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Aztec Characters Sketch by Kamazotz Aztec Characters Sketch by Kamazotz
From my new comic I'm working on the side. I posted a poll a couple weeks ago asking which series I should go with. While the majority wanted the story of Teotihuacan, I went with the Mixtec, Zapotec and Aztec story. I'm going to have 16 characters, the story will span a little over 200 pages in a single book. It's set in 1495, so no conquistadors, purely Pre-hispanic period. For those that wanted the other stories, well I plan to do 2 more outta that list. So I may do the Teotihuacan story after all in the future.

Anyway, in case you can't read my weird handwriting the top character is the current Hueyi Tlatoani Ahuizotl (seen in his armor and civilian clothing, his shield is also included). Next we have an Aztec Pochteca (Merchant, Spy, Ambassador). Then we see Ixcatzin, one of Ahuiztol's daughters (seen with and without makeup). And lastly, we see a young Motecuzoma Xocoyotzin. Otherwise known as, Moctezuma II. At this time he is only 29 and a young military commander. There is one important character from the Aztec side missing, but I will show her later.

These are just sketches, so some changes may occur.
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o0blind0o Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Artist
very nice
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Kamazotz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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Dracule0Mihawk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
I love that people are still into mesoamerican history me personaly im learning more deeper into zapotec history since i am originally from oaxaca and in the pueblo we still speak zapoteco that has been passed down and many traditional dances they still do have them often the music uses european instrument like trombone and trumpet etc. but we still have people who use the flute and drums with the dances anyways just wanted you awsome job keep up the good work
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Kamazotz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! yes, there is a growing interest especially among young people to reconnect with their culture. That is good to hear! I don't know too many Zapotecos, except this one girl who is a singer/artist from Oaxaca but I hope to translate the comic these sketches are from into that language (probably the Isthmus variaton) one day. 
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Dracule0Mihawk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Yea there is and regrading translations that would be difficult cause as you may already know that althought in the oaxaca they still speak zapoteco mostly in the pueblo not in the city there are different accents depending what area your from and as for Cosijoeza was able to do what no other enemy has done was strategically outwit the aztec army and force a resolution of peace on his own term then he made his unprecedented marriage alliance with the Mexica royal house through Ahuitzolts daughter Coyolicatzin but all this was made possible by the previous lord of Zaachila Cociyobi who was a descendent relative of Eight Deer Nacuaa. Also your welcome
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Dracule0Mihawk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Also this book might help you to understand about the armies of Aztec, Mixtec and Zapotec also history when the triple Alliance emerged and how Mixtec and Zapotec people fought against them as well as wars that ended one of the empire which made the Triple Alliance feared along with how Cosijoeza was able to defeat Triple Alliance


Its in english tho
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nosuku-k Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
I want to read this comic! I do not know the history well. I can get only fragmentary information by Japanese books. Sweating a little... But somewhere,I may hear that a Ahuiztol's daughter married the king of Mixtec, Zapote.....    I want to read your comic.
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Dracule0Mihawk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Theres a book i own that have information about Aztec,Mixtec and Zapotec armies also this start where the Aztec formed the Triple Alliance and the wars between them and Mixtec also Zapotec and give info about how Cosijoeza Zapotec Lord of Zaachila defeating the Aztec Army which lead Ahuizolts daughter marrying him


Its in english though
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Kamazotz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, this comic won't come out until next year or 2015. Yes, Ahuizotl's daughter married the Zapotec King of Zaachila - Cosijoeza. The history changes, in the Zapotec version of this story there is more emphasis on the romance between Ahuiztol's daughter (Coyolicatzin) and the Zapotec King Cosijoeza. In the Aztec versions, there is more emphasis on the war and the battle itself. I'm going to try to find a balance between both versions.
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nosuku-k Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Muy bien! We will be able to enjoy your comics in two versions! I like your works. Because I can imagine the historical atmosphere of Aztecs.
The Ahuiztol's daughter (Coyolicatzin)....I am looking forward to seeing how she will be drawn by you.
Ahuiztol's daughters.........The other day, I read wikipedia,Nezahualpilli.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nezahual…
"He married a daughter of Ahuitzotl only to later have her executed."
I knew that Nezahualpilli executed his wife, but I did not know that she was an Ahuiztol's daughter.....
I hope that your Coyolicatzin becomes happy.
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Kamazotz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, my focus is more on the historical part. I am a little unfamiliar with Aztec myth, I know more Mayan myths. Although, in my country, one of the original inhabitants here called the Pipils are related to the Aztecs. They originally came from Mexico and settled in the western side of El Salvador, my country, so we have many representations of Aztec deities here as well. Tlaloc, Xipe Totec, Quetzalcoat (Quetzalcoatl for the Aztecs), Itzqueye, Metzi (Meztli for the Aztecs), Tonal (Tonatiuh for the Aztecs), Ehekat (Ehecatl for the Aztecs), Tunantal (Tonantnzin for the Aztecs) are all major Gods here. Our myths vary a bit from the Aztec ones, and the language itself is also a bit different (we speak Nawat a close relative of Nahuatl). Even today, in some places these Gods are still talked about in oral stories. My parents told me a few about Tlaloc and his half pig half serpent helpers for instance.

