Hera, Queen Goddess Picture

I've always held a soft spot for Greek mythology, so I decided to do a series about them. I wanted the gods to look normal and not all powerful, as if they were enjoying a day off. I used this opportunity as a way to practice my anatomy skills, so I kept them naked. I used alot of symbolism. Each picture has a minimum of 2 animal representations and 1 botanical representation. I almost never use shadow in my drawings so I really wanted to try shading but I felt like complete shadow would ruin the photos. I also wanted everything to look as real as possible, which is why most of them has dark, curly hair, and I wanted the things in the picture to look as they would in Ancient Greece.

Hera, Goddess of Marriage and Commitment
Animals- Peacock and cuckoos
Plants- Lily

I wanted her and Zeus to be on a throne. I also put rings on them both to represent their commitment. Draped on her throne is a cow skin to represent one of her animal symbols and I wanted her expression to be sort of evil and vindictive. If you look at both her and Zeus's photos, their symbols invade each other. In Hera's, it's the oak branch. I imagine her being blonde (really blonde) with ice blue eyes but I can also imagine her with deep red hair as well.
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