Process! I had the idea of taking old world mythology and placing it in a new world setting (a while ago in college I took a class in “Universal themes” that ended up studying a lot of greco-roman mythology - I’m not really convinced that mythology is universal at all, but still interesting on its own). Also it seems like it would be a good vessel for a little social commentary. Anyway this is supposed to be the Naiad of the Rio Orinoco (with a Orinoco crocodile playing the part of the river god). These are compositional thumbnails. I like thumb 2 the most personally, A big inspiration mood-wise for this piece is Waterhouse’s the lady of shallot and I think #2 captures the mood best of the four. Thumb 4 is the most dynamic but waaaaay to cheesecake for me. I managed to throw out my back though, so I’ve got plenty of time to plan this piece out at least ;p
Which one do you guys like best?