Here is the painting I created for the 2nd place winner from my Blogiversary! She requested a Hercules painting, and as Hercules is one of my favorite movies (I'm pretty sure Meg helped me survive high school heartbreaks) I was more than happy to oblige!
Hercules (c) Disney. Created with acrylic paints on 9x12 inch paper.
I had went back and forth a bit about what to paint - or more accurately, who. With such a great cast (ironically, I can't stand Hercules, but the rest of the characters are uh-ma-zing!) I've always wanted to do something with the Muses but figured that was one I can eventually do for myself. I knew something with Meg was an absolute must, and seemed like Hercules was sort of a necessarily evil. I finally found this photo in one of my Hercules books and knew it was perfect! I had intended on having Pegasus flying in the background, but eventually I decided it would be too small (even if I cheated and did the adorable baby Pegasus) and probably distracting, so I stuck with this.
I'm not thrilled with the background (despite my father's constant praises) as I'm not good at night scenes, but overall I think I'm satisfied with it. I do love the Impressionist-inspired style. :)
I began my art career entirely from doing fan arts, but I don't do it as much now as I should. I really need to change that, as they're so much fun!
Hope you enjoy!
Have a fabulous day!