Project from my pastels class. We had to illustrate or create an image based on a myth or mythology from any culture. So yeah...that only left about 20 billion options. I ended up just doing Garuda battling a naga/serpent. I kinda had fun with the naga's design XD
I forgot his belly button. Noooooo!
Done all in pastels. Digital photo of the original.
I know there are a bajillion versions of Garuda, and I stuck with a really colorful, cutesy interpretation for this but its not really how I ever pictured him. I mean he had the jewelry and crown and long hair and earrings but I always drew him with more feathers, more white (instead of bright red and yellow wings), and different colored talons and beak. I made his head more bird like too because dammit human heads + beaks are HARD.
Great work! In pastel, it's fabulous, as it's such a hard medium if you want to correct anything...so, , well done! I wouldn't worry about the navel thing...I don't ever give my angels & gods navels, because they were divinely created!!
the lines of the feathers on the wings on the right seem like red yarn improperly tacked up that has come undone and is starting to fall off :/
but it all blows my mind, specially for pastels!
i like how the texture of the paper adds to the surpent's skin and the patches of blue sky and clouds