This illustration is inspired by the Greek legend of Daphne, a water nymph who asked her father to save her from the advances of Apollo. Her father, the river god Ladon, transformed his daughter into a laurel tree. In this cruel way the father protected her, and he also created two golems to defend her.
Update 2021 I’m now selling a high-quality art print of this piece. My prints are on museum-quality paper with delivery to most locations in the world.
And below you can see the preliminary line drawing I did with Sakura Microns.