Friday, August 24, 2012

Melinoe

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This is a piece of art I made a while back of the goddess Melinoe. As the daughter of Persephone and Zeus, one side of her body is black while the other is white, representing her ties to both Olympus and Hades. She acts as an underworld goddess of ghosts and propitiations in Greek mythology. At night, she wanders the earth invisibly with a gaggle of ghosts, and this is the reason given for why dogs sometimes seem to bark senselessly at nothing.

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  1. Creepy. I like that you chose to do it in black and white--it adds to the mood. :)

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    1. Thanks! I always like trying new techniques with my art, such as black-and-white coloring, to help improve my skills. Also, it seemed to fit this piece, so I thought, why not? ;)

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