The Multiheaded Serpent From The Lake of Lerna
The Lernaean Hydra, was an ancient multi-headed, serpentine beast who guarded the entrance to the underworld that was below lake Lerna. The number of heads is questionable as our best reference was a poet who said “more heads than vase painters could paint” but what is known is that every time a head was removed, two would grow back in it’s place. His breath was a poisonous gas and his blood so virulent that even stepping in his old tracks could kill you.
Now for those of you familiar with the Herculean legends, we know that this week’s protagonist didn’t fair exceedingly well against the Gacy of the beast world. Old Herc waltzed on in with a rag over his mouth and a nephew with a torch and proceeded to lop of hydra heads like so many melons while his nephew burnt the bleeding stumps to prevent any further head growth… ending of course with Hercules having a quiver full of hydra blood tipped arrows which he then used to continue his beast slaughter. So up to you to choose the era you want to render, pre post or during Hercules, just make sure he has a hell of a lot of heads!
Our Judge this week is Scott Jasinski a recently recovering sugar addict who could be considered a jack of all trades, master of none… Known for his odd and weird drawings which usually involve a pop culture reference. When not pedaling two wheels around town he’s attempting to cook, make wine, and grow veggies. He’s the brother of previous judge Lisa Sipe and a long time friend of sneurat and the famous Sean Beast! Check out his cooking/gardening blog here and his birthday is this week so if nothing else maybe throw in a balloon or two in your drawings for extra points!