Hela Picture

Hela, daughter of Loki and Angrboda. She's the queen of the underworld and goddess of death.

I had a very specific image of Hela in my mind--I pictured her as, basically, a creepy young girl. And yet she also had to have an other-worldly quality about her, something that would suggest that she also possesses the authority to command and guard the souls of the dead. What I did /not/ want to do is the Marvel version, which is a character design that I loathe with the burning fire of a thousand suns.

I had a lot of fun with the skin tones here, and the crown was an absolute joy to design. I scanned in the original drawing, then painted it in Photoshop using a watercolor brush.
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