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Going for a bit of a riff on some of Go Nagai's work with this one, playing a bit on his design for Silene/Sirene from Devilman/Devilman Lady but with a male figure.
Done with markers on sketch paper.
Edit: Uploaded a re-scan with better settings.
arent harpies female?
Usually depicted that way, yeah.
then what would a male be? Harper?
"Avian" came up as a term, though I tend to associate that with anthropomorphic bird people in general.
In classical mythology there were only 3, who were all transformed women, rather than being a specific species. But that's been played with quite a bit since then, given that it's all made up anyways.
According to the Forgotten Realms/D&D wiki, a male harpy is still called a harpy, but have the basic appearance of being female (meaning that they have breasts) thus giving one the misconception that there are no males. And a couple of other fantasy authors have written male harpies just to flout existing representations and the larger connotations that often come with those. Which is what I was doing with the title here, as the main influence was really more of a demon anyways.
werent those 3 transformed women the sirens?
There's a lot of overlap in the various story accounts. Gorgons (3 sisters), Harpies (also 3 sisters), and Sirens (I think there were around 5?, usually unrelated) all have stories connecting them to some form of transformation as divine punishment but with different reasons.
Thinking about it, I suppose "The Siren" would've worked just as well for a title......
Excellent job on this one.