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30 Monster Girls - 01 - Harpy by Chaos--Child 30 Monster Girls - 01 - Harpy by Chaos--Child
Decided to do another 30 (inset topic here) challenge, this time it's the monster girl challenge, and rather than do one a day I'm taking my time with this one so they'll pop up a bit sporadically.

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First up it's the Harpy. I have named this particular one Acacia [Ah-kay-cee-ah] (meaning thorn or sharp point in Greek) suits her I think. I originally designed her for a project back in college, I've tweaked her design a bit, I'm oddly fond of her new massive taloned feet.

Harpies are creatures of Greek mythology, famous for carrying off anything that strikes their fancy; in fact the name Harpy means "to snatch". They will carry off anything, food, random objects, live stock, children, adults.

In mythology the first Harpies were the children of Electra who bedded her father. On that same note there are no accounts of any male Harpies, and despite their beauty, men would be well advised to stay away from them. After all men can fulfill the function the Harpies are after while dead or dieing. (example, the creation of mandrakes)

Harpies are also known for their unimaginable cruelty, taking great joy at causing suffering; however they always seem to be depicted as a form of punishment for misdeeds to their victims, even later on in Dante's Inferno they depicted occupying the seventh ring of hell (the tortured wood) where those who commit suicide are sent to suffer.

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Acacia the Harpy Alexandra Schoell (Chaos Child)

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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Awesome ! :D

Are they really that cruel ? :(
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Chaos--Child Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
According to mythology yes. Though perhaps its better to say that rather than being cruel they simply hold human life with the same regard as a human does a cow they plan to eat.
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grisador Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
They seem 'mostly' punishing people who 'deemed' deserve it; so maybe not 'very' much but still... they're Punishers after all ! 
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Scarecrow113 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Cool.
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Chaos--Child Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Scarecrow113 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome.
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Thesquarewave Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Awesome!
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Chaos--Child Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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magavyn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
got to admit, you really do your research. ive seen the others youve done. they are all really good
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:iconchaos--child:
Chaos--Child Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D I do my best too, I find the research helps inspire me.
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BiohazardToxic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like when they make harpys cute x3
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Chaos--Child Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol everyone seems too, hopefully that wont get them eaten o.o
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BiohazardToxic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah D:
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Spleef Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Harpies are sexy
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:iconchaos--child:
Chaos--Child Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol thank you! I'm glad you think so.
Though I imagine that sentiment would disappear pretty quick if they decided to eat you ;p
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Spleef Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
There's that. :)
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Chaos--Child Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle:
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Sword-Demon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this looks amazing. Excellent monster girl picture; I really like the study you've put behind it too. :meow:
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Chaos--Child Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D I probably put too much study into these things considering their just fantasy, but it always gives me such great ideas.
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Sword-Demon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha, over studying makes for the best, well thought out ideas. :D
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Chaos--Child Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes yes :D
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yorikitsune Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww now my monster girl stuff will look like crap lol.

Lovely design. C: Although I have to ask: why pink tattoos?
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Chaos--Child Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww no way! Your girls look great! :D

Thanks a bunch! As for the pink originally it was a much darker color, but while I was fiddling with layer choices to try and make it transparent I miss-clicked and it turned pink, for an odd reason it suited her so I kept it.
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yorikitsune Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I was half kidding lol.

You're welcome! Yeah I just thought it was kind of a contrast to the rest of her color scheme.
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Chaos--Child Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
good I'm glad :D

lol yeah it is, hopefully a good one ;p
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