I saw Swan Lake with my mother and grandmother about a year before I drew this. I was inspired. It is a beautiful story, and the production was wonderful.
Odette is the princess that is captured by the evil Von Rothbart. She is transformed into a swan.
The man that played Von Rothbart was… just… gorgeous. Gorgeous and so sinister. While Odette was so pure. Odette was so tragic.
Von Rothbart didn’t originally have 4 hands – I was trying different poses for two, and ended up keeping all four hands because it seemed to really emphasize his… sinstrocity.