No... it's not prying. How it happened was almost as if by chance, actually. My mum used to take me to the art museum when I was small, and I had to pass by a stylized Icarus statue: upside down with his neck broken. It frightened me so much I had to look the other way. Then Icarus made his into my personal collection of symbols. It's still frightening to me that not all knowledge will leave you intact after the knowing of it.
Interesting... I am Greek you know,so I've grown up with these myths,and it's always interesting to see other artists' point of view.I must tell you that your drawing caught my attention before I saw who you were talking about.Congratulations on the DD,100% well-deserved
That's very interesting, I had no idea that the myths were still so prevalent today in academia. I would've assumed that they were kind of old hat at this point, and I'm glad to find out that they're still being told.
Well,I was listening about Daidalus and Icarus after Red Riding Hood as a kid Sadly,as we grow up,they don't teach us about myths at school,but only about"real facts"and it gets kinda boring... You're welcome,your drawing's lovely
Well, his basic deal is that he's a take on the myth of Icarus, but in my version the rise and fall isn't so obvious. A long time ago he was the prince of a humble kingdom of people who worshipped birds/the sky. The kingdom caught the attention of an empire on the rise, an empire that was greedy to control anything and all it could. The empire believed the entity in charge of it was God, so they felt they were doing the right thing by "taking people in" and showing them "the light". The kingdom, though, worshipping multiple gods and finding peace in the natural world more than anything else, had no interest in falling under the empire's control.
Basically Ikarus was an innocent for most of his life, a simple creature, not exactly fit for the throne, much to his father's dismay. Then the empire showed up and slowly warped his perception of the world and turned him into an egomaniac obsessed with power (power to destroy the empire and recreate the world to suit him.) He was eventually captured by them, and vivisected (they wanted to find the root of his power since their leader was the only being in existence with power like that, up until then.)
He hasn't been seen since, and his race was completely wiped out. But that is not the end... !
This is simply stunning! The amount of detail you put into the folds of the cloths and wings is absolutely breathtaking! Splendid job as well for making this with such basic tools at your disposal. Fantastic work, this is a magnificent piece!