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Tezcatlipoca and Xochiquetzal by Manwe-Varda Tezcatlipoca and Xochiquetzal by Manwe-Varda
:bulletred: Here my entry for the Gods and Godesses 2014 contest of :iconancient-touch: :dance:

:bulletblue: So, let me introduce Xochiquetzal and if you follow me, you should already know the almighty Tezcatlipoca :)

Tezcatlipoca: Litteraly "smoking mirror". Probably the most important and the most feared god of the Aztec pantheon. Creator of the world along with Quetzalcoatl. God of the night sky, war, temptation, hurricane, rulership, etc.
Don't mess with him, as a creator he likes to destroy, bring chaos, then, create again. He's impetuous and Humans and the other Gods have to deal with it.

Xochiquetzal: Godess of love, beauty and sex for pleasure. She was first the wife of Tlaloc, the rain god. But after she seduced a priest and then turned him into a scorpion as a mark of her power, Tezcatlipoca found she was awesome and fell in love with her. Instead of trying to seduce her like every gentleman would do, Tezcatlipoca just kidnapped her and she became his 4th wife.


:bulletgreen: About my drawing:
:pointr: From what I have seen, Xochiquetzal is usually depicted as a soft woman. But I think that for a godess of "sex for pleasure" she have to be hot and sexy. So, I guess a badass punk-haired woman is my vision of the hotness :)
:pointr: As I said, Tezcatlipoca kidnapped Xochiquetzal. I doubt she was happy about that first but then, I guess they could get along well. So, they find a deal and yes, they are bro fisting because, hey, they ARE awesome after all! :XD:


Inspiration and pose ref: 31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo4…


PS: Oh yeah, I know, the hands on the foreground suck, and screw the anatomy! :XD:

EDIT: Oh my! I won the 2nd place!!!! I'm SO happy! Thank you for the support!!!

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Tezcatlipoca the smoking mirror and Xochiquetzal  are precolombian gods

Art © me
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:iconreaper1998:
Reaper1998 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
good job
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waddler68 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
I know that Tezcatlipoca required human sacrifices on a regular basis.
Did the goddess Xochiquetzal require them as well? 
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:iconmanwe-varda:
Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
I don't think so... or maybe... but less as for Tezca for sure ;)
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queenrrintheflesh Featured By Owner May 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
awesome really enjoying the charecters, choice of colors and their regalia
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:iconmanwe-varda:
Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Thank you so much!! :D
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:iconmytforskare:
Mytforskare Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Congratulations on winning second prize! I'm really happy for you!
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:iconmanwe-varda:
Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Thank youuuu sweeties!
I actually can't believe it! :faint:

Also, welcome back to the connected world ;)
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:iconmytforskare:
Mytforskare Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome!
IKR? A massive well done... Lucky you with all those points and premium membership! Use it well! <:'3

Ahah thank you! It's back to comic production! >: D
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Lethao Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Les postures sont pas mal, tu t'en sort pas mal sur les couleurs, mais fais attention à ne pas mettre trop de textures, je sais que ça masque certains défauts, mais à trop en mettre ça finit par ne faire que masquer :rose:.

En tout cas, continue :D.
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Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
C'est vrai ca masque notamment la colo de la peau pas tjrs réussie mais c'est avant tout pour donner un effet "vieux" au dessin. Comme si ils sortaient d'un codex aztec :)
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nosuku-k Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Xochiquetzal, strong and beautiful, I like her! (Of course, Tezcatlipoca, too cool!)
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:iconmanwe-varda:
Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
ありがとう~ :D
I'm glad you like my version of them! :)
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skuad Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vraiment excellent, les persos, la posture et les visages on voit que tu bosses, par contre non, non, non !
Pour les main faut continuer à travailler sinon tu va continuer à ne pas les faire correctement, mais t'as vmt fais du bon boulot continue comme ça !
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Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
merci! :)

Beuuh, oui je sais mais jte jure que j'ai essayé (le poing de Tezcatlipoca notamment) mais j'étais à deux doigts de jeter ma tablette par la fenetre! Je ne comprends pas comment c'est fait une main, ya trop d'os :tears:
lol
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Mytforskare Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
AWESOME!! So you got your entry ready, I see! I love how the both of them look so bad-ass with the bro-fisting! HAHAHA! And I love how confident you made her! >:}

Mine is.... work in progress... I am suddenly very busy with stuff so I hope I'll be able to finish it before I go off to Sweden... my parents are getting me to help out in the garden right now so I am quite busy as we need to replace the fence that runs all long the side and back.
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:iconmanwe-varda:
Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Thank youuuu!! :D
Yeah, a "sex" godess have to be confident, don't you think? :XD:


Can't wait to see your entry!
Oh, when are you going to Sweden?
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Mytforskare Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome!!
Oh, totally! I really like what you did with her - it's an awesome unique twist!

