Pluto Picture

Inspired by the New Horizons photos. I thought it'd be cute to personify Pluto as a bit of a pin-up. (I actually started this idea 8 years ago, but not as pin-ups and never went beyond Mercury, who now rests in my scraps.)

I'm quite happy with it, and will very possibly make an entire series of planetary "bodies" (har har). Dwarf planets are planets too! Poor Pluto.

As for the elements in this, they're based off both the planet and the mythological being that the planet is named after. Pluto was the guardian of the Underworld (and the holder of the key to the underworld, hence the key). He was often shown holding a bident, which is that pitchfork looking thing she's got tattooed on her arm. And there's just the barest of hints of a wisp of smoky tendrils emanating out from behind her, which also ties into my image of the Underworld.

I didn't want to go the evil route, Underworld or not. She's just got some elements of the mythology wrapped up in there.

She also, of course, has the heart on her shirt based on the famous heart as seen from the New Horizons images of Pluto (lower right corner of the planet).

The symbols on the upper left and right are the planetary symbol for Pluto (the original one).

And last but not least, she's small and lovable, just like the dwarf planet-once-full-planet.

The background consists of the Kuiper Belt, which Pluto rests within, and a very distant sun.

Enjoy! And as always, thank you so much for any feedback or favorites!

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