Commissioned Portrait of Hades, God of the Ambiguously Defined Underworld!
Hades is the fourth commission I’ve done and the fifth character to be done by Reiesu. Hades was the natural next choice. In a way, Hades was probably the easiest to articulate for me. I had a strong reference and idea for pose. Which was like how I was for the Humans too, actually…is that a coincidence? I think not!
Well, anyway, the results, in the end, were awesome!
Great start to Hades! It pretty much nails his aesthetic!
He should look a bit older. Hades is a weathered God. He’s been through a great deal…but he carries the cookies with vigor!
Speaking of cookies, I was imagining a circular platter rather than like rectangular.
He has a plain shirt since…that is what I think he gravitates to. And he looks Human too.
I thought the cookies had the start of smiles on them…which I thought was amazing so I suggested to fully go for it (sugar cookie, sprinkles, SMILES!)
THE COOKIES! LOOK AT THOSE COOKIES! I don’t have anything else to say besides that, really. I mean, those cookies totally steal the picture. Okay, okay, I do have a few other things to say.
Hair was a bit smooth in first preview, but resolved on second one after commenting about it. Looks great now, fits him better.
I love how kind his eyes look. He seems so sweet. That’s Hades!
Nice shining, circular platter topped with fun cookies!
I like his general color palette. Definitely feels like Hades.
The Final Artwork!
Hades, God of the Ambiguously Defined Underworld, is totally encapsulated in this artwork! Happy, baked goods, but looking a bit weathered. He’s a great compliment to the Marcus and Jessica artwork. I could see them chilling out together. I can really see this as Hades! And that is a resounding success! I love it!