Melpomine Picture

This picture has really tragic background. I was trying my new GIMP for the first time, finished this and oooh it looked good - then I screwed up the jpg saving settings and it was saved with 16 colors. And real men don't back up their stuff! So after thinking of many acts involving lots of physical violence and ugly Finnish swear words, I managed to find a version from my hard disk that was, well, partly painted (her dress and hair). I opened PSP and finished this with lots of grring. Happy ending, I guess...

Yeah. Melpomine was one of the nine muses in ancient Greek mythology. She was the muse of tragedy and the sad masks are her symbols. I might try to illustrate the rest eight later.

p.s. thank you for the textures!
Muse of Music : Euterpe
Muse of Comedy - Thalie