Pythian Apollo Picture

One of the 12 Olympians. God of prophecy, healing, music, poetry, archery. Often associated with the sun and light (=truth?). Son of Zeus and Leto, twin brother to the goddess Artemis.
Attributes include the laurel, bow and arrow, raven, lyre. The python represents the site of his Delphic Oracle.
Not the luckiest guy in love, quite a few of his lovers ended up dead and turned into plants. Etiologies for the cypress, hyacinth, laurel.

Excuse the eye-bleeding colors.
Google references for pretty much everything except Apollo himself, which is why the anatomy is questionable and why I sort of quit halfway through painting it.

Media: Pencil, watercolors, Gimp for brightness/contrast adjustments.
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