Poseidon, God of the Sea Picture

I've always held a soft spot for Greek mythology, so I decided to do a series about them. I wanted the gods to look normal and not all powerful, as if they were enjoying a day off. I used this opportunity as a way to practice my anatomy skills, so I kept them naked. I used alot of symbolism. Each picture has a minimum of 2 animal representations and 1 botanical representation. I almost never use shadow in my drawings so I really wanted to try shading but I felt like complete shadow would ruin the photos. I also wanted everything to look as real as possible, which is why most of them has dark, curly hair, and I wanted the things in the picture to look as they would in Ancient Greece.

Poseidon, God of the Seas, Earthquakes, and Horses
Animals- Dolphins and a Hippocampus
Plants- Lotus

I was adamant that I did NOT want Poseidon to have any fish-like qualities. This is because in the myth, Poseidon was never stated as having a fish tail. Some of his children and creations had them but he did not. Originally, I gave him a coral crown but it never came out right but suffice it to say, for the future he WILL have a coral crown. Also, with the completion of Poseidon ends my "Pantheon" series and begins my Egyptian gods series. I see him as having fairly light brown hair and deep blue eyes like the sea.
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Poseidon, God of the Sea
Commission: Beren and Luthien
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