Athena RLY Picture
I made this largely because of God of War for the PS2, which has revived my interest in Greek Mythology. My depiction of the patron goddess of Athens came from God of Wars outfit and a Boris Vallejo work with a knelling Athena, looking on from Olympus. I opted for a spear over a sword since I envision her as more of a strategic war goddess. Upon noticing she was constantly accompanied by an owl, I took it upon myself to incorporate the O RLY owls into the sketch (for humors sake). The head used in the work came from a student to which I have held great affection (limerance) towards over the course of the better part of 3 years.