The Edge of Hades' Fire Picture

photoshop painting of a scanned pencil sketch

The original sketch idea was just this cracked sword showing some inner fire and the name was really just incidental.
It was to represent the god Hades from Greek mythology, ruler of the underworld, or the dark realm.
Then it took on a whole new character when I started painting it and it ended up going into the hot pink direction.
The idea of Hades' fire being the stars crept in and it all just came together.

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