Most things are intimidating the first time you approach them. The only thing to make them easier is keep drawing them. If you have a hard time with cities, start a city only sketchbook. Every page, draw a cityscape, a building, a sidewalk, etc. Fill up hundreds of pages of cities while you watch tv, or drink a coffee. Don’t worry about the finish of it. Just sketch it. Develop your vocabulary first, you’ll learn how to speak it fluently later. Just sketch.
Aphrodite from my mythology comic WIP “Blind Follies,” inspired by the feminine profiles of Victorian cameo jewelry.
At first glass, I can see her being mistaken for Eris (Goddess of Chaos & Strife), due to the inclusion of the golden apple. The apple was created by Eris who declared the owner was to be the “fairest” or “most beautiful” of the goddesses. Following appointment as judge, Paris of Troy presented the apple to Aphrodite after her promise that Helen, wife of King Menelaus, would be his instead, thus starting The Trojan War. In the end and at the price of much mortal bloodshed, Aphrodite had her trinket: the golden apple of strife.
So my husband, Beau was telling the story of “The Radioactive Boy Scout” who tried to make his own nuclear reactor in his backyard…
Beau: “…And so that was the first civilian-made superfund site.”
Me: “Did you say super FUN?”
Beau: “No. Superfun-D.”
Me: “Oh… I thought you said ‘fun’, as in ‘F is for friends who do stuff together.’”
Beau: “More like ‘U is for uranium bombs.’”
Anyone that knows me knows I really, really like mythology. I also recently did a TON of research (for a future comic story) from a very large variety of sources on pretty much everything you could ever really want to know about The Underworld of Greek Mythology, including The Land of Dreams. Keep in mind, I am just an enthusiast and not an expert. And I’m merely sharing my gathered and compiled summaries of the countless articles and historical wiki entries in case someone else out there would like learning some of this as much as I have. So, enjoy! (And please don’t edit or remove any of my text. Thanks!)
**While each and every paragraph listed within each entry was sourced to at least 5 reputable websites, my favorite source of all when reading up on Greek mythology is THEOI.COM, which actually sources the original text of all the ancient poets (such as Homer and Ovid) with listed and translated excerpts from their writings. While the historical information may be lacking on an archeological standpoint, it doesn’t get much more legit than that.
A list of the sacred plants of The Underworld (many of which attributed to the already featured consorts of Hades), including origin myths and tidbits on Victorian floriography (flower meanings), and the details behind the other symbols associated with the God of The Dead…
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