Thursday, November 4, 2010


This is the first phase of a new 3/4 sleeve on a client whose other arm we finished a year or two ago (rooster sleeve).
This is the first of two sirens that will be resting on rocks with water and a harp somewhere.  He really liked Mucha's work and especially emphasized the super stylized art nouveau hair.  I would be lying if I said this was an easy drawing, but I feel like I was able to pull it off eventually after many sketches and hours slumped over a drafting table.
Did a bit of research into siren legends for this and there were wildly varying versions of the story.  Some with mermaid tails, some with wings, various numbers of them...
Decided to go with the sirens from The Odyssey by Homer, two of them and trying to drape them in toga-esque fabric and a slightly euro face...

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