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“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)
More than 24 hours of work.
illustration to DIR EN GREY’s song LOTUS.
the golden siddham writing is the sentence "a mistake won’t change ones way of life. be proud and let the pure white lotus* blossom" last part in the lyrics i think. took me one whole fucking day to get this into siddham writing! (even tho it’s not 100% right but I doubt people here can read it lol)
there are also two mantras in siddham saying:
"Om. I am the very self whose essence is the diamond knowledge of emptiness." (left)
and "Oṃ. All Dharmas in their own-being are pure; in my own-being I too am pure!" (right)
*that’s why I drew the lotus Kyo’s is sitting on white
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3½h just for outlines. the fuck? I’m pretty slow…
centre is sooo detailed it was kinda irritating to me what is what lol
not sure if I should do scales on nagas ‘cause there’re already a mass of details
and I still need to think about a background before I can start colouring with ink
but first… I NEED A BREAK NOW!
that’s how far i’ve come yesterday
Garuda is still missing his wings then I finally can go doing outlines
I’m very content with the nagas.
was a good idea to draw them with a different look
still not sure about the colours but I doubt it will be that colourful lol
this is how garuda actually looks like
mirror inverted, dunno why webcam does this shit lol
going to put more jewellery on it. necklaces, bracelet, ties ect.
right naga is going to bite into Garudas upper body
− P H O E N I X −
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