Medea Picture

This was the second in a series of four drawings that I did for my last drawing class.
I copied the face and figure of portraits done by Leonardo Da Vinci, but I altered them to make them into mythological figures (all from Greek mythology). Each figure is meant to appear serene and beautiful, as each of these women were before, for whatever reason they brought the wrath of either the Gods or man down upon themselves. I was trying to make a comment on the public and the private personality, meaning how we perceive ourselves to be and how the world sees us and the things we do.
This is Medea, she was a very powerful sorceress who, for love of a man, killed her children and her brother, thus the blood on her hands. After he used her to escape his pursuers, he cast her aside. Though she was embittered, she went on to marry and have a few more kids.
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