Hades and Persephone Picture

As per usual, this was a class assignment.

(I really need to make more art for myself...) :sigh:

Anyway, the project was pretty open ended. We could make basically whatever we wanted. So I decided to experiment with illustration and drawing and did a Greek Mythology series, where I illustrate 5 of my favorite myths.

This one is the awesome love story of Hades, Lord of the Underworld, and Persephone, Goddess of Spring.

I don't really like interpretations of this myth where Hades kidnaps and rapes Persephone and she's all too eager to leave.

I prefer the idea that Hades kidnapped Persephone, and she didn't like him at first, but she grew to care about him. With her body language I tried to portray how she is torn between her love of the surface world and her love of Hades.

I highly recommend everyone who likes Hades and Persephone read