miriam Picture

decided to do the first challenge “harpy” before bed tonight.

i know the usual harpy image depicts a rather ugly, shrieking head of a woman on a birds body, with fierce talons and a major blood lust. so i thought i’d do a bit of a flip on that and depict a harpy as a mild, happy older lady.

i really suck at drawing the elderly. i’ve just been too accustomed to sketching the young. so this was good practice!

i named her “miriam” and in my head i thought it’d be neat that since shes an older woman it is her wings that have and continue to be her strongest form of independence. when grounded, she needs the walking stick. even when her legs fail her, her wings never do.
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