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Isis

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Published: January 15, 2011
© 2011 - 2020 JaniceDuke
Art for my book, Hawk Divine. Now available in paperback and on Kindle.

As I move I feel I am a tree filled with chattering sparrows, then a dandelion seed floating in the wind. I am rooted, then uplifted: feather, moss, then stone. My bare feet tingle as I spin on the warm grass. I hear a guitar join the rhythm.  I am a buzzard circling high in the sky. I am worms wriggling in the roots of wild garlic. I am a droplet of morning dew trembling in a spider’s web.

As I move my body to the playful tune I am lost in all this wonder, I feel life pulsing through me. I spin and spin and spin, rocked in the arms of a goddess. Her hair is forest thousands of miles wide, her skin a desert at sunrise. The oceans of the world pulse in her veins and she smiles. Oh how she smiles! Sirius sparkles in her eyes. From her womb spirals out the evolution of life, like a polyp; countless tendrils of countless creatures birthing and dying into each other, like every cell in my own singular finite form. -- Water and Dust Walking (Isis), Hawk Divine

Written and fully illustrated by yours truly, Hawk Divine features my eight Egyptian Gods portrait series, as well as previously unseen work. Eight short stories unfold in a modern context, exploring aspects of each of the eight deities presented. Syncretic, supernatural and definitely different, I really hope you enjoy it!

For more info see my blog.

See others in the series here:

Anubis: janiceduke.deviantart.com/art/…

Set: janiceduke.deviantart.com/art/… 

Horus: janiceduke.deviantart.com/art/… 

Bast: janiceduke.deviantart.com/art/… 

Sekhmet: janiceduke.deviantart.com/art/… 

Thoth: janiceduke.deviantart.com/art/… 

Osiris: janiceduke.deviantart.com/art/… 

My Website: www.janiceduke.com/
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© 2011 Janice Duke
Image size
3500x4900px 12.19 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
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kjlgy Interface Designer
very very awesome 👏
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Cheers :D
WhatD's avatar
shame that some Islamic fuck-jobs had to use her name for a terror organization. A beautiful woman, and goddess tainted by terrorists.
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Exactly! Also it sucks even more I keep on occassion find terrorist jokes on drawings on Isis, the egyptian goddess. Which is just tasteless and obviously she has NOTHING to do with those assholes.
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This is the perfect image for my collection
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EvilScarrlettHobbyist General Artist
excellent work!
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Cheers :D
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EvilScarrlettHobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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VarwasHobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is very inspirising! I'm a big fan of ancient Egyptian religion and myths but I've never seen anyone to draw somethin like this! Thank you! :)
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
My pleasure, enjoy! :D
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RananieidaHobbyist Writer
Really beautiful. Awesome use of colors.
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
JeanzeArt's avatar
P.S. How do you feel about your art being used for tattoos? THAT is how much I love your work! :)
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
That's quite a compliment :D So long as you give me credit as the artist who designed it to anyone asking, and you send me photos of the tattoo, with your permision to show it off, I would be happy for my work to be used for tattoos.
JeanzeArt's avatar
Gorgeous painting of Isis! Love all of your art. Anubis is spectacular! My wish list would be to see you bring Akhenaten to life (even though he's not a deity).
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, glad you feel that way :D Akhenaten is an interesting one, I might be tempted to do something with him at some stage.
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Eldr-FireHobbyist Traditional Artist
Aside from how awesome Isis looks, I really like the background behind her.
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :D Yes, I was particularly pleased with the water.
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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ANOTHER great job O.o some many great pictures on your page :D
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, glad you like them :D
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surthrivalHobbyist General Artist
well done!
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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