Mercury the Messenger - Illustration Friday


Mercury the Messenger - Illustration Friday, originally uploaded by Leena Bagawde.
As soon as my daughter came to know that this week's topic for Illustration Friday is 'messenger', she made a quick suggestion that I should illustrate 'Mercury' (Mercurius) - the messenger from Roman mythology.

Mercury is depicted wearing winged sandals that helped him make swift flights and holding a 'Caduceus' (symbol of commerce) in his hand. Mercury delivered messages from gods.

This is my entry for Illustration Friday after a while and really enjoyed making this pencil sketch.


(Information - courtesy Wikipedia)