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The Horned She

I'm not precisely sure who The Horned She is in my personal mythology, but she has a fondness for octopi. (The octopus is a symbol of the ancient creative forces, deeper mysteries, and in some traditions, female sexuality.)

You'll notice her belly is made of glass, and she has two cave fish--one lighter, one darker--swimming around in her belly.

(Sketched in pencil, scanned and painted in Photoshop. Not sure how long this took, I lost track of the time.)

A progression of this piece can be found here: [link]
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We-All-Have-Rabies's avatar
I was brought here from science blogs. Great picture.
pixelfish's avatar
Thanks! And yay for the Science Blogs! I like to sketch in the local science museums (California Academy of Science in SF and aquarium and Pac Sci Center in Seattle).
We-All-Have-Rabies's avatar
Nice. I'm searching for a science community to be apart of. I like reading peer reviewed material, I like reading new fields of studies straight from the horses mouth. I'm interested in learning more about synthetic biology and genetic engineering. Very exciting.
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InKibus's avatar
Truly original and beautiful.
Wow great drawing your best by far! Great concept!
BeatBoxBat's avatar
This is incredible.
kelsm's avatar
Really nice. I dig the palette and over all textures and detailing.
ValentinaKallias's avatar
Featured here:


Feel free to visit, but there is no obligation:)
SaTaNiA's avatar
Wonderfull !
Awesome dark palette with and great atmosphere !
billndrsn's avatar
Outstanding! Added to "Aliens" Collection here [link]
ErrantDreams's avatar
Wow! Stunning and darkly fascinating.
Emeranie's avatar
You've been featured here - [link]
pixelfish's avatar
I just noticed the feature and thank you for including the Horned She. :)
fyrenwater's avatar
saw this on Elfwood years ago. it amazed me then and still amazes me now. she's scary, yet feminine, graceful, and oddly beautiful.
TheDramaticMonarch's avatar
Wow, such an interesting, striking character. Fantastic work. :)
nl37tgt's avatar
can you say "daaaaaammmmmmmnnnn"

simply amazing detail.
Noitaluda's avatar
Very striking. Reminds me of one of my fav artists Brom. Great work, this :)
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Hello :wave:
Your wonderful work has been featured in my journal [link] so, pls, if it bothers you in any way feel free to ask me to remove it.
Have a great day :heart:
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