OK, not a sketch or WIP yet, though I do have some really rough concept and position sketches done.
Now that we've done the fall derby (again), we're going to inevitably get winter - whether it's a winter derby or just the SPOOKTACULAR! snow. So I was thinking of a transition to winter theme and got all classical on my own ass. I came up with Persephone returning to Hades for the winter. Almost every image of Persephone I've seen has her trying to get away from Hades, often yearning toward her mother, Demeter. I wanted to change it up a bit, but it's proving a challenge.
So far, I have a rough concept of a cliff, Persephone having gone over the edge. She's held up by a (root? vine?) wrapped around her wrist. Whatever it is comes from a tree atop the clif - Demeter in disguise.
Meanwhile, Persephone's position and body language make it clear she's trying to get down, not up. At the bottom, coming out of the ground is an arm that begins as male/human but, touched by the light transitions to skeletal. Persephone is reaching for it.
It all seemed like a great idea in my head, but as I'm sketching, I'm thinking I'll need to lose the cliff. I love the thought of how it would position everything on the shirt, but it's posing huge challenges to making everything proportional and of a size decent enough to be visible.
When I get a chance, and maybe a few more roughs done, I'll post a link. Meanwhile, any thoughts, comments?