The Heroes of Olympus series (art)
the unnamed fifth book :
no stop, what happened to the cute prologue
The author of our fandom lady and gentlemen. Stuff here and there that made my day
the amount of porn this fandom has scares me a bit
Like, all our characters are minors.
This is illegal.
yES and its a series for kids imagine if some kid goes on google to find some percy jackson stuff and then sees pipeyna percico percabeth smut fgdsjhfdsa
So I wanted to practice drawing in a new style as well as make myself a new background, so I drew Reyna and Arion!
I apologize for Arion’s mane, that was around the point where I started getting lazy…
And Reyna’s outfit was heavily influenced by the official artwork, though are are a few changes.
All in all, this was really fun to draw.
Yesterday I was thinking about the parallels between Calypso and Circe (since they are the two goddesses/witches that held Odysseus captive in the Odyssey) and how that might extend to Reyna. I’m sure it’s not going to be explored in canon and I’m probably reading too much into it, but I just find it really interesting that both Reyna and Calypso are people from Percy’s past (specifically from the first series), that he met both on islands, and that he screwed both of them over. And then their characterization is revealed from their reactions to it, in that Calypso curses him and Reyna doesn’t.
Not that I blame Calypso, because it’s completely understandable she’d be really upset. Reyna ultimately ends up better from her initial encounter with Percy. Calypso ends up worse off. (Which is not unlike the Odyssey. Odysseus leaves on better terms with Circe than with Calypso.) It’s just something interesting I’ve been thinking about, especially considering it’s Reyna—of all characters—that Calypso directs her jealousy towards in Leo’s later HoH chapters. (Not Clarisse, for example, even though she was shown in the mirror too.) Dunno if Rick is planning something with all of this, but yeah…I feel like it’d be a shame if it didn’t turn out to be a cool plot point instead of just a series of coincidences. (And like, Percy’s character arc in HoO is about him having to face the consequences of his past actions, and it’s illustrated not only through Calypso and Reyna, but through Nico and Bob as well. I’m just really interested to see how this is going to conclude. Okay right back to finals.)
And this is why you always reblog RDJ
THEY DON’T TEACH FRENCH IN JAIL
RDJ’S BEST JOKES ARE THE ONES HE MAKES ABOUT HIMSELF