The Channel Picture

I've always loved the "evil" versions of sirens and mermaids in Greek mythology. As a kid, though I loved Disney's "The Little Mermaid" to death, I always thought the sirens tempting Odysseus and the mermaids of European folklore that would comb their hair on the rocks to lure sailors were pretty darn awesome.

I really enjoy harpies too, but there are none in this picture. That bird-woman is a siren, before the sirens lost a contest with the Muses, who then plucked all their feathers out, rendering them flightless.

If this is all jargon to you, brush up on your Greek mythology.

Colored with Gallery Colored Pencils and touched up on The Gimp.
Urania
Human Loki...
The Channel
Greek - Polyhymnia
Greek - Erato