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Mythos: Sekhmet [Version 2.0]
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Published: July 15, 2017
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I've been wanting to re-draw this one for a while!  In retrospect, the first version didn't seem to capture her well enough: Mythos: Sekhmet Normally I might let that slide, but Sekhmet is one of my favorite mythological figures EVAH, so something had to be done!

Anyway, Sekhmet here is essentially the Egyptian goddess of badassery, representing war, the destructive power of the sun, and all things badass (leather jackets, sunglasses, etc.).  She unleashed an unholy wrath on mankind when they disrespected Ra, so much so that Ra himself had to intervene to prevent her from destroying everything. Some of her playful nicknames include "One Before Whom Evil Trembles", "Mistress of Dread", "Lady of Slaughter" and "She Who Mauls".  'Nuff said. ;p
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StarGamerWorld's avatar
I feel dumb for not commenting on this until now, but Sekhmet looks awesome! Love the design you gave her here. :D

And... yeah, I'm kinda echoing the idea of a beat 'em up or some other kind of game starring Sekhmet. :XD: Depending on your interpretation of her, you could have her visit tons of pantheons across time.
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Thanks, man!  I like how this one turned out much more! :D

Definitely!  How fun would that be?  I miss the beat'em ups from the '80s and '90s--I would love an old-school pixel art beat'em up, and if it featured mythological figures, all the better! :meow:
StarGamerWorld's avatar
Hah, yeah, absolutely! :D In your own story/setting, how high up would you rank Sekhmet in terms of power among the gods? :)
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HardCoreCrocomireStudent General Artist
she's wonderful
MurderousAutomaton's avatar
Thank you!  She's one of my favorites from this series. :D
HewyToonmore's avatar
Looks more male than female to me.
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Yeah, since she displays so many aggressive traits, I didn't think a feminine look would fit as well--kinda like how lionesses themselves are a bit masculine in their roles and ferocity.  I never thought of Sekhmet as being as effeminate as godesses like Aset or Bastet. :D
HewyToonmore's avatar
How would you draw Bastet?
MurderousAutomaton's avatar
Good question!  She'd definitely be less top-heavy than Sekhmet, and more shapely overall.  I'd probably focus more on her sleekness and agility rather than raw strength, but maybe incorporate some of the same design elements for the head/headdress that this Sekhmet has, though her face wouldn't protrude as much, being a small cat.  I kinda want to draw her now... :XD:
HewyToonmore's avatar
She should definitely be beautiful and a CAT.
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I certainly wouldn't want her to not be a cat! :meow:
HewyToonmore's avatar
So how is Bastet coming along? LOL
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Ha!  Well, as you probably guessed, I haven't had time to return to that series.  I might try to find time this year to at least finish a few sketches I have in the works!  I still need to color Sundiata, Hermes Psychopompos, Mictlantecuhtli, The Jersey Devil and a Bakeneko.  We'll see how it goes! :D
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ijustlikehaloHobbyist Traditional Artist
Imagine a God of War style game starring Sekhmet.
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Oh, man!  How cool would THAT be?  I'd love to play a game like that! :la: I had a beat'em up-style game concept going once that would have four gods from different cultures team up to take down a big baddie.  If I remember right it was Sekhmet, Hermes, Balder (or Hanuman as an alternative) and Beowulf, and they'd be aided by their respective cultures' larger gods.  Kind of like Power Stone, each could take on a different form/mechanic that would make them more powerful for a short period of time, so you could tear through enemies.  I'd love to be able to turn that into a game one of these days! :D
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ijustlikehaloHobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe even have them travel through time for location and enemy diversity.
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Oh, that's a cool idea!  I was thinking of it in terms of the newer cultures waking the older, more ancient cultures, but either one could be cool! :la:
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Wooaaoaoa!!!La la la la La la la la La la la la 
MurderousAutomaton's avatar
Ha, ha!  Thanks! ^_____^
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GusindorStudent General Artist
Cool! She certainly looks like a goddess of badassery.
MurderousAutomaton's avatar
Ha, ha!  Thanks!  She definitely enjoys her work. ;p
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Thank you, sir!  It was fun to draw her again. :la:
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