Antigone is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 441 BC. I tried to capture this contemporary version played by Oscar-winning actor Juliette Binoche. The sheer emotion of this family tragedy inspired me to recreate the moment when the two sisters hugging each other.
For the original version I removed Ismene from the art to emphasize Antigone embracing a void as
she is on her journey to death. The deep purple color was used as background to symbolize the sadness and loneliness Antigone is holding on to. In the second version of this design, I decided to make the color theme more appealing to the majority audience. Mid-night blue as Antigone's main color, and her sister Ismene, I decided leave her with a lighter lavender so the audience can still see Antigone is holding someone.