Medea Hold Your Heart, A1 pastelpencil drawing

Here’s the first stage of a drawing I made yesterday which I’m calling ‘Medea hold your heart’. The idea came to me after thinking about  turning points in her story and her decision making. I tried to bring in a softening in the hand as it holds her own heart. It is this ability to love herself as a complete person in her own right that seemed to be missing in her obsession with Jason, to the extent she could not even see the beauty in the lives of her own children. They became pawns in some monstrous game that would never work.