Apollo, God of Light 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.

Apollo, God of Light, Music, Poetry, and Prophecy
Animals- Snake and Raven
Plants- Hyacinth

The Hyacinth represent Apollo's lover, the python is his slaying of the dragon Python, the lyre is his instrument of choice, his trademark laurel leaf crown, and the arrow represents the bow and arrows he begged Hephaestus to make for him. A lot of people depict him as having golden blonde hair but in my opinion, it's a darker, dirty blonde.
Daphne and Apollo
Friday: Mythology Apollo
Apollo, God of Light
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