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Tlilecuauhtli, it means dark eagle in Nahuatl (aztec language). Made this for a mini-challenge in gameartisans.org. The theme of the challenge was pirate portraits so I came up with this guy who was an Aztec eagle warrior who lived in the times of Spanish conquest and ended up becoming a pirate who hunts, kills and loots conquistadors and their ships.

The frame was also part of the challenge guidelines so I went ahead and made a fancy frame. It was a fun piece to make. Hope you like it. :)
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:icongibger:
Gibger Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Student General Artist
This is so coool!!!, love the jaws, it's such a good design!
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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TyrannoNinja Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Well, the Aztec Empire did end close to the so-called Golden Age of Piracy, so this is actually a plausible scenario!
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
yep!
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Violeta-de-Panteon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
Great idea XD
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Violeta-de-Panteon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
:waves: 
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:iconclaudius42:
Claudius42 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic. Am I the only one who thinks he looks like an assassin?
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:) I wasn't yet into AC when I made him, but the principles apply I guess if Spanish Conquistadors=Templars.  Maybe this was him before he joined the brotherhood.
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Claudius42 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
He could be a former assassin, too. Lets see...maybe he was a survivor of the Mixton War fought between Assassins and Templars for the control of Mexico. He could have been trained since childhood to be an Assassin but became disillusioned with the cause after Brotherhood Master Francisco Tenamaztle's surrender to the Spanish. He broke the creed, left the organization, and continued the good fight as a pirate.

Or not. He's your artwork. Keep up the good work. Faved, BTW.
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I like that, you seem to know your history.  Thanks for the fave! :)
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:iconalpha-squid:
Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
FAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx!
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:iconalpha-squid:
Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!!!!
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ixen00 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If that is the cursed Aztec gold from the Pirates of The Caribbean you could get in trouble... also that left shoulder pad looks suspiciously a lot like the one from Zero Wolf from Apocalypto. just saying.
 
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HecM Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The Aztec gold medallion from PoC is just the Sun Stone with a skull face in the center instead of Tonatiuh's face.  The apocalypto shoulderpad is also based on research about Mayan and Aztec warriors.  Neither movie invented the stuff you mention and I didn't claim to have invented it either because the character is an alternate history fiction piece, similar to how Inglorious Bastards creates a branch of alternate history based on the real deal.  Everything on this character is based on existing stuff from history just mashed into one image.  Good eye on noticing these, but don't worry, I'm not making profits from this image which was done for fun, and even if I was profiting movie studios wouldn't have a case because they didn't invent any of these things either. :)
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:iconalpha-squid:
Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx
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:iconalpha-squid:
Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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:icontfhybrid:
TFhybrid Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
>aztec pirate

This needs to be a game.

Now.
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
would be cool indeed. :)
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Mexicutioner18 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I absolutley love this Drawing!!!
Im fixin on gettin a tattoo of Aztec/Mayan Tribal or warrior like and this hella gave me a grand idea! :D
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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aniieuchiha96 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
que pro está
tiene la marquita de "Hecho en México" xD
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:icongeneralllama:
GeneralLlama Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
I love the idea behind it, especially because I am crazily anti-imperialistic!
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MetalheadRiceFarmer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Awesome idea for a pirate.
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:iconelnordico:
ElNordico Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
Great Mix! Beautiful drawing, i really like it!
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VioletCrawford Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey. I left a comment last year saying how much I loved this picture and how I wished you would set it up with deviant art so that I could buy it. Well I went ahead and bought a copy last month, a 16'' by 16''. I got it framed and gave it to my Dad for a birthday present. He really loves it as well and he greatly admired your technique and originality. In fact seeing this piece added to the family's ecletic "art wall" it got me wondering if you paint as well. And although I really love the print out I bought I was wondering if you would consider painting this picture for me. Having a canvas that I could hang on the wall, done by the original artist would mean so much. My family has basically fallen in love with this one. I don't know if you have the time or how we would set up how to pay or who to ship with and its not like I could pay thousands or even hundreds of dollars but I would really appreciate the opportunity to buy a painting of this from you. Please consider and let me know. Thanks!
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HecM Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, I'm very happy to hear this and I'd love to have time... and traditional art supplies to do an analog version of this. Unfortunately I'm fully booked with digital work both 2d and 3d at the moment and possibly for the rest of the year. I would suggest checking if the canvas prints DA offers would be suitable. Other than that I can only thank you for your kind comments and buying the print. Perhaps in the future I'll take up oil painting again, I only did a bit of it in college.
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VioletCrawford Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

To HecM,

I am not sure if you remember me but I bought one of your deviant art prints of your “Dark Eagle – Aztec Pirate” picture.  I commented and told you how very much my family and I loved your talent and vision.

Although the beauty and detail shines through in the medium of digital art, I have always wondered how it would look as a traditional oil portrait.  Oil portraits of early Latin American families are actually quite common and I have fallen in love and studied them for a long time.  Their faces are so beautiful and reflect a mixture of Spanish and Indigenous ancestry reminding me very much of your drawing.

In fact your drawing moved me so much I spoke of my desire to a local artist, Don Darst (donalddarst.com/), who also felt inspired with the idea.  With your permission I would commission a rendering of your drawing to be done as an oil portrait.  Don Darst and I might have to find a model but we would very much like to stick to the feel and look of your drawing.

Please write me back and let me know if this is agreeable with you.  I am not asking permission to copy your work but would very much appreciate your blessing in creating something inspired by it.

Thank you for your time,

VioletCrawford

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VioletCrawford Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well thats OK, thanks for thinking about it anyway. And even if you don't do traditional painting please don't ever stop doing your thing because you have great talent. I wish you well!
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Icarus389 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I approve of this guy ;D I mean, what he did.
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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phantomdotexe Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Writer
Interesting and lovely.
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanx. :)
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:iconramosm:
ramosm Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
this one is nice
i also like the fact that your drawing has a story behind it.
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias. :)
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:iconvioletcrawford:
VioletCrawford Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture is my favorite out of the whole deviant art collection. It is so unique and imaginative. You are really amazing. I'd really love to buy this as a poster as a birthday present for my dad. Please make it available.
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there, I've uploaded a large version, if you wish to buy a particular size and the cropping or framing is off let me know and I can adjust it. I also lowered the price as much as I could, the base prices of DA are kinda high. Thanks for your interest in it. :)
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lewisgunner1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
i find it offence cause im spanish
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0wnenstein Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
The left glove is awesome.
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconviolentchihuahua:
violentchihuahua Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist
this pic is stunning,awesome work(btw)I'm aztec
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Saludos, yo soy del DF. Gracias por tu comentario. :)
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:iconviolentchihuahua:
violentchihuahua Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist
your welcomez:D
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RossoDH Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Está bien rifado!! El sello de "Hecho en México" tiene un tanto de humor feliz :love: . Excelente!!! Tiene un chingo de detalles jajaja, y a sacar el código postal jajaja.
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
codigo postal?
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:iconrossodh:
RossoDH Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
O sea que mi léxico está medio barrio, a eso me refiero :p
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:iconhecm:
HecM Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Ilhuicamina Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
hey, buen trabajo, muy orginal, amalgama de muchas cosas, saludoss
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