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Garuda subduing a serpent by luve Garuda subduing a serpent by luve
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.

And those wings are a disgrace to humanity :{
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mikalover139 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
The detail is awesome!
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paradoxistruth Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I love your comment about the wings :) It is good to hear someone else criticize their work, but not overly so. Just being real.
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Marianafix Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Nice work, beautful
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LegionaryMario Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Student General Artist
Awesome!

I <3 Hindu mythology lol.
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Tigerblock Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
LOL! Would Garuda have been born to have a belly button? XD Nice work; cool that you made the reptile look slimy too.
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chasmosaur Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
Human heads + beaks are HOTTT

but then I'm weird like that
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notreallypurple Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
This is more amazing than I know how to say. o.o The wash even has that beautiful old antiquey look that the manuscripts have.
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
Excellent one of your best works.

:+fav:
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xxsqueekbatxx Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006
pastels are totally the new markers. I've been messing around with them lately muself. well done :)
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silvanoir Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Hobbyist
Nice to see mythological beings that others don't draw that much.

Human heads and beaks do seem awkward, but you did a good job on it.

I coudln't get that level of color and detail on my pastels, the stuff is too messy for me.
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beau-minon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
its beautiful :clap:
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oneirogenic Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
Eee, very neat. I love seeing Hindu-inspired art around...its myths are always overshadowed by other cultures'.

This has such a neat illustrative look about it. The Naga is excellent!
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korndoll Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
This looks fantastic! I really love the colours. You have done such a great job <3
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sneaky8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Your art just makes me happy. =) I really like the way you envisioned the naga.
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Marshroots Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Oh, this is lovely! The colouring looks very professional. :)
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linka-chan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
OMG! Amazing! I love the colours.
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AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006  Professional General Artist
Great work!:-) In pastel, it's fabulous, as it's such a hard medium if you want to correct anything...so, :clap:, well done! I wouldn't worry about the navel thing...I don't ever give my angels & gods navels, because they were divinely created!!:D
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starbones Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
this turned out wonderfully! i'm glad you kept Naga's head serpentine instead of making it human-like.
looks amazing m'dear. you do very well with pastels (envy!!)
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GoatMilk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
ENVY for using a media in such an amazing way- I hate pastels/chalk/charcoal THAT STUFF with a fiery passion -______-

this is stunning per usual ;o;
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minuu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006  Student
ouuuuuu!
that's the HAPS
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ESG Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks very much like an authentic indian painting. Your ability to capture a soft earthy-ness to your work has me entranced! (haha I sound so pretentious. But honestly, I love your artwork so much!)
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BlkDragon96 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
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
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frecklefaced29 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
it's incredible! :omg:
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LoneWolfandShrub Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
...It's awesome..it's awesome...it's awesome.. 0.0
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kaidoh Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very neat! You really captured the mythos!
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thismorning Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006   Writer
what sort of pastels did you use?

gorgeous, beteedoubleu. (;
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ephemeral Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
your skill with pastels amazes me.
i've always thought that they were an incredibly hard medium to use, much less master, but you've done so well with contrast and depth...the shading looks so realistic. :)
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Smeagoldfish Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
cheese, this is some insanely detailed work. The shading is a standout feature, and i think you pulled off the humanface with beak alright.
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razortire Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Beautiful work!
I really love the serpent, who looks like somebody's little brother who is getting a big kick out of being irritating! :D
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T-Mike-T Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Wonderful! :clap:
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