Sunday, December 11, 2011

Hades Concept Art: Value Study

So Concept Art Factory has been a bit sluggish lately so a couple friends of mine have decided to start on a series of projects involving the revamping of Greek Mythological characters.

I know it has been done to death, but there have been so many misinterpretation of Hades. People see him as the grim reaper because of Judeo Christian interpretation but the original Greek Hades was far from sinister.

I gave him somewhat a druidic look with the skull/athenian style helmet. Cerberus is referenced in his shoulder pauldron and the dog skin sleeve covering. His body twists like cypress tree roots and I thought it'd be a nice theme to tie him in with my next design with Persephone.

Hades Concept