For day six of JxC week [link]
, I decided to draw Jimmy and Cindy dressed up as figures from Greek mythology!
I don't know about you, but when I watched Clash of the Titans as a kid, I couldn't help feeling bad for Medusa...she's such a tragic figure; cursed, feared, alone, and constantly hunted by nasty men who want to kill her and cut off her head.
In my version of the myth, Perseus falls in love with Medusa when he glimpses her reflection off his shield. She returns his affections, but because even a passing glance would kill him, she commands him to leave rather than risk turning him to stone. Determined to be with her at any cost, he does the only thing he can think of - he cuts out his own eyes so that he can remain by her side without fear of ever looking upon her. (Or, if you want the kid-friendly version, he puts on a blindfold and never takes it off, and the blood is simply a metaphor for his sacrifice).
Hope you like it!
Textures: [link] [link]Be terrified,
It's you I love,
Imperfect boy, my own;
But I know you'll go, betray me,
Stray from home.
So better for me by far
If you were stone.