|Uploaded:||January 20, 2010|
|Updated:||January 21, 2010|
I drew this tutorial live the other day, and I have to say, I think it came out awesome. Greek mytholigy is filled with tales, myths, and stories. Although all three of of those things I mentioned are virtually the same. Since there is a new movie coming out called “Clash of the Titans”, which is a remake of the original film from 1981, I wanted to draw one of the mythical creatures that will be a part of the story. During the first century, the Greeks believed that there where three dangerous bird woman that sat on an island called “Sirenum scopuli” which was on the ocean. These woman did only one thing, lure in mariners for destruction. These bird woman attracted sailors with their enchanting music, and hypnotic voices. Although it was originally thought that these beings where a trio, it was later believed that there was as many as five sea hags. Based on the mythical story I just told you, this lesson will teach you "how to draw a siren, step by step”. Sometimes mermaids are mistaken for sirens, as well as harpys. This is probably because they are similar in the aspect that they all are from, or hang around the ocean. Sirens are said to be bird woman because of their beautiful voices. From the waist up they have perfect feminine bodies, and enchanting faces. Some sirens have wings, and then again some don't. One this certain, these female creatures all sing, and play instruments especially the harp. As time progressed the description of the siren became more and more like a woman. Their songs would make men see them as regular females sitting on top of rocks as they sang and played their harps. But in all reality, the bodies where half bird, and half women. Poets would write about this fabled creature and talk of how they put the sailors to sleep with song, and then take their lives as they lay helpless. Even famous artists like Leonardo da Vinci spoke of these woman. He wrote “The siren sings so sweetly that she lulls the mariners to sleep, then she climbs upon the ships and kills the sleeping mariners”. I drew my Siren to look beautiful because that is how they sing. You can change the color of your figures hair if you like, that is totally up to you. You will be thankful later when Clash of the Titans is released, and you already know “how to draw a siren” because you got a head start. I have more to upload so keep your eyes peeled to see what pops up next!