Olympians Book 3, Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory is finally coming out July 19th. To commemorate this momentous occasion I will be posting a drawing from my enormous cache of sketchbooks each weekday until Hera hits the shelves. I'll be going through them chronologically, with today's piece coming from a sketchbook from January of 2007.
Today's piece is a doodle of Dionysos, who, of all the Olympians, has gotten the least play so far in the series. Don't worry, fans of the big D, he'll have his moment to shine, it's just that, as the last Olympian to ascend, a lot of the stories I've retold take place before his time on Olympus. As a matter of fact, he makes a few good appearances in Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory. This particular portrait has him looking a lot more lucid than how I normally choose to depict him. he's a pretty wild guy, and I like to try and capture that in his appearance.