Here's the Scorpion, from the Zodiac series. Each sign must include a reference to a labour of Hercules, indicated by the client. In this one I think the Lernaean hydra will not fail to remind of Magic's Progenitus as depicted by Jaime Jones; I guess you could consider it homage but first and foremost I wanted to include the reference in a more straightforward way than in the other pieces (e.g the Stymphalian birds in Sagittarius).
Love this one, especially the colors of the hydra at the back, feels very atmospheric
Courula: I don't know what to think of that hand now that you pointed it out.
I understand that it may bother some and at the same time I like how it's relaxed but in a position in which I can sense my own hand would be able to keep such an object from falling.
Same for her neck; I want to invoke poetic licence and say that I kinda like it like that. I must admit I have a tendency to cartoonise a little though, as much as I try to repress it.
Velocity Kendall: Thanks heaps for the info, I really like Blake and researched tarots some but his somehow escaped my radar. The Rider-Waite deck quite grabbed my attention too and Klimt's, oh Klimt...
I updated the first post with new images!
I figured it was better to put them there than scattering them along the thread, what do you think?
Thank you, Kev. Always a pleasure to hear that from you.
Ok, I updated the first post with a new image. It's called Emersal. Dragon pieces are fun as I feel they give me quite a good excuse to play around with cloud environments without boring the pants off everyone hehe.
I hope you like it and if you don't keep the crits and comments coming!