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Perseus and Andromeda by Himmapaan Perseus and Andromeda by Himmapaan
*N.B. Please read the description through (including the one in the linked rough) before rebuking my mythological information. Thank you!

Final colour piece (at long last) of this rough: [link]
Sample illustration for Templar Publishing.

Pen & ink and watercolour, 210 x 297 mm.

Scanned for me by the wonderful ~slightlytriangle from a colour photocopy.

I scribbled a little Conté crayon over some areas of the sky and used some of it for the reflected lightning in the clouds - sadly, the copy has made this rather harsher and grainier than it actually is in the original.

Sharp eyed observers will not only notice the slight change in the background rocks for a better composition. The art director at Templar (a UK publisher) reminded me of the strangely prudish attitude of American children's publishers (just as a matter of course, in the event that co-editions might arise), who would be sure to balk at even the kind of chaste nudity with which Andromeda is here depicted (incidentally, I much prefer her in the rough as a better drawing), so more hair had to be strategically blown to cover her one visible breast. They would even go so far as to find discomfort in Pegasus' genitalia (I kid you not). As there was no way I could cover this, however, I simply had to avoid drawing it altogether.

For an idea of the in-progress work on this, please see the bottom of this journal entry: [link]


*Though not originally conceived for it, this deviation is eligible and has therefore been entered into ~Flynn-the-cat's competition on the theme of 'Flight' (a wonderfully versatile theme - details in Flynn's journal). Call it an incidental entry, if you will.


**If viewers wish to see this even larger for details (though I think this is just about comfortable viewing), this can be edited. Please let me know.
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Indego2012 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. Simply thus
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Absolutely amazing!!!!
rodolphe-s Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I love this. Perseus and Andromeda is one of my favorite Greek legends, and this is such a perfect illustration for it - you've caught the crux of the story in this one instant. :)
Lunae-V Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god.... your art it's amazing! Really, I'm speechless.
ILove1Direction123 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Cool :D !! *Ran outta words; to amazed*
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FiskXPhantom Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
wanzmo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Visually beautiful, mythologically incorrect: Perseus never rode Pegasus.
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Did you take the time to read the descriptions, perhaps?
wanzmo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
I'm sorry, I didn't see that link. You're really talented.
I know I shouldn't expect artistic representations to be completly accurate. It's a bad habit of mine.
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