Persephone Picture

My first attempt at using oil pastels! Yay!! I'm in love with 'em.

This may or may not turn into something bigger. It's the goddess Persephone, the goddess of Spring who is also queen of the underworld; representing dual sides of the female personality. I designed her in the style of the the High Priestess from the usual Tarot imagery and symbols.

I'm considering expanding this to do at least a full Major Arcana, with each enigma represented by a figure from Western mythology: Greek, Celtic, Nordic, et cetera (though I would probably stick with those three, since I know them well enough). The idea is to combine the symbols of the myths with the Tarot symbolism, and then play a Symbol Drinking Game when I'm all done.

Oil pastel on paper
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