Ares and Hephaistos Picture

Last night I realised that I hadn't come up with a good design for Hephaistos, god of fire and craftsmen, so I made this quick drawing of him and his brother Ares. Ares is mostly there just to show that Hephaistos is a rather short guy.

According to myth, Hephaistos was lame and this lack of physical perfection was enough to be considered as ugly among the other gods. But since he was also a creative genious and a mastersmith, he eventually gained their respect.

I imagine that both Ares and Hephaistos have some problems with hyperactivity, but while Ares is running around and keeps himself in motion (and not seldom gets into fights with people), Hephaistos is driven by a manic creativity.
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