Mahtlactli-omome Malinalli (Uxi ivi Qhi)*
(a.k.a Zamahel, itzamahel or Itztlacoliuhqui)
Here you'll find both professional work and studies / stuff I do for myself.
I work with both traditional, digital (and mixed) art, and am currently more focused on 2D character design/illustration and Comics.
My work is usually centered around my personal project, a mythopoeia
, constantly put on hold due to my academical, social life, and the practice of other art-related activities.IXIPTLA
means "impersonator" in nahuatl
, and refers to a specific category of sacrificial victims, usually war captives, who lived luxurious lives in their last days, "impersonating" gods before their fate at the altar. This concept plays a major role in the story I'm developing. As you may notice, I have great interest in the culture, history and cosmology of a variety of pre-hispanic cultures of the American continent, and this is reflected in some of my art.I use this account to store and organize all my art, from the most humble to the most elaborate. It's also a place to store detailed descriptions of elements from the story of IXIPTLA. I keep this gallery since 2011, so there's some 7 years old art here! I've grown more satisfied with my style over the years, though I still feel I have a long way to improve my techniques.
Constructive feedback is always welcome!
Comissions, requests, art trades:
CLOSED for indeterminate time
FIND ME AT:
NECOC YAOTL - "Enemy of Both sides"
Both the Feathered Serpent who brings culture and the Lord of the Morning Star who destroys it, both the Ancient Sun that shines its deceiving light upon the earth and the God of Blindfolded Justice who punishes its life with bitter cold and misery.
* the day 12 Movement in the Tonalpohualli, or 260-day Mesoamerican calendar, in Nahuatl and Ñuù Savì/Ñuù Dzahui (Mixteca) languages. My birthdate according to the Ruben Ochoa correlation of the Tonalpohualli
Favourite Visual Artist
Ancient Cultures, especially Pre-Columbian; Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist Artists; Kazuma Kaneko; Shigenori Soejima; Greg Capullo; H.R Giger; Sachin Teng; Jonboy Meyers, Stjepan Sejic, Lee Bermejo, many others
Qatsi trilogy, some of the Wachowskis' films, most of Darren Aronofsky's films, some of Guillermo Del Toro's films, K-Pax, ALIEN, Blade Runner, Dark City, Seediq Bale, La Otra Conquista, many others...
Favourite TV Shows
some anime, some wildlife documentaries
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Delerium, Deep Forest, Front Line Assembly, Moonspell, Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, Skinny Puppy, Grendel, Melechesh, Arkona, Eluveitie, Moonsorrow, Godflesh, Amon Amarth, Daemonia Nymphe, Fear Factory, Dream Theater, Chthonic, Tomoko Kawase, many more
Popol Vuh, Tao teh Ching, Hesiod's Theogony, the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Kalevala, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The World as Will and Representation, Brihadaranyaka, A Step forward in defense of animals, many more...
Nezahualcoyotl, Ayocuan Cuetzpaltzin, Arthur Schopenhauer, Renzo Novatore, Friedrich Nietzsche, Allan Moore, Mikhail Bakunin, Peter Singer, HP Lovecraft, many more
Bloodborne, Tomb Raider, MediEvil, Final Fantasy, Shin Megami Tensei & Persona, Might & Magic, God of War, Shadow of the Colossus & ICO, NFS, Forza, Assassin's Creed, Spyro, many more...
History, Mythology, Anarchism, Animal Liberation, Ethics, Science, Comics