AAP - the harpy Picture

Another piece from the 'Asian Argonauts Project'. This is my redesign of the harpies.

Originally in mythology they were women with the wings, tails, and talons of birds. Somewhere along the line they became these somewhat more grotesque, hag-like creatures that had a much more bird-like body. Recently some people have been depicting them as beautiful winged women again.

I wanted my harpies to be different - elegance coupled with eeriness, and a figure that is neither completely human nor completely bird-like. The feet are actually another pair of hands, and the face is more like a mask that splits open at the mouth to reveal a set of very sharp teeth. The eyes are black.
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