Arachne

The myth of Arachne is not as well known as other Greek mythology. The tale is of a young woman who had impressive weaving skill.  So good in fact, that she thought she was better than the gods. She challenged an old lady in a weaving contest (the old lady turned out to be Athena, the Greek Goddess, in disguise). Arachne weaved scenes of Zeus being unfaithful to his wife, and Athena was enraged. Realizing what she had done, Arachne tried to hang herself, but, having pity, Athena changed her rope to a cobweb at the last moment, and Arachne transformed into a spider beast.

Below I have created what I imagine this beast to look like hiding in her cave. Click the image for a larger version.

Spider Lady final

Source images-

Model – Background – Spider Abdomen – Spider Legs

Jigglypuff

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a pokemon photoshop (or just a photoshop in general).  But I decided to get back into it with my wife’s suggestion of doing the beloved Jigglypuff. 

image from bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net

My wife said that she had always imagined Jigglypuff to be furry, but had not yet seen an artists furry rendition of the singing puffball.  Here I show what it might be like to find a wild Jigglypuff sleeping in the shade of a hot day.  Image

Be sure to click on the image to see all the detail!

I like to imagine that Jigglypuffs, like fancy schmancy dogs, are hairy creatures, but shaved and beautified and put on display, so trainers can show off to the world what a gentle and lovely creature they have raised.