Queen of the Underworld Picture

Happy Hallowe'en, boys and ghouls!

Last year, I painted what I (intended to have) dressed as Mina Murray and this year I've decided to do the same. This year I'm going as Persephone, Queen of the Underworld.

For her portrait, I decided to mix both elements of life and death to Persephone, hence both the flowers and the skulls, but also the dark red of her costume, both the colour of blood and the pomegranate seeds she ate, which I now realize look like blood...which was entirely unintentional, I swear!

Yes, I also gave her dark skin because since she spends most of her time in her garden, I'm kind of sick of seeing people painting her as a blonde white girl. And no, I will not be dying my hair or powdering/tanning my skin to look exactly how I imagined her because that would require too much makeup and not enough dignity.

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