Thank you!! Gaahh... I hope you'll like it! Hehehe....!!
I'm going to Sweden on April 2nd and come back on April the 18th. So.... I have until the start of April to get it done amongst other things!
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Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Still have 2 weeks :)
oh, and you will be back just for the result of the contest! :XD:
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Mytforskare Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
OOOh, you are right! I should most certainly be able to finish it!
Yaaay, oh I will! XD That's good timing!
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Hanoko Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
On (je) pourrait en effet pinailler sur l'exactitude anatomique, mais en fait je m'en branle, les perso claquent, les couleurs claquent, le dessin claque :XD:
À mon tour de te souhaiter bonne chance pour le concours! Peut-être serons-nous lauréates en même temps! (sait-on jamais!)
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:iconmanwe-varda:
Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Yay! Merci! :highfive:

Moi y a encore un mois de delais pour le concours alors j'espere que tu auras tes resultats avant! ;)
J'aimerai bien etre sur le podium, j'ai mes chances pour l'instant :)
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
This is awesome!
And I did enjoy reading your summary of Tezcatlipoca and Xochiquetzal. I'll be honest - I'm weak in the Aztec department, so I just love learning new things here.
I really do like your interpretation of Xochiquetzal; and yes, I do picture a goddess who represents sex to be confident in her stature and badass in her own way!

As always, your colors are spectacular, and it's nice to see more from you. :hug:
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Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Oh and btw, from now I use the same theme as you on Tumblr and I put them on background. Turns pretty good :)
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Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Thank you!!! :D

I will be honest too: I knew nothing about them until I start drawing them! :XD: (I just knew the names of Tezcatlipoca and Quetzalcoatl from a game but I immediately LOVED that names!)

Glad to see that once again, we agreed! :highfive:

I'm waiting to see more from YOU!! :)
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
I always thought that the Aztec names were such a mouthful to say, haha. :XD: I actually have to double-check my spelling each time before I post anything having to do with them.
Honestly, I really like looking at your art because not only is it fun to look at, but I get to learn new things too! Double-duty, hooray!
A game? Do you remember so you could be a tad more specific? =P

Obviously, great minds think alike! :D

Agh, I'm trying, I'm trying~ I've been so lazy these days, but I'm slooowly finishing off my current project. I finished inking it last night, and all I have to do is color it. :)

By the way, I saw your new Tumblr theme! My goodness, is it awesome!
I absolutely adore your background, and it suits your blog so well!
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:iconmanwe-varda:
Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
They are! But Tezca and Quetza are the easiest to say ;)

The game was Atlantis II (maybe know as "Beyond Atlantis" in your country) it was a french game. But actually the first one is waaaaay better.


Yeaaah, you have something on! Can't wait!!

Thank ya! :blowkiss:
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:iconwhiskeysalad:
WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Haha, well I do like the shortened versions of their name, yes. :)

Agh, I never heard of that one before you told me...
But looking at the pictures, it does look very pretty. :heart:
Sadly, sequels don't always do the originals justice, do they?

Aw, thanks! I really hope it meets your expectations!
I tend to get a little nervous before posting something, haha.

As always, you're welcome! :hug:
You're my friend, so I'll do whatever I can to support you here and on Tumblr.
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:iconmanwe-varda:
Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Haha, even their full names are ok. Tlaloc is maybe the easiest but Huizilopotchli is a pain :XD:

Well, it's probably not very famous in USA (it wasn't that much in France neither though) and it's a rather "old" game now.
Btw, I used her as inspiration for Quetza's tattoos: www.metzomagic.com/images/2008…
Yeah, I barely could cite a game or a movie which sequel is better or as good as the first ( oh yeah, there's that another french game "Little Big Adventure", the 2 is actually better than the 1)

Nervous? Don't be, your artworks are great!
Me, I'm usually totally excited by the finalization of a drawing :XD:
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CowgirlXena Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I love the description bros with benefits too XD It so fits those two lol.

You did a great job on the pic and Xochi looks great with the punk looking hair lol.
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:iconmanwe-varda:
Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
I guess it's the best description indeed! :XD:

Thank you for the kind comment, I'm so glad you like it! :hug:
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BluejayBandit Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
YES!! FREAKING YAY!!!

Though I think of them more like "bros" with benefits, i really like these two together. Though I read somewhere that Tlaloc pushed Tezca off a mountain when he was kidnapping her, and then in another that he didn't. DAMN MANUSCRIPTS.

Oh well.

BEAUTIFUL WORK AS EVER!!
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:iconmanwe-varda:
Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
YAY! :highfive: Thank you!!! :love:

Lol, yeah, "bro with benefits" is a perfect summary!! :XD:

That's what is shit about aztec mythology, you never find the same version from one manuscrit to another >_<
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BluejayBandit Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I have the theory that he was pushed off a mountain but he just climbed again and was like LOL
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Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Yeah, I guess he don't give a shit, he got the girl, he's happy! :XD:
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Horselandiceage Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
yay finally!! gcdvh :3 is really awesome! I like the colors! n.n and well, Tezcatlipoca looks so jdbchbdshbbcbn in your style :XD: hahaha no, really, I like how you draw him :iconinloveplz:  x3 <--- I'll get right to Mictlan for say these things(? :'D It was worth it! haha lol
Btw great job! ^-^
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Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Thank youuuuu!!!! :hug:

I actually LOVE how Tezca turns out on this one! He looks so fierce! So, you won't go to Mitclan for that. I guess he's flattered that women find him so awesome! :XD:
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Horselandiceage Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
your welcome n.n
hahaha looool maybe maybe haha x3 is just that he is really jbjdhnjjdnh *-* you know :')
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Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Tezcatlipoca (with a big godly voice): Thanks ladies. I'm glad to see your drawings make me justice. I'm not gonna eat your hearts today.
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Horselandiceage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
....... *¬* oh my, thanks thanks thanks!! thank you so much, my lord :iconiloveyouplz: 
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Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
:XD:
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