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Cressida the Harpy by Checker-Bee Cressida the Harpy by Checker-Bee
Finally! Finally at long last! This is my OC, Cressida (Sid for short) and as you can tell, she's a harpy from Greek mythology. This is kind of a rough sketch, but I like the sketchy look :)

Harpies are one of my favorite mythological creatures.
Like I do with most mythological creatures, I try to portray harpies not as the ugly screeching bird monsters they've been made out to be, but as graceful winged people...who just happen to have bird feet (Harpy does mean "to snatch.") Seems like there are several different origin stories for them, but I like the one where Demeter gave her daughter Persephone's companions bird wings so they could try to find her when she was kidnapped by Hades.

Now that Sid has been somewhat introduced (I'll draw her in color later) I can start introducing her friends :) ....and enemies (dun dun duuuuuuun!)

sorry for the long explanation. I just really like Harpies! :D
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candyexorcist Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW. This is absolutely lovely-- I adore her wings and hair-- and her ears. Do you do requests/trades/commissions?
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much! I do all 3 of those, but commissions are the most appreciated :P
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candyexorcist Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Certainly :D Do you take points? I'd like to commission you, but I don't use cash on here.
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
definitely, I like points :D what would you like me to draw? my prices are flexible :)
Traditional or Digital?
Colored or Line art?
any particular style?
I can do pretty much any media you like :D
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candyexorcist Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Hmm... can I think on that for a bit and get back to you?
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
of course, take your time :)
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candyexorcist Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'll get back to you soon.
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool beans :D
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Plot-Chick Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it!! :D
I really love the angle of everything! ^^

Will there be a picture of her face coming anytime soon?? I would really like to see what she looks like. :)
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! and yes, there will be :) I usually like to start a character design by either not showing the face (like here) or drawing it Chibi so i can get the outfit, features, etc down. I'm working on her face and colors now. Should be soon :)
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Plot-Chick Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yaaay! I'm excited to see it! :)
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm excited to show you!
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