...what to say? I suppose it can be my own portrait, 'cause I used a photo of mine as reference... but... It's one bilion times better then me. Sorry, I've no words... I'm shocked... I didn't expect this wonderfull result when I started drawing it...
Entry for contest collab with - done with watercolours here is -
"The Fox and the Leopard disputed which was the more beautiful of the two. The Leopard exhibited one by one the various spots which decorated his skin. But the Fox, interrupting him, said, "And how much more beautiful than you am I, who am decorated, not in body, but in mind."
Version one for my new main... I think I'm going to have a less... formal... version for her as well. But. Anyway. Here go the notes and thought process.
Jehoel is actually the name of one of the Seraphs in Christian Theology (( Seraphs being the six winged, highest level of angels, also referred to in the Book of Revelation... though they took a bit of a twist.. Which I'm somewhat covering. ))
Anyway, hence the wings. She is... (( hard to tell from lack of color )), a mix of bottom half Horse, and top half Lion/Egyptian Mau. So. White legs, Grey body, black markings. Buuuttt... Her face is going to be pure white as well, as... I have her wearing a mask. Which will be more obvious when this is finished.
As Jehoel was the Angel of Presence, this biznatch is gonna be super mystical-like. Almost like a ghost, with the ability to vanish into smoke. ((Think elementals in Chronicles of Riddick. Like that. )) As such, the mask expression will only change if she goes and does that. Becauseeeeeee... her actual face ain't gonna be so pretty.
Rationale? She's an angel. However, though I'm going to have her with great big ol' white angel wings, and white clothing.... the main part of her is going to be dulled to the grey, because Angel's are only how they're perceived. They appear different to everyone, therefore one man's demon can be another's angel. And she's going to be a creation to get this point across.
Also, she's obviously walking down the stairs to heaven. But. If you pay attention, her body has every culture and religion represented. Namely because of my own views.
Her mask/ the Scarab around her neck, as well as the fact that she's a Feline, and an Egyptian Mau, cover Egyptian culture. (( Felines were worshiped as God's in animal form, and scarabs are related to rebirth )).
Hair, attire, and headdress are Roman inspired.
Right shoulder has the Jewish and Hindu symbols on it. Left shoulder has the Arab crescent and un yin an' yang.
Right arm: 'resence of Mind' or 'ετοιμότητα' (etoimotita). ((Greek.))
Left arm: Pentacle and 'Guardian' in arabic.
Left leg: Chinese symbols for 'Honor', 'Virtue', and 'Wisdom' on top, and 'Faith' in Runic down her lower leg. And obviously, the crucifix is engraved on the crests at her waist.
As well, the half- white horse is relating to the white horses raining down from heaven to battle evil in the Book of revelation. The lion being in relation to one of the Seraphs having the appearance of a lion, and having many many many eyes... all over the place. (( She's just going to have a bunch under her mask. ))
Soooo yeah. There we go. Xappho being all technical and symbolic with her characters again.
Oh, and the piece is set up this way becaaaaaaauseeee I want to practice lighting... and I think this will be badass. Lmfao. Cus I get to paint pretty shit, and work with lighting, and tons of textures. ^^
'A shattered heart... A broken soul... Can never be... A beautiful thing...'
So this is technically my newest sona, known as Naitou (Pronounced: Nay-two). In full, her name is Naiteki Touhou (Naitou) or, in English, 'Inner Me'.
So yes, she's a very 'broken' character, because as Zephyr represents my interests and personality, Shadow represents me being random, and now Naitou represents how I feel in my heart everyday. Yes, everything on her right now is what represents my heart. Don't be like, 'Oh don't be so emo' BECAUSE IF YOU ASK MY FAMILY, SAYING THAT DOESN'T END WELL. ...nothing does when I talk.
ANYWAYS...no she's not a flying cat. She's not even a cat, and she can't even fly. I mean look at her wings, do you think ANYTHING could fly with them? No. Nothing can. they're ripped right down to the bones so they'll never be able to use for flying again.
I've just been wanting to draw her lately. I most likely won't draw her a lot because...a lot of detail is required. Anyways, I hope you like it.
I drew this pic maybe a day ago ^w^ this song inspired me ->[link] i like it a lot^^ I edited the colors a bit on my compooper to make it look a lil better i might try and make it look like she is glowing yellow(gold) and yes i left her wings out. they are folded up in this picture ^w^