpsycheproject.tumblr… )


Hope you're all doing great!!
  • Reading: byzantine empresses
  • Watching: Penny Dreadful
  • Eating: salad
  • Drinking: water
Thank you all for your wonderful birthday wishes!!!

They really made my day!! :D
  • Reading: celtic mythology
  • Watching: Golden Boy
  • Eating: stromboli
  • Drinking: fanta orange

Blog Moving!!

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 13, 2014, 2:33 AM
Hello to everyone!!

It's been a while I know, but I have been way too busy to update either DA or the blog!


So, Myrto and I decided to move our blog "The Eros and Psyche project" to tumblr since we believe that it's more suitable for what we want to do with the story!

Here's our new address: theerosandpsycheproject.tumblr…

Don't hesitate to ask us anything!

  • Listening to: Christmas songs
  • Reading: Celtic Mythology
  • Watching: Poirot
  • Eating: a lot
  • Drinking: coffee

New Blog Entry

Journal Entry: Mon May 5, 2014, 11:46 AM
Hello everyone! I hope you had a great holiday!

After some people asking about how I color my sketches, I thought I'd share a little step by step for Meleager and Atalanta fav.me/d7e5xbg


you can find the process and a few comments here: theerosandpsycheproject.blogsp…


Have a nice week!

  • Listening to: nothing
  • Reading: The cemetery of Prague
  • Watching: Ga of Thrones
  • Playing: sketching actually
  • Eating: chutney
  • Drinking: water

Comicdom-Con Athens 2014!!!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 7, 2014, 1:39 PM
Just got back from Athens Comicdom-Con!

Let me just say it was an amazing experience!!
I got to participate with a little sketchbook I put together and me and my friend Myrto (always there when needed) had an amazing time promoting our "Eros and Psyche" project in the fanzines section.

The most amazing part though was that we got to meet a lot of interesting people and make new friends!


If you'd like to see pics of the event come on and visit our blog: theerosandpsycheproject.blogsp…


Can't wait for next year!!

  • Listening to: game of thrones theme
  • Reading: Digital Fortress
  • Watching: Game of Thrones season 4 premiere
  • Playing: sketching actually
  • Drinking: coffee

New blog entry!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 27, 2014, 11:40 PM
..well, a few blog entries actually

so, I mentioned in my previous post that me and my friend Myrto :iconmyrtogkiouli: have started a blog about the project of Eros and Psyche we're working on. Its' name?well, the Eros and Psyche project (pretty cool huh?).


Since my last journal there have been some new posts in our blog describing the main characters' looks, the huge editing the first draft suffered ( :P ) and stuff like that.

We will try to keep the posts coming at least twice a week, with the first one coming out on Wednesday or Thursday when we will present some of  the gods and the famous couples of the ancient greek mythology,

and the second somewhere between Saturday and Sunday when we'll present info, fun facts and aspects of the myth of Eros and Psyche.

Come on take a look and tell us what you think!

you'll find us here: theerosandpsycheproject.blogsp…

  • Listening to: "wake me up" avicii
  • Reading: the hound of the Baskervilles
  • Watching: the big bang theory
  • Playing: sketching actually
  • Eating: -
  • Drinking: coffee
Hello!Merry Christmas to everyone!I hope you are all having a great time!

So, my friend Myrto :iconmyrtogkiouli: and I decided to create a blog dedicated to the story of Eros and Psyche that we are currently (and for quite a long time :P ) working on.



Come on and take a look! theerosandpsycheproject.blogsp…
and let us know what you think!
 
  • Listening to: "frozen" soundtrack
  • Reading: the hound of the Baskervilles
  • Eating: a lot
  • Drinking: coffee
Hello! I've decided I would re-open my commissions.
For the time being I will only draw one kind of sketches, that of coloured busts.
Commission are open! by Ninidu

Ιf you're interested send me a note
  • Reading: ancient greek mythology
  • Watching: asterix and the vikings
  • Drinking: chocholate millk

Overwhelmed!

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:07 AM
Thank you guys all so much for your wonderful birthday wishes!!
They were really overwhelming!

  • Listening to: cheek to cheek
  • Watching: the screen
  • Playing: sims social
  • Drinking: tea

A D D?? Seriously??

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 3, 2012, 7:34 AM
Thank you thank you thank you soooo much guys!!!!!A DailyDeviation???????

I really didn't see this coming!!
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

  • Listening to: nothing
  • Reading: "theophano"
  • Watching: the screen
  • Playing: castleville (my new obsession)
  • Eating: cookies
  • Drinking: cocoa

Tagged!!

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 1, 2012, 4:15 AM
Okay, so this is the first time I'm doing this..I usualy never know what to say in these..Anyway, here it goes!!

RULES:

1. You must post these rules.
2. Each person must post 5 things about themselves in their journal.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 11 people to tag
5. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged him/her.
6. No tag backs.
7. No stuff in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you are reading this". You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

5 Random Things about me:

1. I love mythology (ancient greek mostly)
2. I can eat serious amounds of fruit..and chocolate..
3.I hate cheese!I don't know why..my stomach rejects it!
4. I have recently developed an obsession about fairytales (known, unknown anything!)
5. I suck at writting (as you've probably noticed..)

Fefe's questions:

1. What made you become interested in art?

I dunno..I guess ever since I was little whenever I was reading a book I wanted to put the images on a paper..Appart from that when I first read a comic book by didier crisse I fell in love with comic art

2. Did you or are you attending art school?

unfortunatelly no..

3. Who do you love WATCHing on DeviantArt?

let's see..there are many people who's work I love to see but I think that I am really excited when I see :iconstarsandpolkadots: :iconachen089: :iconkyla79: :iconloish: :iconloleia: :iconmakani: :iconphobs: :iconnephyla: :iconzoopaki: 's deviations in my inbox

4. What is the hardest thing you draw or what do you hate to draw?

backgrounds DEFINATELY

5. Do you finish your work in one sitting or over several periods?

I usually need more than one sittings to finish a drawing

6. Do you make a living with your art?

nope if I relied on my drawing skills I guess I would have starved

7. What's your favorite movie genre and why?

I don't know..I watch all kinds of movies

8. What is your favorite work done by another artist?

has it got to be only one? Greek Family by gnazlis Don't worry, I have it covered by ailah Tea Time by PascalCampion The vicious chicken of Bristol by Lelia RainyDays : The Frog by Nephyla La Goulue by Nephyla ginger by JDarnell

Mature Content

Snow Flurries by hilarity
mermaid by loish Pride n' Prejudice: Liz+Darcy by flominowa and many many more

9. What's your favorite comfort food?

umm..chocolate!and chips! and ice cream! the more calories the better!

10. How long have you been an artist?

I dunno..I've been drawing ever since I can remember

11. Why do some people think video games are nerdy!? haha

perhaps because they've never played one themselves :D
I fully support video games!!


I haven't got more time to think of questions..Sorry:(

  • Listening to: Game of Thrones soundtrack
  • Reading: "the white queen"philippa gregory
  • Watching: people from my window
  • Playing: castleville (my new obsession)
  • Eating: cereal
  • Drinking: coffee

Thank you!!!!

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 20, 2012, 9:56 AM
Thank you thank you thank you all for your wonderful wishes!!!!


I was overwelmed to read all your wishes!!!!You really made my day!:hug:

I am really sorry I cannot answer to each and everyone of you individually..

I hope to you all the best!

  • Listening to: Game of Thrones soundtrack
  • Reading: "the white queen"philippa gregory
  • Watching: alias (once again)
  • Playing: castleville (my new obsession)
  • Eating: chocolate!!
  • Drinking: nothing...