Evolution: Persephone Picture

My Greek mythology characters have been with me for quite a long time, but they have changed as I have changed. I did my first drawing of Persephone when I was fifteen years old and as you can see she doesn't have much in common with the present one (except that they both have flowers in their hair).

I also had a period when I tried to place the myths in our time. Number two and three are from that period. It never worked out pretty well, though I did lots of comics during that time.

Number four is from a more or less unsuccessful attempt to make a comic of a chapter from the children's novel The God Beneath the Sea by Leon Garfield and Edward Blishen. That book really touched me when I first read it as a teenager, but my comic just ended up as crap.

The present Persephone is the only one who has a little "darker" personality. Before I used to solely focus on her function as goddess of spring and fertility and thus she always ended up pretty boring. I'd like to think this evolution has been an improvement.

I'll probably remove this to the scrapbook later.
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