Hades and Persephone Picture

Alt. Title: Under the Pomegranate Tree. But I figured this title was more to the point.

Download plz? This actual picture is approx. 48 cm x 32 cm in size (18 inch by 12.5 inches) irl.

Took me six scans to compile this -_- I like it better in real life...

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Is this fan art? :/

I started this as our second sketchbook assignment: our job was to illustrate a Greek myth, and I jumped at the oppurtunity to illustrate my favourite Olympian couple. I mean, srsly. I love these two. I don't even know why.

The young and fair Goddess of Spring, Persephone (also known as Kore, Cora, and Kora...XD), who once entranced the terrifying God of the Underworld, Hades.

Google the myth. There are so many versions it's silly.

This is my portrayal of the Underworld. They say in the Greek underworld that Hades has a beautiful palace filled with various guests and an equally breathtaking garden (yes, things grow there.) And the world is illuminated by a sort of orb that Apollo gave Hades as a gift.

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He's saying goodbye to her, hence his crestfallen look. Hermes waits below to escort Kore back to Demeter, her mother and the Goddess of Growth.

Hades is asking her to take his last gift: a few pomegranate seeds to eat, for the journey back up. Of course, Persephone, all soft-hearted and sentimental, smiles at him and accepts, unknowing of what the Fates have in store for her...

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2b and 4b pencil. I killed em dead.
Laurentian colour pencils: Crimson, Tuscan Red, Black, Purple, Poppy Red.

Started Feb 17, worked on it every day for approx 3 hours each til 24th... + a collective 10 hours on the weekend.

So about 30 hours was put into this piece.
I had so much fun ^^ Completely happy now.

This was my 200th deviation.

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