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Melpomene - Character Reference Sheet by tbdoll Melpomene - Character Reference Sheet by tbdoll
Melpomene, the Muse of Tragedy.

See the other Muses:
Calliope - Clio - Erato
Polyhymnia - Melpomene - Thalia
Urania - Terpsichore - Euterpe

She was giving me some issues, I had to re-draw a lot of her outfit several times before I was happy with it. I also struggled with her shoes for a time before finally just going with the ones I had in the first place. She's pretty tall to start with but I think she wears these shoes to make herself even taller, and therefore more intimidating.

Melpomene and the other Muses appear in my Rise of the Guardians fanfic. She wasn't originally going to have that big of a role but she forced her way in there and is now one of the more prominent characters. She's a drama queen who tends to cause trouble for other characters. It's a subject of debate among the other Muses as to whether or not Melpomene attracts or is attracted to tragic beings. In my story, she's been spending some time with Pitch Black.

I'm also developing my Muses outside the RotG universe so that I can use them for my directed themes class, so definitely expect the other character sheets soon as they have now become an assignment for me. I'm still not sure who will be next, I was planning on Thalia, but Polyhymnia finally told me what she looks like! We'll see.

Something Quite Peculiar - Chapter 01
Chapter One: Reminiscing
The cabin could barely be called a cabin. It was more of a hut: a building in the loosest sense of the word. It had four walls and a roof, a door, a window, and a chimney that looked as though it were ready to fall over. Truthfully, it appeared that a strong gust of wind could knock down the shack, with signs surrounding which read, “Condemned” and “No Trespassing.”
The small structure was concealed behind several large trees, and was incredibly easy to miss, nestled within the forest that rarely anyone ventured into.
It was always snowing around this cabin, regardless of the season.
Inside was exceedingly less interesting than outside, if at all possible. There was only one room, which contained a mattress and pillow in the corner, a fireplace that appeared to have not been used in decades, and a few shelves on one of the walls.
The shelves proved to be at least somewhat intriguing, containing items such as a matryoshka do
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honelima Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Yep, definitely fits her description. 
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I try, I try, lol.
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honelima Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Haha!
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lighteningstorms Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Beautiful face. i actually thought she was the woman from the Latin American holiday The Day of the Dead
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  I'm sure if her skull mask was a bit less sad it would fit right in. =]
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Seirah Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Wow, she looks great. Strong, very faintly masculine facial features are actually appealing. Very nice picture and character.
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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dangerkid2019 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always love your brilliant attention to detail.
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Salty-Runner Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
she looks pretty amazing! The mask has to be one of my favorite things about her C: Also, she does look kind of intimidating e.e
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  Her mask was so fun, I'm worried about how Comedy is going to compete.
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Salty-Runner Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Comedy will make an interesting contrast rather than compete with it
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm hoping!
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Salty-Runner Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure it will C:
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DarkLover33 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   Writer
I love it! I think you really nailed her look and personality. Perfection :)
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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DarkLover33 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   Writer
Your welcome! :)
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SilverGoddess666 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Wha... how...

NOT FAIR.
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
XD Oh no, what's not fair?
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SilverGoddess666 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
That something can look that freaking good!
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
XD Aw, thanks. :heart:
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Grim-Grinning Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
She's gorgeous!  I just love her design, especially that mask ♥  Beautiful ref sheet :'D
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Grim-Grinning Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome (:
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Balm90 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ow, she es beautiful! I just love her  dressss
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Hawk-Moth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Writer
I love it, the fact that you've made her look dark is excellent. I've seen drawings for the Muses before (most of them make a series of identical women in white robes, very boring). This is by far the most original XD.
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  I really wanted to give them all their own fun outfits and personalities. =]
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Hawk-Moth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Writer
Well you definitely succeeded in that :nod:
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Khadrimx Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her mask is so excellent, goodness. I can see what you said about shading too! I also love the little curved detail on the toe of the heel. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the muses' designs!
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm thinking of making her mask for my class!  I'm not big on 3D art but it would be so cool to have.

Thanks, I'm looking forward to figuring them out!
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