Arinda, Drakaina Princess of the Sea Picture

Name: Arinda
Theme: Drakaina Princess

One of many, Arinda sits squarely in the middle of all her sisters in the line of ascension. Each daughter is given a duty, one that matches closest to their individual skill-set. Each daughter is also given an adviser to aid them in the management of their assigned task. One's task is theirs to complete for the rest of their days, unless they can prove to their adviser, and then again to their mother the Queen, that their skills would be more wisely utilized elsewhere. Always a bit rough-and-tumble, it is her duty to ensure that all thirty of her younger brothers grow up to be great warriors, and by proving themselves in battle to be suitable fathers and mates. She achieves this by challenging each one to battle no less than twice daily. Never once has her eyes set upon the grand throne, but this does not worry, her; the throne has never been her goal. She longs to lead her mother's troops to battle, not just train them for it. Diligently, she has been working towards this goal, not with just her fists, but with cunning, teaching her brothers strategy, as well as stance and form. She has managed to keep an edge over her brothers using her wits, skills, a strong defense, amplified by the translucent crystal band always worn upon her tail, and the paralyzing sting of 'Pharmakos', her enchanted tri-staff. She is never alone however, as she is eternally accompanied by her birth companions, Emem and Iríni, the two serpents on her back; each carrying it's own deathly unique poison.

This is the finished piece from my DrakainaTeaser I uploaded in May/June, sometime~ While I did not win that contest, I most certainly learned quite a few new tricks to improve my work~ I do apologize, I drew this in May, and didn't secure it properly, hence the notable wrinkling of the paper~

Paper: 20# bond
Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 9B

In Greek mythology, a drakaina (Ancient Greek: δράκαινα) is a female dragon, sometimes with human-like features.
The word "drakaina" is literally the feminine form of drakon (Ancient Greek for dragon or serpent), and most drakainas had some features of a human woman. Lamia, Campe, Echidna, and many representations of Ceto, Scylla and Delphyne had the head and torso of a woman.

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