Hades & Persephone Picture

I've always loved the story of Hades and Persephone. I guess, in a way, one might call it the original Beauty and the Beast tale, but I suppose that's up for interpretation. I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Hades, to be honest.

I've wanted to paint these two for ages, but never could figure out their design, hence why I view it as a bit half-arsed, but I'm quite proud of how Hades and Persephone themselves came out, especially Persephone, whom I decided to paint as ascending from the Underworld to see her mother again. I've also shown a bit of contrast with them through colours and connections to nature, hence Persephone with her flowers and Hades with his dead twigs.
Hades & Persephone
Hades and Persephone
Young Persephone