Forgotten Legends Picture

My piece for our "animal, vegetable, mineral" assignment. The prompt for this piece was more open ended and allowed for more creative license than previous works so I decided to go a more mythical root.
Based on the legend of Daphne who turned herself into a tree to escape Apollo and other wood nymph legends, the idea that these once well known and widely accepted tales would eventually fall into ruin and forgotten was the basic premises. I wanted to depict the beautiful tree that was once Daphne being forgotten and chopped down like any other tree, and the pain she might feel.

Done in black ink.
Daphne
Daphne
Forgotten Legends
Mermaid - WIP
Metamorphosis - Orpheus