The “Mythbook2″ is finally out and I can post the illustration I made for the
the artbook. So many amaizingly talented artists were involved and I can’t even start telling how thrilled I am to be part of this!
The birds of Padadise - Alkonost, Gamayun and Sirin are figures of Russian folklore, probably based on the sirens from Greek mythology. Each of those has a different story, but Sirin is considered to be a harbinger or despair. Its soings would lead mortals to sadness so deep they would eventually die. So I figured Sirin would be itself rather downhearted and refuse to sing while being teased by the other two - whose songs always bring joy to people. Birds of paradise can be bullies too!