Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Filthy Flaxen Adventures of Darian Darling #4

 artwork by Hayley Heartbreak

Here is the latest "issue" of Darian Darling Comics, which is an obvious homage to Botticelli's 1486 painting The Birth of Venus, the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite. She was born fully formed as an adult from sea foam. After floating to the shores of Cyprus on a scallop shell, she is greeted by The Seasons, who dress her in golden robes and jewels.

 This also serves as the prize for my Darian Darling Paper Doll Contest winner Nikki, who blew Hayley Heartbreak and I away with her two entries below! Nikki is now immortalized on the cover as one of The Stylists, who has greeted me on the shores of Battery Park with glitzy fashions in hand, after I have floated to Manhattan on a powder compact! <3