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Cuauhtemoc - 500 years

Cuauhtemoc by Guiler-717, visual art

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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 titled IXIPTLA, 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


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

Other Stuff about me:

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
Favourite Movies
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
Favourite Books
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...
Favourite Games
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...

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Hello there, thanks so much for the faves. It means a lot to us, so here's a llama for you! Llama jump

Meera Chibi - 10K Thank You Dear | NinaLife31

Also please stay tuned as we publish new samples and concept art for our original comic series (plural) on a weekly basis! meowla

Welcome home! Welcome to Aryaveandyou AND Deviant Art! It's an honor that you joined our varied group!!!

Hello! Your works are awesome. Hope you may keep on drawing. :D

Thank you! Unfortunately in the last two years I haven't been drawing as much as I'd like, or like how I used to in years before (especially between 2016 - 1st half of 2018), though I still keep drawing, generally sketching, just not painting too much or being able to finish most of those drawings. I keep working on personal art projects though (and writing stories), just in a much slower pace because I don't have too much time or financial support on that front yet.

Ah, sorry to hear that. I know the feeling, though. I haven't had a ton of time either. :( But hope you may not mind me asking questions about your characters and stories. They look really interesting. :D

Thanks! I'm glad to see you're interested in them, I don't mind answering those questions. Some of the stuff I have around my gallery is old, though, and some details from those stories have been / are gradually being changed a bit as I write them.

Parabens irmão, tudo de bom! ^^