Topic: Ferryboat of the River Styx Deadline: Wednesday, March 23
In Greek and Roman mythology, the River Styx was the boundary between our world and the underworld. Souls would have to cross this river in order to move on, and to do so, they would take a ferry. Those who had not had a proper burial could not cross.
Show us what the boat that exists in both the human realm and Hades looked like- has it kept up with the times or does it look the way it did over two thousand years ago?
Last week didnt managed to find time to finish, hope this week will be different
So, here is it...I was thinking some sort of mix of old viking ships, and like in that dantes inferno game/anime, skeletal front part (Holding some sort of lamp, making light to to guide souls through dark styx...)
An explanation of my work and thoughts that went into it:
The ferryman has gotten very busy over the years, now that there are literally billions of people living and dying on Earth. Many of these souls can't afford passage. To solve both of these issues, he has created an entire flotilla of oar ships to ferry souls across to the underworld, allowing a number of souls to work off their debt by literally becoming part of the craft themselves. These souls are the materials from which the ferries are made, and by which they are powered. This doesn't show up too well in my image yet because I haven't started putting in any details at all, but they will be made of bodies, bones, etc.
This rough sketch is merely to get the basic perspective and general forms in place.
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