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Friday, January 7, 2011

DEATH OF HERCULES by Ron Salas



Holy crap. Everyone must be busy as hell because there is no other reason why I would be the first one to post a Twart of the week.

Anyway, I went mythological on this one. I've been reading into a lot of Greek mythology in the past month and I always liked this description of Hercules' death:
After that he asked his friend Philoctetis to build him a pyre out of hardy oak and wild olive on the mountain Oata. He was burnt to death on the pyre; the fire hurt far less than the poison. Before dying, Hercules offered his bow and arrows as a token of gratitude to Philoctetis. His father Zeus then turned him into a god.

10 comments:

Mr. Hawthorne said...

That's fantastic, brother! I'm going the mythological route with mine too! We should do an illustrated "life of" type book, man!!

mike

Ron Salas said...

That'd be awesome. I was just thinking how Hercules as a character defines epic in every way.

Vee (Scratch) said...

I'm glad that Comic Twart didn't fall off. Great work Ron!

Ron Salas said...

Thanks. Me too.

Harper said...

Wow! That came out great! Love it.

Ron Salas said...

Thanks!

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

I envy the hell out of your inks, Ron. Beautiful work.

Urban Barbarian said...

Love the ink texture! Well F'n done!

Francesco Francavilla said...

Gorgeous inks, Ron :)

Cheers,
Francesco

Ron Salas said...

Thanks guys!