And about Nezahualpilli, you are right, he did execute her. Curiously, another of Ahuizotl's daughters Teotlalco, married Moctezuma II which makes Cosijoeza brother in law to Moctezuma II. As for Coyolicatzin, well you can say she does live happy at a heavy cost. She had three children with Cosijoeza named Donaji (a daughter), Lachi or Cosijopi (their son), and Pinopiaa(another daughter). These are Zapotec names btw. Coyolicatzin's name changed to Pelaxilla which means cotton-flake in Zapotec.
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nosuku-k Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Gracias. Your parents told you the tale of Tlaloc.... It is nice. In Japan, I also was told several Japanese myths in my childhood. Of course, as the story that is pleasant, not as a difficult talk.

You drew two Ahuiztol's daughters, Ixcatzin and Coyolicatzin.
And Coyolicatzin married Cosijoeza, she had the next king Cosijopi.
I saw your Coyolicatzin on your work.
fav.me/d64o0md
Que bonita! She is very beautiful, and her facial expression is very charming. I am sure, Cosijoeza es feliz!
But I do not know what Ixcatzin did in the history. Who did marry her? When I read your comics, I might know her fate. I am looking forward to it.

I did not know Teotlalco, so I saw Wikipedia.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teotlalc…
"Teotlalco's father was King Matlaccohuatl", perhaps there may be various opinions. But like you told, I like the opinion that Teotlalco was an Ahuizotl's daughter. Two great tlatoque were father and son-in-law......There would be many stories.
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Kamazotz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes did you know Tlaloc here is associated with frogs? There are many sculptures of frogs placed in mountains looking up at the sky like this dmaconnect.org/idc/groups/publ…  The reason for frogs is because you hear them before rains come. Here is how Tlaloc was represented here online.sfsu.edu/kbruhns/cihuat… m9.i.pbase.com/o6/93/329493/1/… is interesting, it would be fun to see Japanese myth crossed over with Aztec myths. I think that would make an interesting drawing.

Thank you! Ixcatzin is actually a semi-made up character. I say half made up because historically Moctezuma II did marry a daughter of Ahuizotl. She is the daughter he would marry in the future (I made a mistake when I mentioned Teotlalco she is another princess Moctezuma II married). Ixcatzin is Coyolicatzin's sister. However, historically she was never named, so I had to make up a name for her. Sorry I got mixed up with Teotlalco, I was looking wrong at the family tree. Teotlalco is from Ecatepec.

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nosuku-k Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Thank you for the information!!I did not know about Tlaloc and frog. On dA, I had seen the picture of Chacs who rode on frogs. fav.me/d6pxbt
I rarely draw Japanese myth...  Only this. ...
[My work] www.pixiv.net/member_illust.ph…
[Yamata no Orochi] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamata_n…
So I have not drawn pictures of Japanese myths mixing with Aztec myths.
In Japan, I know that there are several artists who draw Aztec gods who mixed with Japanese culture. like this:
Gods in Mictlan www.pixiv.net/member_illust.ph…
Tlaloc www.pixiv.net/member_illust.ph…

Gracias! Moctezuma II historically married a daughter of Ahuizotl too. And, two great tlatoque were father and son-in-law. I did not know it. Now I know it, I am glad!
Oh, I want to read your comics more and more....!
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Kamazotz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.

Your drawing looks neat. And thank you for sharing those works! Very interesting!

Yes, many people are actually waiting for the comic.  I will try to get it out as soon as possible! Right now I'm still working the script and story outline.

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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah you're soooooo creative and amazing and kind too :iconloveloveplz:
can't wait to see the comic.
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Kamazotz Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks Freya :D
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EmpressofAndes Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG, I love this! I still cannot believe how creative you are! :love:. I must say the woman painted in yellow looks a little with a Chinese woman :D
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Kamazotz Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha but now that you mention it she kinda does look Chinese. But this is actually the hairstyle and makeup noble Aztec girls had. ;)
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EmpressofAndes Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, that's pretty much it :XD:. But anyway, it's great!
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Kamazotz Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks! :D
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EmpressofAndes Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
;)
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antaresprime Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
looking forward to the comic
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Kamazotz Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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Sarkananight Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely!
Maybe I'm also gonna upload some sketch dumbs for my comic in the near future... I have been thinking of it for a while, but I never really scanned them, though. Some of them looks rather wierd ;P
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Kamazotz Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Do it! We wanna see what happens behind the scenes. ;)
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Sarkananight Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahah, okay if you said it ;)
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MOCTEUMA XOCOYOTZIN :iconloveloveplz: he's so amaaaazing, i love him :iconbegplz:
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Kamazotz Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm hoping to present him in a better light than how he is typically, but erroneously portrayed. :D
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