“Garuda is a lesser Hindu divinity, usually the mount (vahanam) of the God Vishnu. […] This ancient deity was said to be massive, large enough to block out the sun.
The Garuda are enemies to the nāga, a race of intelligent serpent- or dragon-like beings, whom they hunt.”
No tibetan style this time ‘cause I like the balinese version of Garuda a lot more
so I orientated myself this time more on these.
Nagas, too but I think I gave them a bit of my own style.
wasn’t that hard work. ca. 13 hours this time
I’m not that content with the background. still need to buy better paper.
first I thought I spoiled the whole illustration while colouring cause just the outlines looked amazing (and very irritating lol)
Buddha and two attendants (detail)
Ito Jakuchu, 1765, three hanging scrolls, ink an color on silk, 120.3x111.3cm each, Shokokuji
scan of mythical beasts of japan
and fuckin tumblr don’t remove this description again! it’s been now five times!I can write the full info for this one from memory now lol
Shen Nanpin, 18th century, hanging scroll, 118.3x46.5cm, Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture
scan of mythical beasts of japansry for the fold
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It’s quite a while back since i’ve drawn this one.
it was a present for a friend i drew for her birthday because she wanted to have it.
She’ll maybe get it as a part of her backpiece tattoo some day. would be cool.
after finishing it i realized the phoenix is doing a heart with its long feathers lol
also sorry for having no cool backround and scanner is still a shitty asshole