Icarus Picture

from the story of Icarus and Daedalus

For those who don't know the story, here is a short summary:
Daedalus was a highly skilled Greek inventor and architect. He had a son named Icarus who worked as his apprentice. King Minos wanted to build a maze in which to imprison the Minotaur (this is yet another story, look it up if you don't know it, i'm not explaining it here) so he hired Daedalus. Daedalus designed a labrynth so complex that anyone once entering it would be lost forever. He and Icarus were the only ones who knew the path through the maze, so Minos imprisoned them at the top of a tall tower overlooking the sea so they would not be able to tell anyone the path through the maze. Daedalus was determined to to escape, so he and Icarus collected the feathers of seabirds and glued them to their arms with wax. Before they took flight, he warned his son not to fly too close to the sun or the wax would melt. As soon as they flew away from the tower, Icarus forgot Daedalus' warnings and flew higher and higher. Like Daedalus said, the wax melted, the feathers fell off and he fell to his death in the waters below.

This is just one of the versions of the story.
In Greek mythology, the sun is a chariot made of flame driven by Appolo.

I messed up the inking, further messed up the colouring, and the scanner hardly improved it.
This is why I usually don't draw people or horses.
I spent so much time on it though that I wanted to put it on DA even though I don't like how it turned out.
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