So, this is Idun from Norse Mythology.
(Ahem.. fullview please)
According to legend, she guarded the golden apples of eternity in her golden box and used them to preserve the gods immortality... till one day Loki tricked her at a giant king's behest and the giant stole her away in the guise of an eagle to his own homelands.. and the gods grew weak and began to lose their immortality...
Read more about this myth here [link]
I had been wanting to create this image for quite some time and found a great opportunity to do so and enter
's contest, with a god and mythology theme.
I wanted to make Idun look quietly disapproving.. as I see her as a non-confrontational figure, she's probably thinking 'let me go, THIS MINUTE'. She can't have been too wiley I mean she let Loki lead her out of safety because he wanted to show her some 'nice apples' or something.. Loki, the great trickster himself! She should have known better....
Technique: I used own feather texture, referenced the eagle from [link]
images and referenced the girl's arms from this photo [link]