Aug 15, 2008

sedna sketch

rough sketch for an illustration I want to start soon - also could possibly be an entry for the new IF prompt - "detach." It's based off of one telling of an Inuit myth about Sedna who's kind of a goddess of sea animals. In this particular variation (apparently there are quite a few), Sedna marries a man who turns out to be a bird spirit - and not a very nice one at that. They move to a secluded island but her father comes to rescue her. As they are leaving the island in his kayak the angry bird spirit husband calls to all of his bird friends which circle around the canoe and their flapping and flying creates a terrible storm. In fear of drowning, Sedna's father throws her overboard. She surfaces and clings to the kayak with her hands but her father cuts off her fingers one by one. Each finger falls into the ocean and becomes the whales, seals, walruses, and fish.


  1. Wow... that's a pretty brilliant illustration there o_o you definitely captured the way blood flows in water very nicely... awesome!

  2. Girlllllllll, you are something else!!!! I just love looking at all the tasty stuff you do!!! I love it all. To talented! Amazing! Of course you can link my blog to yours. I'm actually very flattered. Thank you. I will make sure I do you proud or at least make you laugh or smile. Have a wonderful weekend. It will be over before we know it!

  3. I really like this one... the composition is great, and the story is eery but you made the illustration work well. I think this one has alot of potential!