Beneath the Hungry Tides

Beneath the Hungry Tides, 13″ x 10″, 2013, Pen & ink on paper.

My first piece for 2013! (WIP photos here.)

This was loosely inspired by Charybdis, before her transformation into a Swirling Vortex of Doom™-creating monster.

Charybdis used to be a naiad, who

“…rode the hungry tides after Poseidon stirred up a storm, directing them onto beaches, destroying entire villages, submerging fields and drowning forests, claiming all in her path for the sea.” (wikipedia)

Zeus was enraged, he cursed her into a monster, and we all know what happens next in The Odyssey and Jason and the Argonauts.

I’d gotten so enamoured by painting on wood, that I’d forgotten how much I enjoy pen on paper. Really should do more ink pieces this year. 🙂