Still another girl of the month from the floppy 2005 calendar, Ms. January was another of my established characters, Psyche, the Furry Incarnation of the Soul.
This scene from Ovid's Metamorphoses captures Psyche leaving Erebus with the box containing Persephone's secret to beauty – a nice, long nap – which the jealous Aphrodite tricked her into fetching. In a short while, Psyche would open the box in hopes of using the secret herself so as to wow Eros (AKA Cupid), all according to Aphrodite's nefarious plan.
Granted, she hadn't earned her wings at that point, but without them, who would recognize her? Her hairstyle and clothes were adapted from references, and her wings came from an actual Mediterranean butterfly related to the Monarch. Her current appearance actually dates from around 2000 when I redesigned her from the Tale Spin-inspired bear with bird wings I came up with in 1991. (Cupid's primary change is that he's lost his clothes as time wore on. The cad.)
Art © 2005-2017 Marvin E. Fuller
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17 Apr 2017 08:53 CEST
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