Monday, April 03, 2006

IF/MM: SPRING


It didn’t take long for me to decide how to tie my Mythic Monday theme with this week’s Illustration Friday topic: Spring. It still managed to take up more of my time than I intended...
Above is pictured the reemergence of Persephone.
In Greek mythology she is the beautiful young daughter of Zeus and Demeter (Goddess of the harvest). When Hades (King of the underworld) abducts Persephone to be his bride, Demeter goes into a great depression and the earth itself grows cold and ceases to be fertile. Hades Reluctantly agrees to return Persephone to the surface world, but only for 2/3 of the year. He binds her to the underworld by having her eat the seeds of a pomegranate.
I wonder what happens if she sees her shadow...

8 comments:

Kaya said...

Beautiful and soft, it ties perfectly in with Spring and Greek mythology! Nice stuff.

Greg said...

Wow that is really nice! I like how she glows.-Greg

minacristina said...

Lovely work!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

wonderful illustration!

Amy Zaleski said...

WOW! Powerful image! Gorgeous illustration to go with a fantastic story!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

ethereal, celestial: of or relating to the regions beyond the earth,

Bron Smith said...

Beautiful colored pencil image. You must've put a lot of hours into this one.

Aravis said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!