Anubis holds the scales of judgement. Will you be worthy to enter the afterlife, or will your soul be judged unworthy and thus devoured by Ammit?
This piece was one of a group of 9 to be made into bookmarks. The original measured 4"x12", and was marker & gouache on bristol paper. Original art has been sold, but bookmarks are still available for $5 plus shipping.
Perna Studios is very excited to announce our very first trading card set entitled Classic Mythology. This set will focus on 6 timeless Classic Mythologies that we have all come to love and enjoy during our lifetime. The mythologies spotlighted in this set are Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Celtic, Japanese and Hindu. We have an impressive list of artists involved on this set working on both base/promo cards and sketch cards. Set scheduled to be released in early Spring 2012.
PLEASE, NEGATIVE CRITIQUES ARE NOT WELCOME. THESE ARE ARTISTS INTREPRETATIONS. DESCRIPTIONS ARE BASED ON VARIOUS STORIES THAT ALL DIFFER FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. THANK YOU.
This awesome sketch art card of Sobek from Egyptian Mythology is drawn by the lovely artist Mel Uran for our Classic Mythology trading card set.
Egyptian Mythology – Sobek was the deification of crocodiles, as crocodiles were deeply feared in the nation so dependent on the Nile River. Egyptians who worked or travelled on the Nile hoped that if they prayed to Sobek, the crocodile/Nile god, he would protect them from being attacked by crocodiles. In some Egyptian creation myths, it was Sobek who first came out of the waters of chaos to create the world. As a creator god, he was occasionally linked with the sun god Ra. Gradually, Sobek also came to symbolize the produce of the Nile and the fertility that it brought to the land; its status thus became more ambiguous. Sometimes the ferocity of a crocodiles was seen in a positive light, Sobek in these circumstances was considered the army's patron, as a representation of strength and power. In Egyptian art, Sobek was depicted as an ordinary crocodile, or as a man with the head of a crocodile. When considered a patron of the pharaoh's army, he was shown with the symbol of royal authority - the uraeus. He was also shown with an ankh, representing his ability to undo evil and so cure ills. Once he had become Sobek-Ra, he was also shown with a sun-disc over his head, as Ra was a sun god.
For world history class, I painted a portrait of Ra, the Sun God C: Took probably 2 days over all, and I painted this with Archryllics. Uhhh, the image didn't come out the best :/ and it's probably a lil slanty, cause I took a picture of it xD can't be perfect, but oh well. Looks a lot better in real life, sooo.. yep :3 enjoy.
This is the complete version of the design for surj.
Basically...if you know ANYTHING about Egyptian Mythology, there is a god named Horus. He is represented by the hawk in this picture. Horus was the god of the skies and his eyes were often used to represent the sun and the moon.
<p>This painting is based on an Egyptian myth. The original myth goes that a lioness-headed goddess, Sekhmet, was sent by Ra to punish mankind for their sins. Sekhmet enjoyed this task a little too much and would have destroyed the world if not for Ra's clever intervention. He transformed all the blood that she spilled into wine. When she went to consume the blood, she got drunk and fell asleep, just short of total destruction.</p>
<p>Can you see the similarity of this myth and Noah's Ark? The principle is the same although the characters are very different.</p>
<p>Anyway, my fevered imagination wondered what would happen if Sekhmet came back for another go. Thus, "The Second Coming".</p>
<p>There is also the side benefit of pissing off the religious right. Isn't that how Mapplethorpe made his millions? ; )</p>
Ancient Egyptian art is pretty much public domain these days.
The lioness' face was done by me with no references (I've drawn a ton of cats in my day), same goes for the outer space stuff, with the exception of the Earth, which was probably a NASA photo, most likely (I can't remember now). The hands were my own hands.