Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I wasn't planning on doing any color pieces for awhile longer. I haven't done any computer coloring in what feels like forever. I just really felt that this character needed to be colored to avoid looking flat. I'll include the original ink drawing at the bottom so you can see what I mean. I can't really do good computer coloring on my laptop anyways, this was mostly an exercise in color choice, which is why its just solid, flat colors.
Alkonosts are a legendary Slavic creature that resembles the Greek siren. But while the Sirens were malicious and used their songs to lure and devour men, the Alkonost was a bird of paradise delivering the word of God. Its not her fault her song causes all who hear it to forget everything and go crazy.