Helen of Troy Picture

Dec. 10, 2009

Revised Helen's face, back, legs and colouring. Thank you for the amazing feedback!


“In Greek mythology, Helen better known as Helen of Sparta or Helen of Troy, was daughter of Zeus and Leda, wife of king Menelaus of Sparta and sister of Castor, Polydeuces and Clytemnestra. Her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War.” source: Wikipedia

This character captivates me, not only because she was said to be so incredibly beautiful and a semi-goddess, but because of the ambiguity that surrounds her. Some sources say that she left her husband to be with Paris of her own will and others say she was forced and remained in Troy a prisoner. Was she a selfish cheating wife or a loyal one, trapped in a society controlled by the whims of men? Was she simply in love? Was she tricked? Was she rebelling?


So, here's Helen, readying herself for a bath.

Photoshop CS3 - a very long time.

Detail: [link]

WIP animation: [link]

Greek patterns and symbols for window frame, bath's wall, clothes and earrings: [link]
Phaethic Escapade
Hera - Queen of Olympus
Helen of Troy
The Adventures of Lord Zeus
MYth: Will [Cover]