[3/3] Locations / Kingdoms - the Castle under the sea in The Little Mermaid, based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen
“We sometimes live to three hundred years, but when we cease to exist here we only become the foam on the surface of the water, and we have not even a grave down here of those we love.”
the worshipping of angels.
quick mermaid for today’s sketch dailies theme.
Batch of ‘centaur’ sketches with only one actual horse-butt in the lot, but eh close enough.
I think I got this phase mostly out of my system, whew. Good exercise in painting skin/fur and speedsketching though.
G L O R Y & G O R E for odysseus and diomedes; brothers-in-arms who bring out the best, the most violent in each other
01. don’t sit down ‘cause i’ve moved your chair » arctic monkeys yeah yeah yeah, bite the lightning and tell me how it tastes / 02. under cover of darkness » the strokes i’ve been saying it a million times and i’ll say it again: so long, my adversary and friend / 03. conscience killer » black rebel motorcycle club i’m a king, i’m a ruse, i’m born again with no life to lose / 04. glory and gore » lorde you could try and take us, but victory’s contagious / 05. weird animals » the vines i don’t wanna live, i don’t wanna die; i ain’t gotta give, i ain’t gotta try / 06. no regrets » the von bondies the chance is for the taking and the taking’s right / 07. jump on my shoulders » awolnation i say we rob from the rich and blow down the door / 08. bricks and mortar » editors still, no one understands the way you found your god / 09. asleep at the trigger » autolux you’re dressed up; look what you’ve said, but left your insides at home / 10. what became of the likely lads » the libertines we’re as thick as thieves, you know, if that’s important to you / 11. river styx » black rebel motorcycle club will you take my hand to the water’s edge, where every sin has been washed away
(Detail) Ajax and Cassandra,Solomon Joseph Solomon,1886.
2 THE LERNAEAN HYDRA
The Lernaean Hydra was a serpent-like water monster. Everytime one of its heads was cut off, two grew back. But only one of its heads was immortal.
His nephew, Iolaus, helped him burning the severed stumps so can not reborn other head. In the end, the Hydra died without heads and Heracles wetted the tips of their arrows with the blood of the Hydra so his arrows would be deadly for those who smite.
When Eurystheus found out that Heracles’ nephew helped him, he declared the labor as not completed so not count towards the 10 labours.
Originally, there were only 10 labours, but Eurystheus does not recognize two of them (the lernaean hydra and the augean stables)
♔ MYTHS, LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE » F I N F O L K
It is not love, nor bloodlust that drives her to the surface, adorned in silver. She herself is a master of disguise and of self preservation; vain beyond belief and determined in every way to keep her youth lest her brothers claim it as their own. Be wary. She may be closer than you think.