Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
September 1, 2012
Image Size
985 KB
Resolution
850×1392
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,806 (1 today)
Favourites
58 (who?)
Comments
19
×
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.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

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.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Other Monster Girls:

Start :pointr: you are here
Next :pointr: [link]

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Acacia the Harpy © Alexandra Schoell (Chaos Child)

Special bg Brushes © obsidiandawn
Add a Comment:
 
:iconthesquarewave:
Thesquarewave Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Awesome!
Reply
:iconchaos--child:
Chaos--Child Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
Reply
:iconmagavyn:
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
Reply
: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.
Reply
:iconbiohazardtoxic:
BiohazardToxic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like when they make harpys cute x3
Reply
:iconchaos--child:
Chaos--Child Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol everyone seems too, hopefully that wont get them eaten o.o
Reply
:iconbiohazardtoxic:
BiohazardToxic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah D:
Reply
:iconspleef:
Spleef Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Harpies are sexy
Reply
: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
Reply
:iconspleef:
Spleef Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
There's that. :)
Reply
Add a Comment: