In a previous portraitLady Mephista was depicted as a Mephistopheles character sitting on a throne . Here she rules hell herself, whip in one hand, scales of justice in the other. Around her swirl souls of the damned who will never be released from their bonds!
Drawing inspiration from Lady Mephista’s title, I worked on the concept of a demonic presence ruling over a fiery Hell, such as one might meet in Goethe’s ‘Faust’ – sophisticated and alluring, but dangerous. In the rough stage Lady Mephista was wearing horns but these were discarded for the artwork as being too distracting. The tail still remains however – discreetly flicking up from behind.
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